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HDMI EDID Detective Plus - 2D & 3D Compliant

HDMI EDID Detective Plus - 2D & 3D Compliant
HDMI EDID Detective Plus - 2D & 3D Compliant


Trick HDMI source devices to thinking you have a different HDMI signal

Use with widescreens when losing or having issues due to PC EDID loss

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Quit losing EDID from your HDTV Display when you turn it off with this HDMI Detective Plus. The HDMI Detective Plus prevents loss of EDID information when switching HDMI sources to a TV display. The Detective not only stores EDID but it equalizes the video & boosts voltage when the power supply is used. In addition to supporting all features of HDMI 1.3, the HDMI Detective Plus is also fully compatible with 3DTV.

Computers and HDTV video source devices can sometimes lose the EDID -- basically the electronic identification of a display which lists its possible resolutions and frequencies. When displays are switched away or disconnected and then reconnected, the EDID can be lost and the computer or HD video source device can lose the ability to display the image properly. The HDMI Detective Plus solves this problem.

HDMI Detective Plus Features:

  • Quick and easy saving of EDID information from HDTV displays
  • 3D compliant as long as all your sources, AVR, Projector, etc are 3D compliant,
  • Use with AV receivers or PC's when losing or having an intermittent HDMI signal (see the above SPECS tab)
  • Compact unit hides well behind equipment
  • Selection of preset EDID's for custom audio and resolution support.
  • Maintains 1920 x 1200, 1080p, and 2k resolution video
  • No power required after initial programming step
  • HDCP Compliant
  • 225 MHz (up to 12 bit YUV 444 @ 1080p)
  • Deep Color
  • x.v.Color
  • Dolby TrueHD & DTS Master Audio
  • Lip Sync Pass-Through
  • CEC Protocol Pass-Through
The HDMI Detective Plus allows you to switch or relocate HDTV or Computer video displays while "tricking" the source devices into continuously reading the display information -- maintaining smooth video operations throughout the process. The HDMI Detective Plus includes 5 built-in manually-selectable generic EDIDs (display identities) for forcing several standard home theater setups with multichannel audio and standard HDTV resolutions. This functionality is vital when equipment reaches a state of indeterminate function and will not respond to signals or controls properly, and a certain resolution size with specific audio must be forced upon all connected equipment. Below is a table with the listed resolutions, refresh rates, and audio channels for each pre-programmed EDID.

How HDMI Detective Plus Works:

You simply program the HDMI Detective Plus for the display that you will use, by performing a programming step while having the device connected to the display and the power adapter supplied. Next, you connect the video output of your video source and restart your equipment. When all sources and displays are powered on, seamless functioning of video source and display equipment will commence due to this HDMI Detective Plus. External buttons make EDID programming and settings a breeze. Formerly, some operations could require opening the unit but not with this HDMI Detective Plus

The 5 Volt power is only required during the initial EDID programming step. Once the internal memory in the HDMI Detective Plus has been correctly programmed, the power supply is no longer needed for normal operation. The HDMI Detective Plus includes 4 built-in selectable generic EDID's that can be used for meeting standard home theater setups. They can be selected by moving the dip switches between the different settings.

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Many installations have problems with HDMI systems when they use an AV Receiver to handle the switching chores. The AV receiver may not handle the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) properly which can cause intermittent picture or sound artifacts. The main issue is that the TV EDID sometimes is misunderstood or misinterpreted by the AVR in between the HDMI source and the AVR. As a result the AVR reports wrong EDID data to the source and nothing works.

This special HDMI Detective has found to eliminate or reduce the issues when using an AVR between the AVR and the Display. Once it is inserted, it buffers this misunderstanding and provides a perfect default EDID to the system and both the AVR and the source are happy and the HDMI signal goes through. Place the Detective after your media PC before connecting into the AVR.

HDMI Detective Plus Specifications:

  • Video Amplifier Bandwidth: 340 MHz
  • EDID Memory Size: 256 Bytes
  • EDID helps to eliminate HDMI's troublesome HDCP handshake issue.
  • HDMI Connector: Type A ,19 pin female
  • Power Supply / Consumption : 5V DC/ 5 watts (max)
  • Dimensions: 2.7"W x 1.5"H x 2"D
  • Shipping Weight: 1 lbs.

HDMI Detective Plus Package Includes:

  • (1) HDMI Detective Plus
  • (1) 5V DC Power Supply
  • (1) 1-foot HDMI locking cable (M-M)
  • (1) User's Manual
  • 2 year warranty
Note: Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) is a standard data format that contains information about a monitor and its capabilities, including vendor details, maximum resolution, color characteristics, factory pre-set timings, and frequency range limits. Note: There may be references to DDC (Display Data Channel) when discussing EDID, and this information is the same as EDID

Why not buy this HDMI Detective Plus today?


