HDMI over IP

Best HDMI over IP converters

HDMI over IP converters have been on the market for quite some time but their operation and use remain a mystery for many people. No wonder – it’s not easy to imagine that a small box can enable sending HDMI signal transmission over an IP network to a fairly considerable distance. Contrary to what may be generally believed, the operation and use of any type of converter is very straight forward and you should not be afraid of it. While highly sophisticated IPTV networks can require many hours to setup; simpler and smaller IPTV networks can be up and running in a short period of time. 
 


Who should think about buying an HDMI over IP converter? Which devices can you connect to the converter?



You can connect many popular devices to the HDMI over IP converter: these usually include anything with an HDMI output like a satellite tuner, DVD player, computer, Blu-ray player, gaming console, camera and various types of monitoring devices used as a transmitter. Since many devices can use IP as a receiving signal, the HDMI over IP converter can be useful at home or in small offices, industrial plants, hotels, conference centers, shopping malls, airports, university campuses, sports stadiums, casino's, and classrooms.
 


Best HDMI over IP converters:

Check HDMI over IP converters from ThorBroadcast:

This Device is a 4 Channel HDMI Encoder that supports MPEG-2 H.264 & AC/3 with IPTV and ASI ouput. This Unit is a Real Time Encoder for 4 HDMI on ASI or IP with AC/3

Features

  • Real-Time MPEG-2/H.264 Encoder with Low Latency option
  • Independent control for encoding parameters on each channel
  • Supports Dolby AC/3 audio codec for compliance with US TVs
  • Designed to easily add 4 additional channels to a QAM-IP
  • Redundant hot standby power supply for highest reliability
  • Ip Stream Out: 1x MPTS and 4x SPTS  over UDP, RTP/RTSP our (RJ45, 100M)
Digital modulator for HD video distribution over coax - QAM, ATSC, DVB-T. Broadcast over the existing Coaxial Cabling to an unlimited number of Televisions with FULL HDBroadcast Live HDMI Video as Cable TV & IPTV Channels.

Features

  • Integrates fully independent encoders with a multiplexer and modulator
  • Modulates up to 4 adjacent QAM-256 carriers with up to 38 Mbps each
  • Supports full HD 1080p60 input & encoding from any HDMI digital video source
  • Each encoder independently configured: supports all standard HDTV resolutions
  • IPTV output on second network port in UDP IGMP Multicast or Unicast format
  • DVB-ASI output on mirrored BNC terminals for use in broadcasting systems
  • Fully network managed device with all settings configurable through web browser
  • Conversions : HDMI to RF, HDMI to IP, HDMI to ASI
  • Any 1-4 HDMI Input up to 720p/1080i/1080p60
  • Licensed HDMI inputs
  • 1-4 CATV RF Output up to 4 Adjacent channels
  • QAM-256/64
  • Fully IP control and Network Management through browser
  • Front Panel LCD local control   
  • IPTV Output Unicast or Multicast IGMP UDP, RTP/RTSP
  • ASI Output with multiplexer cherry picking
  • Low Latency available   70-120ms
  • AC3 Audio available (AC3 model)
  • MPEG2 Video or MPEG4 H.264 Encoding
  • Firmware for ATSC, DVB-T, DVB-S2 Available
  • 2  slot design – Other Video Inputs cards available –Hot swappable - SDI Card, YpbPr Card.
  • 5 Years warranty
This Unit Generates ATSC TV channel form any DVD player or STB or computer HDMI HDCP source. You can Broadcast up to 4 any HDMI Video North American ATSC Antenna & IPTV Channels.

