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Suggestions for HDMI + IR + Network extender?

I am looking for a balun that will transmit 4K HDMI w/ HDR + IR + Ethernet.

I didn't think it would be so hard to find but I've only found one, and I like to have options before buying something like this. This is the one I found, can you guys recommend other options? Prefer in the same price range or less, not significantly more.

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HDBT is definitely an option but you should check to see if whatever you purchase has the latest Valens chipsets in them to keep your system as current as is possible. Compression is still an issue with HDBT but the newest chipsets are supposed to mitigate that. You should also use solid core CAT-6 cabling ( non-CCA and not CAT-6 ethernet cable) for the connections.

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which one did you find?
https://www.amazon.com/HDbaseT-Exten.../dp/B0754K17HM
that should do the trick

https://atlona.com/extenders-catalog/ - when you sort by kit, ethernet and IR you get 8 hits. I am sure one of them has HDR such as https://atlona.com/product/at-uhd-ex-100ce-kit/ or https://atlona.com/product/at-hdr-ex-70c-kit/ --> HDR kit is more powerful, there is a comparison chart but does not paste well here.
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It's always important to speak in the proper terms. For example, the Atlona kit listed above only operates at 10Gb/s not 18Gb/s so it really can't handle the latest and greatest version of HDMI which makes it a poor choice if the goal is 18Gb/s HDMI connectivity.

That's compared to this unit which very specifically lists 18Gb/s support, along with IR and Ethernet...
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=21792

Yes, I'm thinking that uses the latest Valens chipset to get things done. Especially at that price, which is way up there for Monoprice.

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