Note: Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) is a standard data format that contains information about a monitor and its capabilities, including vendor details, maximum resolution, color characteristics, factory pre-set timings, and frequency range limits. Note: There may be references to DDC (Display Data Channel) when discussing EDID, and this information is the same as EDID

This HDMI Detective Plus will work with the below with the appropriate outputs:

  1. Any high definition Dish Network and DirecTV receiver
  2. High definition TiVo's
  3. Any high definition cable receiver
  4. Canadian Rogers, Shaw, Bell ExpressVu and Star Choice receivers
  5. Any "Over The Air" (OTA) high definition receiver
  6. Sony PS3, HD DVD and Blu-ray DVD players
  7. Any Xbox360
  8. Any upconverting DVD player
  9. Any standard VCR or DVHS VCR
  10. An Roku
  11. An Vudu
  12. An APPLE TV
  13. Many PC video cards
  14. Any high definition camcorder
  15. Many A/V surround sound receivers with HDMI switching that include the proper chip set. Call your AV receiver supplier to discuss your application or us.
  16. Any HDCP compliant HDTV, monitor and projector
  17. and other similar devices.

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HDTV Supply is a leader in supplying 3D equipment for this new, fast growing 3DTV market. Our test lab includes the latest equipment for designing, testing and supporting 3D video equipment. The chips sets we use support the below 3D formats and work with many of our HDMI 1.3 and HDMI 1.4 compliant devices. This device supports these 3D formats:
  • Side-by-Side 3D Format
  • Top-and-Bottom 3D Format
  • Blu-ray 3D Format
  • Frame packing
  • and more
For explanation pictures see 3D FORMATS.

We not only test this device with lab equipment we also test many of our 3D devices with 3D products you are likely to use. The products used for the test are:
  • Sony PS3 with the 3D 3.41 firmware
  • Samsung model PN50C7000YF 3DTV
  • Samsung model BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray player FORCED to 1080p
  • Samsung model SSG-P2100T 3D glasses
  • DirecTV models HR21-100 and the HR24 high definition receiver.
  • HDTV Supply's true HDMI 1.4 cables
  • It works with all HDMI devices including the new 3D units.
The 3D viewing results were awesome in our lab and did not have any picture or audio degradation. The normal and standard (2D) results equally exhibited a superb picture quality.

Q: When should this device be used?

A: The unit is useful in complex HDMI installations, such as retail showroom demonstration systems that share numerous sources, amplifiers, and displays in a single system. For custom integration applications, the adapter can be used to minimize sync time on displays and to ensure consistent performance by troublesome devices.

The HDMI detective plus does support Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio. You have to program the unit with an EDID that contains these audio formats (such as an AV receiver).

Your AVR must be able to support the 3D feature of the PS3 slim and the TV. If you AVR does not support 3D, our unit will not work although DirecTV's receivers are simply checking for specific EDID information via HDMI, so a simple device like this HDMI Detective can trick the satellite receiver.

All you have to do is connect the HDMI Detective to one of the officially supported 3DTVs (might require a trip to the TV store) and record the EDID information. Then you connect it inline to your DirecTV receiver and you can enjoy yourself some 3D -- or just watch the side by side image.

This trick will probably also work for Samsung owners who want to use Mitsubishi's checkerboard converter and might even force your old HDMI equipped AV receiver to pass 3D -- Blu-ray's 1080p24 per eye signal actually requires less throughput than 1080p60 so it should work but at the very least it'll eliminate, or speed up, any HDMI handshake issues as well; so it might come in handy regardless.

HDTV Supply includes a 2 Year Limited Warranty on all Gefen products. The warranty states that (a) its products will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written materials for a period of 2 years from the date of receipt and (b) that the Product will be free from defects in materials & workmanship under normal use & service for a period of 2 years. In order to get a warranty replacement for a defective item, Gefens and HDTV Supplys Team will verify the product is eligible for warranty. An RMA number will then be issued. Shipped replacements will be in like new conditions, tested and all components included. Also, we offer a 30-day return provision for all our Gefen Products.

HDTV Supply also sells a 3 or 5 Year extended warranty for this product. Please go to 5 Year Extended Warranty or see the above Options to purchase it.

HDMI EDID Detective Plus - 2D & 3D Compliant
HDMI EDID Detective Plus - 2D & 3D Compliant

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