The NETGEAR Wall Socket WN3000RP Wi-Fi Range Extender

Wi-Fi range extender

If you have a weak WiFi signal in some rooms of your apartment of house new NETGEAR Wall Socket WN3000RP Wi-Fi Range Extender will help you to solve that problem. It’s plug into electrical socket and almost plug-n-play in case of your router supports “Push ‘N’ Connect” technology. Just press the “Push ‘N’ Connect” button on your extender and it’ll be pared with router automatically.

The Wi-Fi Range Extender supports WEP, WPA, WPA2 and also can be used as a wireless bridg in case of connection via Ethernet. The price of the WN3000RP is $89.99. But you may find it on Amazon for $75 only!

[via eHomeUpgrade]

ZigBee network extender

XBee Wall Router

If you have some ZigBee devices connected into one network you might be interested to extend their range by adding XBee Wall Router. It’s designed to patch areas within a ZigBee network where signal erosion or loss occurs due to distance limitations or air interference. So, your network will work more stable and its range will be extended.

Additionally, XBee includes integrated temperature and light sensors. So, just for $79 you will get not only extender but two additional devices in your network.

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HDMI over CAT5

If you want to extend a HDMI cable between your plasma and HD-DVD player CMI HET001 may help you to perform that task. For just £75 you will get a support HDCP and will able to send a 1080p signal up to 28m or a 1080i one up to 60m via CAT5. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

The CMI HET001 supports more or less fresh version of HDMI – 1.3 (there is a latest one 1.3b). So, it’ll be enough for the next two – three years minimum.

[via AutomatedHome]

Extend your HDMI/DVI signal

Optical Extender for HDMI & DVI

The situation when the HDMI/DVI source is placed far from LCD TV is not something extra ordinary. So, Optical Extender for HDMI & DVI might be interesting to bring media content in that case. It allows to send the digital signals over up to 100 meters distance using fiber optic cable. It supports all DVI-D single link resolutions, HDTV and HDCP.

The extender contains two modules: transmitter and receiver. The transmitter is connected to the digital signal source via standard HDMI cable or HDMI to DVI cable. The receiver is plugged to the TV or monitor the same manner. Two LC Duplex fiber optic patch cables are used to transmit the video and audio signals between two modules.

For possibility to connect different part of your home theater without caring about the distance you should pay 495.00GBP.

Also, note that you can find many useful devices, cables etc on the Lindy web site. To make your search easier that site is added to the SmartSearch.

Extend your HDMI connection with HDMI 201 A D

HDMI 201 A D

The new Extron HDMI 201 A D seems a good solution for extending HDMI signals along with additional stereo audio and RS-232 control signals long distances over standard CAT 5 cables. It has a range for transmission of HDTV 1080p and 1920×1200 signals about 30 meters. The HDTV 720p and 1080i as well as XGA (1024×768) signals can be transmitted over 60 meters.

The HDMI 201 A D transmitter and receiver units are made in Decora-style wall plate form factor. So they won’t break interior of your house.

I’m thinking to get that extender for testing. Because it may help to avoid using one media director in Plutohome system. For example, let’s image that we have Core/Hybrid which can be used to watch TV. But it’s placed in the Basement and plasma is in your kitchen. What we can do to connect the plasma and core? Right, use the HDMI 201 A D. I suspect that 30 meters will be enough for me. I’ll post my experience here. so, stay tune!