Features

  • ATSC 8VSB 19Mbps RF Output up to 4 Out
  • IPTV Output Unicast or Multicast IGMP UDP, RTP/RTSP
  • ASI Output with multiplexer cherry picking
  • Any HDMI Input up to 1.5A @1080p60
  • ASI Input SPTS or MPTS up to 120 Mbps
  • Fully Network Managed through browser
  • Integrates fully independent encoders with a multiplexer and modulator
  • Modulates up to 4 adjacent 8VSB carriers compatible with ATSC format
  • Supports full HD 1080p60 input & encoding from any HDMI digital video source
  • Each encoder independently configured: supports all standard HDTV resolutions
  • IPTV output on second network port in UDP IGMP Multicast or Unicast format
  • DVB-ASI output on mirrored BNC terminals for use in broadcasting systems
  • Fully network managed device with all settings configurable through web browser
Convert HD video signals to full HD digital DVB-T television channels for display on any TV. Broadcast over your existing Coaxial Cabling to an unlimited number of Televisions with FULL HD

Features

  • Conversions : HDMI to RF DVB-T , HDMI to IP, HDMI to ASI
  • Any 1-4 HDMI Input up to 720p/1080i/1080p60
  • Licensed HDMI inputs
  • 1-4 CATV RF Output up to 4 Adjacent channels
  • QPSK QAM-16/26 RF Out up to 4 Adjacent
  • Fully IP control and Network Management through browser
  • Front Panel LCD local control   
  • IPTV Output Unicast or Multicast IGMP UDP,RTP/RTSP
  • ASI Output with multiplexer cherry picking
  • Low Latency available   70-120ms
  • AC3 Audio available (AC3 model)
  • MPEG2 Video or MPEG4 H.264 Encoding
  • Firmware for ATSC, DVB-T, DVB-S2 Available
  • 2  slot design – Other Video Inputs cards available –Hot swappable - SDI Card, YpbPr Card.
  • 5 Years warranty
  • Any HDMI Input up to Full HD @1080p60
  • ASI Input SPTS or MPTS up to 120 Mbps
  • Integrates fully independent encoders with a multiplexer and modulator
  • Modulates up to 4 adjacent QPSK, QAM-16/64 carriers with up to 28 Mbps each
  • Supports full HD 1080p60 input & encoding from any HDMI digital video source
  • Each encoder independently configured: supports all standard HDTV resolutions
  • IPTV output on second network port in UDP IGMP Multicast or Unicast format
  • DVB-ASI output on mirrored BNC terminals for use in broadcasting systems
  • Fully network managed device with all settings configurable through web browser
This RF Modulator has 4 HDMi inputs and Closed Caption. The platform provides 5 full RF carrier outputs for generating channels from content ingested through the ASI input. Encoding in either MPEG2 or H.264 is provided for 4 crystal clear video streams up to 1080p 60 each HDMI to coax , HDMI to IPTV ,HDMI over coax

Features

  • Broadcast over existing Coaxial Cabling to an unlimited number of Televisions with FULL HD
  • Perfect for Professional Stadiums and Arena's
  • #1 in Live Sports and Entertainment 
  • Broadcast Live HDMI & YPbPr Video as Cable TV & IPTV Channels.
  • Licensed HDMI inputs - works with any source like DVD, Blu-Ray, or any STB
  • Convert HDMI & Component YPbPr HD Video to HDTV Channels
  • Any 1-4 HDMI & YPbPr Inputs up to 720p / 1080i / 1080p
  • Licensed HDMI inputs - works with any source like DVD, Blu-Ray, or any STB
  • 4 HDMI Cables FREE
  • Support DD AC3 (2.0 / 5.1 / 7.1) passthrough (for HDMI interface only)
  • Support CC (Closed Caption) EIA608 (from CVBS input)
  • 1-4 CATV RF Output up to 4 Adjacent channels
  • QAM-256/64, DVB-T & ATSC formats available
  • Fully IP Control and Network Management through browser
  • Front Panel LCD local control   
  • IPTV Output Unicast or Multicast IGMP UDP, RTP / RTSP
  • ASI Output multiplexer with cherry picking
  • Low Latency available 70-120ms
  • Dolby AC3 or MPEG1/2 Audio Encoding
  • MPEG2 or MPEG4 H.264 Video Encoding
  • Firmware for ATSC, DVB-T, DVB-S2 Available
  • VCT (Virtual Channel Table) support for DVB-C and ATSC
  • LCN (Logical Channel Number) support
  • 5 Years warranty
Thor Broadcast CMOD series compact encoder modulator with support for the Dolby AC/3 audio codec. This model line provides support for legacy USA tuners requiring the AC/3 audio codec for proper decoding.

