The 1x8 HDMI® Amplifier Splitter is designed to split and distribute a single High Speed HDMI signal to up to one local television/HD display and up to seven at distances up to 50m (164 feet). This device is ideal for use in a large home or business with multiple HD televisions displaying the same signal from a single source.
Each Cat5e/Cat6 output is transmitted over two Cat5e/Cat6 cables (either shielded/STP or unshielded/UTP) to a receiver unit (not included), which decodes the signal back into HDMI for direct connection to a television. A single HDMI port connects to a local display within normal HDMI cable range (up to 25 feet) of the splitter unit. The splitter also includes an infrared (IR) repeater, which allows you to control the source device from any remote location.
The splitter supports full 1080p High Speed video and provides full 3D compatibility. It also support high definition 5.1 audio (Dolby TrueHD™ and DTS-HD Master Audio™) and Deep Color 36-bit video, although with 36-bit color it is recommended to limit the video resolution to 720p. A DIP switch on the back of the unit allows you to control the EDID settings, which controls the display type seen by the source device. This allows you to either force a particular display characteristic (such as 1080p with 5.1 audio) or choose a setting that is compatible with all connected displays.
The front panel contains a power switch, power LED indicator, and LEDs for each output to indicate when a valid HDMI connection is established. A pair of mounting ears allows the unit to be fixed into place and soft, rubber-cushioned feet help protect the finish of any surface upon which it is placed. The back panel contains a single, gold-plated HDMI input jack, a gold-plated HDMI output jack, seven pairs of Cat5e/6 output jacks, a 3.5mm jack for the IR transmitter, a power-input jack for the external 12V DC power supply, and a 3-pin DIP switch for controlling the EDID signal.
This device requires the use of a Cat5e/Cat6 STP/UTP receiver for each display. Please use PID 8676 and/or PID 8677 for this purpose.
Note: While this unit will work with Cat5e UTP cable, it is recommended to use Cat6 and/or STP cable for best results, especially when extending to longer distances.
IMPORTANT: This device requires cable terminations wired to the EIA/TIA 568B standard.
Note: Monoprice strongly recommends the use of minimum 24 AWG HDMI cables when connecting a device, such as this extender/splitter, between the source and destination devices to ensure minimal signal loss and maximum High Speed signal reliability.
Features: Supports 3D video format Distributes 1 input HDMI® signal to 1 HDMI® output and 7 UTP method HDMI® outputs Transmission distance up to 50m under 1080p @ 8-bit Supports resolution up to 1080p High Definition Audio supported: Dolby TrueHD™, Dolby® Digital Plus, and DTS-HD Master Audio™, plus LPCM Selectable EDID settings IR extender I/O CAT output is ideal for cascading to other HDMI® products Mounting ears included Built-in ESD protection DC 12V power supply included
Operating Temperature Range
-5 to +35°C (+23 to +95°F)
Operating Humidity Range
5 to 90% RH (No Condensation)
Input Video Signal
0.5 - 1.0 volts P-P
Input DDC Signal
5 Volts P-P (TTL)
Data Transfer Speed Rate
6.75 Gbps (maximum)
Supported Video Formats
640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1080x1024, DTV/HDTV, 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 3D video support
50m (if needed, HDMI® extender is optional) Over UTP cat5/6 cable, 24 AWG/solid
15 watts (maximum)
Dimensions (L x W x H)
268 x 152 x 43 mm (10.6 x 6.0 x 1.7 inches)
1320g (2.91 lbs)
Included in the Box: 1x MX-SP18 1x8 HDMI® Amplifier Splitter 1x DC 12V 3A Power Adapter (70" cord to splitter) 1x AC Power Cord (49" from wall to DC Power Adapter) 1x Infrared Transmitter (IR-TX) Cable (46" cord) with adhesive pad 2x Mounting Ears w 4x Mounting Screws 1x Operating Instructions
NOTE: International/PO box deliveries are not available.
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