Tributaries® Cable, the Florida company whose position as the value-performance leader in quality cable and installation products for multi-room, home theater, and music systems is well established, has made an important new addition to its family of whole-house A/V hardware solutions. The new Tributaries Model HDA140 is a one-in/four-out HDMI distribution amplifier that allows a single source to simultaneously supply video and digital audio to as many as four rooms, zones, systems, or screens, each as far away as 100 feet (30 meters).
The HDA140 is fully HDMI 1.3 and HDCP compliant, and supports the full range of associated features over all of its connections, including 1440p resolution, Deep Color 10/12/16-bit signal formatting, xvYCC Color Space, Dolby TrueHD® and DTS-HD Master® audio systems, and refresh rates up to 120Hz, to accommodate the latest, highest-performance television and projector designs. Just as important, the HDA140’s custom-tailored data-signal amplification and equalization, and its buffered output circuitry, eliminate signal losses to ensure that pristine hi-def video and unimpaired audio performance are delivered over every connection.
Thanks to the capabilities of HDMI interconnection, the Tributaries HDA140 permits a single HDMI output—such as that of an A/V receiver, a satellite or digital-cable set-top box, or DVD/Blu-ray disc player—to supply multiple screens or even satellite A/V-surround systems throughout the home. What’s more, for expansion needs, a second HDA140 can be “cascaded” to yield a total of seven distributed rooms, screens, or zones.
Tributaries’ HDA140 HDMI distribution amplifier features three front-panel LEDs to display the status of HDMI/DVI, HDCP, and SYNC, and is prepackaged with a dedicated 5VDC power supply. The HDA140 is available immediately at a manufacturer’s suggested price of $450.
Established in 1991 in Orlando, Florida, Tributaries® is an acknowledged leader in the design, production, and distribution of high-quality audio and video interconnect cables, speaker wires, accessories, and electronics. The company prides itself on its customer service, and has won the CE industry magazine Inside Track Supplier Loyalty Awards a total of eleven times in the past twelve years.