Installation Manual
Designed for use with Intelix HDMI twisted pair matrices, the active Intelix
DIGI-HDMI-HR-R balun transmits an HDMI (high-definition multimedia
interface) audio/video signal up to 150 feet over inexpensive twisted pair
cabling, such as Cat 5e or Cat 6. The DIGI-HDMI-HR-R supports standard
HDTV resolutions and is HDCP compliant.
Two individual runs of twisted pair cable are required when installing the
DIGI-HDMI-HR-R balun. The unit is fully compatible with Cat 5e and Cat 6.
In environments susceptible to high electromagnetic interference, two shielded
twisted pair cables should be used.
The Intelix DIGI-HDMI-HR-R includes one receive balun, one power supply,
and one mounting bracket.
Caution: Do not attempt to disassemble or alter the balun housing. There are no
user-serviceable parts inside the unit. Doing so will void your warranty.
To install the Intelix DIGI-HDMI-HR-R baluns, perform the following steps:
1. Turn off power and disconnect the audio/video equipment by following the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Caution: To minimize the possibility of equipment damage from electrostatic
discharge (ESD), all source and destination equipment must be powered off during
installation. This includes signal extenders, splitters, and switches.
2. Make certain that outlets and cross connects to which you will connect the DIGIHDMI-HR-R are configured properly and labeled correctly to identify the point-topoint circuit.
Caution: Do not connect the balun to a telecommunication outlet wired to
unrelated equipment. Doing so may damage the unit or any connected equipment.
Ensure all connected twisted pair cabling is straight-through (point-to-point).
3. Verify the desired twisted pairs are not being used for other LAN or telephony
Note: For your convenience, it is recommended that you uniquely mark the ends
of the twisted pair cable before pulling them through a wall or conduit.
4. Verify that the source and destination equipment work when directly connected with
an HDMI cable. Be sure to test both HDMI cables required for system installation.
5. Connect the DIGI-HDMI-HR-R receive balun to the HDMI input of the receiving
device at the remote end. Do not connect the 5V power supply.
6. Connect the opposite ends of the twisted pair cables to a compatible Intelix HDMI
twisted pair matrix. Ensure the cable conforms to EIA 568B crimp standards and
there are no split pairs or taps.
7. Connect the 5V power supply to the DIGI-HDMI-HR-R receive balun.
8. Power-on the video equipment.
9. Verify picture quality.
No signal
Status LED is off
No signal
Status LED is off
No signal
Probable Causes
Incorrect cable
Possible Solutions
Verify that both ends of the twisted pair
cables use 568B crimp pattern.
Incorrect cable
Swap the twisted pair cables in the AV and
HDCP RJ45 inputs on the receive balun.
Insufficient power
Verify the power supply is connected to
either the send or receive balun.
Verify the power LEDs on both the send
and receive units are brightly illuminated.
Unusual colors in
the video
No signal
Screen is
completely snowy
Video signal exceeds
bandwidth of cabling
Speckling in the
video image
Power off the destination device and
power it back on to force renegotiation.
Unplug and re-plug the HDMI cable from
receive balun to force renegotiation.
Use shorter runs of twisted pair cabling.
Drop the HDMI signal to the next lower
resolution; i.e., decrease resolution from
1080i to 720p, etc.
Replace the twisted pair cable with a
higher grade twisted pair cable; i.e.,
replace Cat 5e with Cat 6.
Occasional signal
Video without
Speckling in the
video image
Unsupported video
Video without
Unsupported audio
If the destination device is incapable of
displaying the video signal, alter the
source signal; i.e., decrease resolution
from 1080i to 720p, etc.
Change source device to output PCM other
than Bitstream audio
Enable PCM down sampling if supported
by your source device
Technical Specifications
Video Amplifier Bandwidth
Supported Video Resolutions
Max Recommended Distance
Input Video Signal
Input DDC Signal
Power Connector
Shipping Weight
Compatible Intelix Matrices
Intelix Part Number
Ordering Information
1.65 Gbps
480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i
150 feet
1.2 volts p-p
5.0 volts p-p (TTL)
Two (2) RJ45s to one (1) type A HDMI connector
Two individual runs of Cat 5e or Cat 6
External 5 VDC
Side mounted connector
3.25” x 1.75” x 0.88”
Operating: 0° to 55°C
Storage: -20° to 85°C
Humidity: up to 95%
1 lb.
2 years
DIGI-HDMI-HR-R package includes one receive
unit, one power supply, and one mounting bracket
The Intelix DIGI-HDMI-HR-R conforms
to HDMI and HDCP specifications.
Intelix does not guarantee operation with
devices that do not conform to these
specifications. The Intelix DIGI-HDMIHR-R passes HDCP signals and does not
manipulate them in any way.
Distances and picture quality may be
affected by cable grade, cable quality,
source and destination equipment, RF and
electrical interference, and cable patches.
Intelix specifications are based on straightthrough cabling with standard-grade Cat
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