Home theater products and accessories maker Metra Home Theater Group announced the addition of the Ethereal HDM-GA1 to its lineup of products. Using existing in-wall passive HDMI cables, the Ethereal HDM-GA1 Gigabit Accelerator lets the user upgrade and support full 4K, 4:4:4 HDR signal that is now available in many video products.
The Gigabit Accelerator has a slim 2” by 1” aluminum casing that is powered from an external USB power supply, via mini USB. The “plug-and-play” device takes any quality 23-gauge passive cable that is up to 15 meters (about 50 feet) and transforms the signal to full 4K quality.
"The HDM-GA1 Gigabit Accelerator gives integrators a reason to go back to their customers with an easy 4K upgrade solution,” Jessy Crabb, general manager of Metra Home Theater Group, said in a statement. “It’s ultra-reliable and so easy to install. Our dealers and their clients will be delighted to know they don’t have to rewire the house because the client wants to upgrade to 4K video.”
The Ethereal HDM-GA1 retails for $399. Metra Home Theater Group will showcase the device at booth #4942 at CEDIA EXPO next month in Dallas.