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Acoustic Research HDP100 HD Powerlink Audio/Video Transmission System Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • HD Powerlink is an affordable and flexible high performance system that transmits digital high definition signal to your television
  • Easy to set up plug and play construction free flexible system allows placement of HD TV anywhere in your home
  • Clean and stylish black clutter free units specially designed to fit behind flat panel TV mean no more messy wires
  • High performance transmitter sends the highest quality HD signal available up to 1080p right through your existing house wiring using existing outlets
  • Acoustic Research backs the HD Powerlink System with a 1-year limited warranty
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Acoustic Research
  • Model: HDP100
  • Warranty: 1 Year limited

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 11 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001GA0V5W
  • Item model number: HDP100
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,882 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

The latest revolution in HD home theater technology, the stylish HD Powerlink System transmits digital high-definition signals to your television through existing home power lines. Easy plug-and-play setup allows you to connect your HD devices to your HDTV or HD projector, sending the signal through your home's wiring using ordinary outlets. It transmits the highest quality HD signal available, up to 1080p. It is a lower cost alternative to professional installation, removing the clutter of wires and the expense of wall reconstruction. This flexible system lets you move your HDTV anywhere in your living space and has IR pass-through, so you can use your existing remotes to control devices. This black unit is specially designed to fit behind your flat panel TV. The kit includes an HD/PLC transmitter with optional stand, HD/PLC receiver with optional stand, two AC adapters, a 3-foot HDMI cable, an IR blaster and receiver cables, a receiver bracket wall mount kit, user manual and quick start guide. Acoustic Research backs the HD Powerlink System with a 1-year limited warranty.

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Too bad it simply does not work.
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That leaves me with a unit that didn't work out of the box, and having to lose more money by sending it back.
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I loved their warm sounding stereo speakers.
Elke

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By mscsmyrpln on November 23, 2008
Like all powerline products, how well it works depends on the wiring in your house. I have both boxes (transmit and receive) on the same circuit, going from the front of my living room to the projector in the back. Picture quality is great and looks the same as with a long HDMI cable. I have measured it pushing nearly 50 Mbps of Blu-ray data with no trouble.

I use a projector, so I cannot speak to how well it passes audio through. I have also not tried the IR pass-through.
There are a couple of downsides. The boxes run pretty hot, even staying warm when on but not in use. Each box has its own power switch. I have mounted the boxes in locations not convenient for turning on and off (switch only, no IR) and it bugs me that the standby state runs warm, sucking down electricity 24/7. Also, AR/Audiovox customer service is lacking, as they were no help with seeking stand screws that were supposed to be included, but were left out of the box. Their response: "Our apologies but we don't carry parts as we only do basic troubleshooting and in-warranty exchanges for the whole unit. But you can visit our major dealers that carry our line of products....and check if they have the part you're looking for. Also check other electronic shops/stores within your area that carry suitable replacement parts that may fit your unit."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Cornett on September 2, 2011
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This is a good product, but in order to get HD quality signal transferred to your HDTV, both the transmitter and receiver need to be plugged into the same circuit. In other words, both plugs need to be connected to the same breaker in your fuse box. So if you are connecting in the same room you're probably gold, but otherwise it's a gamble that will probably leave you with less than desirable quality.

Otherwise the devices are very simple...plug and play. HDMI connections for both the transmitter and receiver. Also, the IR remote transmitter works great too, and the receiving unit has a nice front IR receiver so the extender is only necessary if you want to hide the black box.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KJC on February 24, 2013
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It works as advertised. The limitation that you are limited to a 20-30 ft run of electrical wiring between the transmitter and receiver is what I found. I actually moved it around to see how far it would go. It uses HDMI only, there are no composite video jacks etc. You source cannot be 1080i... you must be using a "p" like "720p" to feed the transmitter. If you observe those specifics it works, and works far, far better than a couple other "rf"systems that I tried previously.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Cain on February 9, 2013
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As a home theater accessory, this didn't work too well... It's limited by the state of your existing wiring. However, as an HDMI signal extender, it works GREAT over long power cord. I was able to run HD signal from my laptop to a monitor 350 feet away, with no loss of quality. Bargain.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Solcen on May 23, 2012
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Severely outdated. With HDMI 1.4 even connected to THE SAME electrical outlet: intermittent picture quality issues and sound static.
Not worth even $25 I spend on it as part of combo with HP usb stick.
Plain useless.
Do not recommend to buy at all.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Thomas on March 23, 2010
I bought this unit thinking it would be an easy solution to running an expensive HDMI and I/R repeater cable to my TV. It was a great concept. Too bad it simply does not work.

I am not an "audiophile" looking for some extreme quality. I didn't even get that far. I connected this to my DirecTV HD DVR and it could barely navigate the menus because of the slow response time of the remote and even the menus were noticeably low in quality.

I never actually saw any sort of video on through the unit, let alone a full HD picture as it was too slow to render those.

I eventually tried connecting both sides to the same outlet to see if it was my house wiring (I have a fairly new house) and that did not help.

No reputable retailer should carry this product.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DJ on July 31, 2012
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The only good thing about this product was the free return shipping. It wouldnt transmit a signal 40 ft unobstructed, and when they were 3 ft apart the picture was awful! Terrible product.
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I've tried everything to get this unit to work, to no avail. This is a definite plug and pray item, but I thought that in my environment here, it would be a 'plug it in and it'll work fine' deal. Not the case. It didn't work at all. Even though there was a good link and data flicker, indicating all was okay, the only thing on the screen was the fault, "No Signal Received". I plugged it in the same outlet, different outlets in the same room, etc, etc...but nothing. The requirements for this are fussy enough, but if they tell me my hdmi signal was the problem, then the unit isn't worth a hill of beans to begin with and shouldn't be offered for sale...anywhere. My problem is that I didn't try this unit until the Amazon timer to return it had beeped. That leaves me with a unit that didn't work out of the box, and having to lose more money by sending it back. I'm sure not happy about that. I guess I can make a lamp out of it.
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