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/Cat6 cable for up to 330 ft (100M).

HD Link Receivers

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 Ethernet LAN allowing an 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 Pro.

Unlike traditional HDMI over Cat5e/Cat6, 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 here. The HD-Link Pro will also work point to point like a traditional HDMI over Cat5 extender.

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A major benefit of the HD-link Pro is the ability to extend HDMI using an existing Ethernet network. Traditional HDMI extenders require a point to point Cat5e/Cat6 connection. The problem is that home networks do not have a direct point to point connection to each room. Home networks always route each room back to a central hub so in many cases using a traditional HDMI over Cat5e/cat6 extender would require making a new cable run. The HD-link Pro works through a network allowing you to utilize the Cat5e/Cat6 cables that are already installed.

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The HD-link Pro converts your video stream into robust and reliable IP packets and streams them over standard network cabling. We recommend using a dedicated gigabit network for the HD-link Pro. In a standard sender-receiver installation, using Cat5e or better cabling will allow you to get full 1080p signals up to 330 feet. If you are connecting multiple receivers, we recommend a dedicated Gigabit switch to connect the sender unit to multiple receivers (using Cat5e or Cat6 cabling).

* In some cases you can use the HD-link Pro 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.

HD-Link Pro also supports IR extender function which allows IR remote control of source devices from remote viewing location by sending IR commands.

HDMI over Cat5

HDMI over Cat5e/Cat6 Technology and the Limited HDMI Standard

HDMI over Cat5e/Cat6 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 300ft. Sewell suggests using Pure Copper Cat6 cable.

This shouldn't be a problem for most people, as the majority of Cat5e/Cat6 cable installed in homes meets these standards.

Ethernet cable is a fraction of the cost of HDMI cable, mainly due to the different requirements of building these two cable types. HDMI cable typically requires much more copper and is thicker than Cat5e/Cat6 networking cable. Also, many modern buildings these days are already wired with Cat5 cable, making this solution by far the most cost effective and least labor intensive solution available.

How This Works

This kit comes as a pair, with one sender unit and one receiver unit. Simply connect this pair together with one networking cable: unlike older technology, this extender uses only one cable for the HD signal, and for data (such as EDID and other control signals). Each set-up requires only one line of Cat5e. Once you've connected your HDMI cables to the sender and receiver boxes, and the included power supplies are connected to both the receiver box and the sender box, your extension system is ready.

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: 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.

Link Line Overview


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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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

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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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Great product

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

0 found this review helpful

Pros: Easy to install, works great



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Great product

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

Easy to install, works great

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Works, but be aware

Edward - 6/20/2016 4:39:25 PM

The unit is small and easy to conceal behind even the flattest of TV mounts. Inexpensively priced and at the very least, it does what it promises if connected point to point.

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Multiple Receives

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

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

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scottb8888 - 3/20/2016 12:53:22 PM

Works great point to point

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Total Failure of HD-Link Pro

Tim S - 2/1/2016 1:08:44 PM

unit works only when wired direct

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