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Gefen HDMI Detective Plus

B&H # GEHDP Mfr # EXT-HDMI-EDIDP
You Pay: $83.15
Product Highlights
  • Quick/Easy Saving of EDID Information
  • Compact - Hides Well Behind Equipment
  • 4 Built-in Selectable Generic EDIDs
  • 1920 x 1200, 1080p, & 2k Resolution
  • HDMI 1.3 Features
  • HDCP Compatible
  • No Power Required After Initial Step

The Gefen HDMI Detective Plus maintains a continuous read of stored display information even when switching or relocating HDTV/computer video displays. This is useful when displays lose their EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) on being switched off, disconnected, or reconnected. For initial programming, the unit is attached to the HDTV display's HDMI input connector and it then reads and stores the attached display's EDID to the internal memory. The Detective Plus is then attached to your source HDMI which will then have the EDID even if the display becomes disconnected.

The unit supports 1920 x 1200, 1080p, and 2k resolution video, and allows you to maintain an uninterrupted smooth video delivery during the entire process. The Detective Plus with 4 built-in selectable generic EDIDs can be used to accommodate standard home theater setups, the settings for which can be selected by moving the DIP switches between the different available settings on the unit for custom audio and video resolution .

Equipped with HDMI 1.3 features such as Dolby TrueHD & DTS Master Audio, Lip-Sync Pass Through, and CEC Protocol Pass Through, the unit supports maximum overall throughput signal bandwidth up to 225 MHz. After the initial programming step, the HDCP compatible Detective Plus does not require power any further.

Quick and easy saving of EDID information from HDTV displays
Allows switching or relocating HDTV or computer video displays
Maintains uninterrupted smooth video delivery throughout the process
Useful when displays lose their EDID on being switched off, disconnected, or reconnected
Maintains 1920 x 1200, 1080p, and 2k resolution video
4 built-in selectable generic EDIDs
Selection of preset EDIDs for custom audio and resolution support
HDMI 1.3 features such as Dolby TrueHD & DTS Master Audio, Lip-Sync Pass Through, and CEC Protocol Pass Through
Supports maximum overall throughput signal bandwidth up to 225 MHz
Maximum color depth can display up to 36 bits per pixel
HDCP compatible
No power required after initial programming step
Bandwidth Video Amplifier Bandwidth: 340 MHz
Memory EDID Memory Size: 256 Bytes
HDMI HDMI Connector: Type A ,19 pin female
Power Requirements 5VDC (power supply included)
Power Consumption 5W max.
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.6 x 1.7 x 1" (66 x 43 x 25mm)
Weight 1 lb (0.5kg)
Gefen HDMI Detective Plus
  • Power Supply
  • 1' (0.3 m) HDMI Locking Cable (Male-Male)
  • User's Manual
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    GefenHDMI Detective Plus
     
    4.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Reliable (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies (5)
      • Multimedia (4)
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        • Power user (4)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      A must for a HTPC!

      By Phil

      from Montreal, Canada

      About Me Cinephile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • HTPC

        Comments about Gefen HDMI Detective Plus:

        Works flawlessly to store your TV EDID information. This means you device (in my case, a HTPC) will never know when the TV is off.

        No more resolution screw-ups when resuming sleep, no more missing HDMI sound device when turning the TV or AVR off.

        Easy to setup : you only need the power supply during the initial programming - after that it is not needed anymore.

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        4.0

        Good Basic Unit

        By TOC

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Broadcaster

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multimedia

          Comments about Gefen HDMI Detective Plus:

          This is the basic unit, works well be be sure to check out Genfen's other EDID emulators that might be specific for your needs. I bit of confusion on dip switch status, manual say one things - unit says another

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          5.0

          WORKED PERFECTLY!

          By CMC-VIDEO

          from S. PAULO - BRASIL

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Movies

            Comments about Gefen HDMI Detective Plus:

            Simple: after programming step, plug and play.

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            5.0

            Just What We Needed!

            By danny

            from cedar park, tx

            About Me Power user, Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Graphics Quality
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about Gefen HDMI Detective Plus:

              We use an iMac at our church hooked up to several different HDMI devices. Way too many HDMI handshakes trying to take place at the same time, makes for all kinds of crazy video problems. The HDMI Detective hooked directly up to the computer, first in chain, solved all our problems.

              Our setup: iMac - HDMI DA - 2 Samsung TV's - Analogue Way Switcher - BlackMagic HDMI to SDI - another HDMI DA - 2 Panasonic Projectors

              Gefen was very easy to program and hook up.

              So far, no complaints!

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              5.0

              Easy to install. Works Perfectly

              By Flow Dog

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Movies
                • Multimedia

                Comments about Gefen HDMI Detective Plus:

                I have a mac mini connected to a Denon Receiver then to my TV. The mac mini was "crashing" at random times. I finally nailed down the issue to turning on/off the TV or changing inputs on the Denon receiver. HDMI is a 2 way street and the mac mini isn't use to that.. apparently. It would crash when the TV "told" the mac mini it was turning off. Computer monitor don't turn off in the same way. The Gefen HDMI Detective Plus makes the mac mini "think" the TV/monitor is still there and always on. A Ghost signal. It works perfectly. I haven't crashed since.

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                5.0

                HDMI Detective Plus - the magic box

                By Boltron

                from Toronto

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Graphics Quality
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Movies

                  Comments about Gefen HDMI Detective Plus:

                  I have a Windows HTPC which is HDMI connected to a Denon AV receiver. It's all been working great for over two years but there were many times that Windows would drop the HDMI connection like waking from sleep, It worked most of the time but not always. Also when playing many movie clips (AC3, DTS, DTSMA, TrueHD, PCM) quickly back to back I would at times lose the HDMI connection. Finally, if I tried to use the Denon Quick Select buttons the handshake would be lost most of the time.

                  I put the Gefen box in between the HTPC and Denon and all problems are gone! It's awesome.

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                  5.0

                  Very happy with HDMI Detective and B&H!

                  By Phil

                  from Brisbane, Australia

                  About Me Power user

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about Gefen HDMI Detective Plus:

                    Had a problem with my X server crashing when continuing to use desktop compositing after losing the EDID info from the HDMI port. HDMI detective has solved everything perfectly.

                    Was a breeze to program and plug in, and everything was up and running again in a matter of seconds. I ended up just using one of the built in EDID profiles, enabled the HDCP passthrough, and it worked just as I had hoped.

                    It may seem like an expensive option for solving such a simple problem, but after the amount of research I did to find a software based solution / driver hack and finding nothing, I should have just got this right from the get go.

                    Fantastic device from Gefen, and now even better since they got rid of the old blue coloured design :)

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                    5.0

                    Work as advertised!

                    By Jeff

                    from Quebec, Canada

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Movies
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about Gefen HDMI Detective Plus:

                      The HDMI Detective Plus work as advertised.

                      My Mac Mini now think the TV is on 24/7 and continue to stream audio to my receiver even when the TV is off!

                      The programming can be a little bit tricky (I had to program the device before 3-4 seconds after opening my TV to get the right EDID).

                      The service and shipping from B&H is perfect!

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                      5.0

                      HDMI Detective Plus, fixed my problems

                      By adz2000

                      from Melbourne, Australia

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable Performance
                      • Small Footprint

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Movies

                        Comments about Gefen HDMI Detective Plus:

                        My Denon amp and HTPC didn't play well together; continual handshake issues.

                        The HDMI Detective Plus fixed all my problems. Great service from B&H, i had the device in under week, all the way to Australia.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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