Features

  • Dual HD or SD channels in compact encoder modulator form factor
  • Supports both MPEG-2 or H.264 video encoding codecs
  • Supports Dolby AC/3 audio passthrough up 7.1 channels
  • Models available for ATSC, DVB-C, or DVB-T Television (unit comes loaded with QAM & ATSC modulation standards)
  • Supports IPTV output in UDP format for unicast or multicast
  • Supports EIA 608 type closed captioning on analog input
  • ASI input and multiplexing function provided with ASI output
This Device will Live Broadcast any HDMI source. This Unit is a Single Channel Encoder Streamer with multiple input options to stream any HDMI input into an MPEG 4 stream that is web managed and can be viewed over LAN or Public Internet RTSP/HTTP Encoder streamer. This Unit Transports HD/SD HDMI video as UDP(unicast or multicast), RTP/RTSP, HTTP, HLS.

Features

  • Convert HDMI & Component YPbPr HD Video to an IP stream
  • One Input from HDMI, YPbPr, or CVBS
  • Licensed HDMI inputs
  • Closed Captions supported on 608 Analog Inputs
  • MPEG4 // AVC-H.264
  • Full IP control and Network Management through browser
  • Front LCD panel local control   
  • Output IPTV Unicast or Multicast UDP, RTP/RTSP, HTTP, HLS (RJ45, 1000M)
  • MPEG1 Layer II, MPEG2-AAC, MPEG4-AAC
  • Firmware via USB or through NMS Gui
  • 5 Years warranty
  • Free Tech Support Included with Purchase
This Unit has 2 HDMI and 2 SDI inputs with RF CATV QAM and ATSC output. You can Broadcast over existing Coaxial Cabling to an unlimited number of Televisions in FULL HD

Features

  • Convert 2 HDMI & 2 SDI HD Video Content programs to Perfect QAM Channels simultaneously
  • Any 2 HDMI & 2 SDI Inputs up to 720p/1080i/1080p
  • Licensed HDMI inputs
  • 2 HDMI  and 2 BNC cables FREE
  • Support DD AC3 (2.0/5.1/7.1) passthrough(for HDMI interface only)
  • Support CC (Closed Caption) EIA608,and EIA708 on SDI’s
  • 1-4 CATV RF Output up to 4 Adjacent channels
  • QAM-256/64, DVB-T, & ATSC formats available
  • Fully IP control and Network Management through browser
  • Front Panel LCD local control   
  • IPTV Output Unicast or Multicast IGMP UDP/RTP/RTSP
  • ASI Output with multiplexer cherry picking
  • Low Latency available 70-120ms mode  
  • Dolby AC3 Audio encoding and Doby AC3, 5.1 Pass-Trough
  • MPEG2 Video or MPEG4 H.264 Encoding
  • Firmware for DVB-C, ATSC, DVB-T, DVB-S2, ISDB-T Available
  • VCT (Virtual Channel Table) support—for DVB-C  ATSC and DVB-T
  • LCN (Logical Channel Number) support
  • 5 Years warranty
This Device is a 4 or 8 or 12 or 24 HDMI IPTV Streaming HD/SD H.264 Encoder. This Unit supports HDCP HDMI input and IPTV TS multicast unicast ouput

Features

  • 4 / 8 / 12 / 24 HDMI inputs, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video encoding
  • 1 Gigabit Output for UDP and RTP protocols
  • MPEG1 Layer II Audio encoding and support audio gain adjustment
  • Support PID remapping/ accurate PCR adjusting/PSI/SI editing and inserting
  • Control via web management, and easy updates via web
  • 1ASI output, copy of MPTS output
  • QR Code, Logo, OSD insertion
  • Null Packet Filter
  • PID Remapping (180 inputs per channel)
  • PCR Adjusting
  • PSI/SI Editing and Insertion
  • Exceptional Price per Channel
This Device is used to encode HD Video from HDMI source to MPEG 4 / H.264 and stream over public internet using following IPTV protocols: M3U8, HLS, HTTP, RTMP, RTSP

