HD-Link HL13 by Sewell

HDMI and IR over cat5e/6, TCP/IP, 330 ft.

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Don’t let the HDMI distance barrier hold you up. Use the HD-link Pro extender to send your HDMI signal over a single inexpensive Cat5e/6 cable for up to 330 ft (100M).

HD Link Receivers

How This Works

This kit comes as a pair, with one sender unit and one receiver unit.

  1. Simply connect the units together with one Cat5e/6 cable. If you are connecting multiple receivers to one sender, connect all units to a dedicated network using a gigabit switch.
  2. Connect your HDMI cables from the sender and receiver units to their respective display or source device.
  3. Plug in the included power supplies.
  4. Optional: Connect the included IR cables in the labeled ports to control your source device from the display location.
  5. Your HDMI extension is now ready.

HDMI over Cat5


HDMI over Cat5

HDMI over TCP/IP Technology

HDMI over TCP/IP is a new and powerful method of extending an HDMI signal. IP extenders allow an HDMI source to be connected to any network allowing AV broadcasts to be set up and changed without the need to install a dedicated cabling system. Essentially, you can extend an HDMI signal to any room on a network with the HD-Link HL13.

Unlike traditional HDMI over Cat5e/6, an IP extender can extend an AV signal to multiple points on a network. Using one transmitter you can extend a signal through a gigabit hub/switch to multiple displays by using an additional receiver. The HD-Link HL13 will also work point to point like a traditional HDMI over Cat5e/6 extender.

* In some cases you can use the HD-link HL13 on your existing network, however because of the high demand of video over IP bandwidth, you might experience network delays or heavy compression on your video signals.

Does the Type of Cat5e or Cat6 Cable You Use Matter?

Since Cat5e/6 extenders (aka Baluns) work differently than typical ethernet networks, the quality of the network cable you use really does matter. The bottom line is that Ethernet networks have corrective measures in place to help balance the data load and prevent packet loss, while point-to-point extenders like this don't have this option. For this reason, using cable with extra shielding and extra-robust conductors (like our SSTP Cat6 cables made for extenders) to overcome any potential attenuation issues is recommended. You can read more in this article.

HDMI over Cat5e/6 Technology and the Limited HDMI Standard

HDMI over Cat5e/6 technology is relatively new and vital to scenarios where high definition digital signals must be extended over distances longer than 16 feet. HDMI's distance spec officially states that, beyond 16 feet, the signal is not guaranteed to perfectly arrive without some sort of active boosting. This booster will overcome this distance limitation while providing a more cost effective cabling solution as well.

For the best quality over lengths exceeding 100ft. Sewell suggests using Pure Copper Cat5e cable or Cat6 cable.

This shouldn't be a problem for most people, as the majority of Cat5e cable installed in homes meets these standards. Cat5e/6 cable, or ethernet cable, is a fraction of the cost of a long HDMI cable, mainly due to the different requirements of building these two different cable types. HDMI cable typically requires much more copper and is much thicker than Cat5e/6 networking cable. Also, many modern buildings these days are already wired with Cat5e/6 cable, making this solution by far the most cost effective and least labor intensive solution available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will the 29969-PRO work if I plug it into a router?
A: Yes, it will work through a network using TCP/IP. See the Connection Diagram for more details.

Q: Where could I find a digital copy of the manual for the SW-29969-PRO?
A: The manual can be found in the download section at the bottom of the page. Link: Downloads

Q: Will the type of ethernet cable I use significantly affect transmission distance?
A: Yes, cables with lower specs such as Cat5 and CCA cables can limit the transmission distance of HD-Link products. For best results we recommend pure copper Cat5e or Cat6 Cable such as our PureRun Link Cable

Q: Does this unit compress the video signal before it sends it?
A: Yes, this unit uses compression to efficiently send the video signal over long distances.

Q: Does the HD-Link HL13 use HDBase-T?
A: No, it uses its own proprietary signal.

Q: Does the HD-Link HL13 assign the ip addresses, or does it need a router to do that?
A: The HD-Link HL13 assigns the IP addresses. It will work without a router with a direct connection or with a router using TCP/IP.

Q: Can I change the IP addresses of the HD-Link HL13?
A: Yes. You can see the instructions here.

