updated 09:50 am EST, Fri February 17, 2006
Component Video Extender
Gefen today launched its new Component Video Extender, offering an alternative to HDTV accessibility. The system can extend DVD players, satellite television set-top boxes, or any video device with RGB connectors up to 300 feet from the display over a single CAT-5 cable. System hardware includes sender and receiver units, both painted black to blend with system aesthetics, and both run on a single, included power supply. Sender and receiver feature VGA and CAT-5 ports, and the system includes a six-foot long VGA to RGB cable for component connection. Installation is plug-and-play, requiring a simple connection of the system to the video source and the extended display. The Component Video Extender is available for $300.