Features

  • HDMI HDCP Inputs
  • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video encoding and LC-AAC or HE-AAC Audio encoding
  • IP Output over UDP (Unicast/Multicast), RTSP, RTMP, HTTP and HLS
  •  Built-In Simultaneous  IPTV Streaming Server,
  • Logo, Caption, QR Code inserting
  • Control and easy updates via web management NMS GUI
  • Four Scalers and Multi-Rate per each

APLICATIONS:

LIVE HDMI Video  UDP /RTP distribution over the existing IP  LAN Networks to an unlimited number of TV & IPTV Players
Direct streaming To SmartTVs
Direct streaming To Any IP Box
Direct streaming  To Iphones Ipads Galaxy Android
Direct streaming To PCs
Direct streaming  To WAN Internet
Direct streaming To YouTube
Direct straming  To FaceBook,
Direct streaming To SmartTVs

 

Check the technical specifications of your devices

If you want to avoid unpleasant surprises, you should compare the technical specifications of your devices and converters. Check which converter models are compatible with your devices and then select the converter that best suits your needs. Here is the list of the most important technical specifications you should pay attention to: Supported video formats: the quality of the video depends on the type of the supported video format. Nowadays, the standard resolution supported by most of the devices is 1080i and 1080p (and lower, of course), although more and more often you can also find converters that support 4k resolution, also known as Ultra High Definition.

Manufacturers of converters definitely keep pace with the development of modern technologies.  Maximum transmission range: different manufacturers offer different maximum transmission ranges. Most converters on the market give you various ranges of extending the HDMI signal transmission up to 100 meters, although you can also find cables which are even 120 meters long. Check the distance between the installation start and end points.

Don’t forget to check whether the converter can send the HDMI signal only for short distances (e.g. 2 m, 10 m), or if it is equipped with an extender that allows HDMI signal transmission over long distances (e.g. 100 m). Operating temperature and humidity: if you plan to install the converter at home, you will probably comply with the requirements specified by the manufacturer. However, if the transmitter or receiver is located in an unheated guard booth, the devices may not work properly at low temperatures. Types of cables and twisted pair cables: check the compatibility of the required cables and twisted pair cables with the inputs and outputs of your devices.

Check what video and audio cables other than HDMI may be needed to connect your devices to the converter. Do not forget to check whether the converter requires computer twisted cat5e or cat6. In most cases, both types of twisted pair cables are compatible with the model you would like to buy. Compare prices of converters from different brands Use online price comparison websites in order to check the prices of converters offered by different manufacturers. You can, of course, check the official websites of manufacturers or shops with converters, however, it requires much more time and there is a big chance that you will miss a discount of the store which is not listed on the first page of the search engine results if you look for “HDMI over IP converter”. Also take into account warranty and tech support, but always make sure to verify compatibility and functionality for your infrastructure first.

Remember, however, that you should not only care about the price of the converter: the most expensive converter is not always the best. On the other hand, the reasonably priced product can be a very basic version of the converter, e.g. without an extender or cables. Don’t forget to check the Internet reviews of people who bought the HDMI over IP converters.

Check what is included in the set As mentioned above, some manufacturers of HDMI over IP converters tempt us with affordable prices but do not offer a well-equipped set, or functional equipment. Check whether the manufacturer includes the necessary cables, or if you need to buy them on your own. Check if the set includes only a transmitter or only a receiver, or maybe the manufacturer offers both devices or even an additional receiver. In most cases you only need a converter because you'll be using existing pieces to decode the IP stream. 

Check compatible cables, accessories and devices

Some converters’ manufacturers or sellers help their clients by listing on their website the compatible cables, accessories and devices for each converter model. It is worth paying attention to those converters that have a wide range of compatible products. Who knows, you will also need emulator, switch, adapter, splitter or another device to help facilitate your IP link?
 



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