Q: With one sender can you have multiple receivers? If so, how many can you have?
A: Yes the HD-Link HL13 can connect to multiple recievers with a single sender. We've tested it with eight receiver units, but it should work with more than that.

Q: Will I be able to use the stock remotes with this product.
A: Yes, this passes through your remote signal using the included IR Receiver and IR Transmitter.

Q: Can I purchase additional receiver units for my HD-Link HL13?
A: Yes, you can purchase additional receivers for the HD-Link HL 13 Here: SW-29969-R

Q: Can I use multiple HD-Link HL13 sender and receivers on the same network?
A: You can use multiple HD-Link HL13 recievers on the same network. However you cannot use multiple HD-Link HL senders on the same network. Each sender will send its signal to all of the recievers on the local network. You must use isolated lines or networks in order to use multiple senders.

Q: Is there a POE option to only have a power supply on the sender side?
A: No, there is no Power Over Ethernet option. You must connect the included power adapters for both the sender and the receiver. Our HD-Link HL12 Wallplate Extender and our HD-link HL17 use POE and require only a single power supply.


Mfg. Part Number

  • SW-29969-PRO


  • Link by Sewell


  • Extends HDMI and IR
  • TCP/IP Support (Can connect multiple receivers to a single sender over a local network)
  • Supports Deep Color
  • Single Cat5e/6


  • HDMI 1.3, HDCP 1.1 and DVI 1.1 Compliant
  • Resolution: up to 1080p
  • Operation Distance: up to 330 ft (100m)
  • Frequency Bandwidth: 2.25Gbps (Single Link)
  • IR Frequency: 20-60 kHz
  • Power Supply: DC 5V- 2A
  • Dimensions: 65 x 100 x 25mm
  • Operating Temperature: 0°- 40°C / 32°- 104° F
  • Storage Temperature: -20°- 60°C / -4°- 140° F

Package Contents

  • HDMI Extender Transmitter
  • HDMI Extender Receiver
  • IR Transmitter
  • IR Receiver
  • 5V DC Power Supply: 2 pcs



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Multiple Receives

Scottb8888 - 3/26/2016 12:43:38 PM

1 found this review helpful

Pros: Secret s you need an older switch to make this work. I'm using a TPlink

Cons: Not much documentation on multiple receivers


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Chris - 1/15/2016 6:23:32 AM

1 found this review helpful

Pros: Got 11 units to drive 11 displays (42 inch in 720p) form 50 to 280 ft. All unis are connected to HDMI 16 ports hub SW-29466 HDMI Splitter. System has been around one month and so far so good. Tested them at 720p and 1080p and did not have any issues. I use cat 6 cable with the product.

Cons: Out of 11 one did not work properly since beginning, however got amazing support from Sewell. They replaced unit instantly. Sometimes little shuttering occurring, however it is acceptable and does not affect general experience.

Other: I will be using this product again with any upcoming projects.

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Almost There...

Dan - 12/21/2017 3:34:28 PM

0 found this review helpful

Pros: Versatile for the most part.

Cons: Not so great when using to display computer.

Other: Bought these for an event hall and the idea was to send video to an AV rack less than a 75' run to a Sewell Splitter and then to a projector and multiple TVs. When displaying cable or satellite feed it looks fine but when displaying a computer image it isn't that clear. I even bypassed the whole system and did a 25' run from the computer to the projector using one of these and it wasn't that clear and got complaints from clients. If I use a 100' HDMI from the computer to the projector and get a crystal clear image. Sewell Direct didn't know what to tell me so now I'm trying to figure out what to do here.

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Dan - 12/21/2017 3:34:28 PM

Versatile for the most part.

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Works like a charm!

DBlock - 12/1/2017 2:04:29 PM

Works just as advertised (if not better).

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IT MANAGER, Church Sound and Video person

JM Sound guy - 10/19/2017 7:38:32 AM

Product was easy to set up and worked just as we expected. WE used it to send video/audio to our nursery at church. Nursery workers were very pleased that they could watch the sermon and still care for the young children.

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technical person at Faith Baptist Church

FBC Techy - 9/19/2017 7:53:12 AM

Simple to setup on a direct connection.

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Great product

- 3/22/2017 8:23:19 PM

Easy to install, works great

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