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DPL Member: Metra Home Theater Group - Ethereal

DPL Approved Products

A very special group of manufacturers & cable brands are committed to providing their customers with superior performing & more reliable Digital-HD (DHD) products.

By becoming a participating member of the DPL Labs Seal of Approval Program, these manufacturer’s products are thoroughly tested – only the best pass the test and are awarded the prestigious Seal of Approval.


DPL Approved Products - Metra Home Theater Group - Ethereal

The following products have been tested and granted the DPL Labs Seal of Approval:

 

 

         DPL 4K Certification Status*
Model Length Speed Active 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
MHY Series
 
   
      MHY-SHDME-5 0.5 meter High Speed
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHY-SHDME1 1 meter High Speed 
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHY-SHDME2 2 meters High Speed 
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHY-SHDME3 3 meters High Speed 
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHY-SHDME4 4 meters High Speed 
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHY-SHDME5 5 meters High Speed
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHY-SHDME6 6 meters High Speed
4K-10.2G  
      MHY-SHDME7 7 meters High Speed
4K-10.2G  
      MHY-SHDME8 8 meters High Speed
4K-10.2G  
      MHY-SHDMER10 10 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHY-SHDMER12 12 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHY-SHDMER15 15 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHY-SHDMER20 20 meters High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
MHX Series          
      MHX-HDME-5 0.5 meter High Speed
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHX-HDME1 1 meter High Speed
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHX-HDME2 2 meters High Speed
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHX-HDME3 3 meters High Speed
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHX-HDME4 4 meters High Speed
4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHX-HDME5 5 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHX-HDME6 6 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G  
      MHX-HDME6 W/HDM-GA1 6 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHX-HDME7 7 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G  
      MHX-HDME7 W/HDM-GA1 7 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHX-HDME8 8 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G  
      MHX-HDME8 W/HDM-GA1 8 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHX-HDME10 10 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G  
      MHX-HDME10 W/HDM-GA1 10 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHX-HDME12 12 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G  
      MHX-HDME12 W/HDM-GA1 12 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      MHX-HDME15 W/HDM-GA1 15 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC 
      MHX-HDME17 W/HDM-GA1 17 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HDM-SR20 W/SR1-HS 20 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G  
      HDM-25 W/SR1-HS 25 meters High Speed    4K-10.2G   
      HDM-30 W/SR1-HS1 30 meters High Speed   4K-10.2G  
MHZ Series          
      MHZ-HD-5 0.5 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD1 1 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD1-5 1.5 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD2 2 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD3 3 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD4 4 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD5 5 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD6 6 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD8 8 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD10 10 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD12 12 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD15 15 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD20 20 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
      MHZ-HD25 25 meter High Speed Active 4K-10.2G  
Electronics          
      HDM-SP Inline Surge Protector  4K-10.2G
      HDM-SP2 Inline Surge Protector  4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      AS-HDMSP Inline Surge Protector  4K-10.2G
      AS-HDM-SP2 Inline Surge Protector  4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      EHD-HDMSP Inline Surge Protector  4K-10.2G
      EHD-HDM-SP2 Inline Surge Protector  4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HDM-DAD Digital Analysis Device 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HDM-JR Digital Analysis Device  4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      SUPERDAD High Speed Digital Analysis Device   4K-10.2G
      AS-HDM-JR In-Line Digital Analysis Device   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      EHD-HDM-JR In-Line Digital Analysis Device   4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HDM-SR1A HDMI™ Restorer  4K-10.2G
      HDM-SR1-HS HDMI™ High Speed Restorer   4K-10.2G
      EHD-VI2 5v Injector Device  4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HDM-GA1 18G In-Line Extender 4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HDM-AIO All-in-One Tool Solution  4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC
      HDM-VCT  5 Volt Control Trigger  4K-10.2G 4K-18G-DC

* For more information on DPL's 4K Certification Levels and what they mean please visit the DPL Full 4K Cable Certification page. 

 



Company Profile

Metra Home Theater Group is the leading source for professional-grade home audio/video solutions including home theater accessories, high performance cable, signaling solutions, audio/video mounts, and much more. 

As a division of Metra Electronics, a world-wide leader and “The Installer’s Choice™” of vehicle installation kits and electronic accessories for over 70 years, Metra Home Theater Group is able to provide professional integrators with innovative, high quality products designed to satisfy and astonish their customers through the company’s impressive roster of brands Ethereal, EHD, Helios and Spyclops.

 

Contact Info:

Metra Home Theater Group
460 Walker Street
Holly Hill, FL 32127
Phone: 866.839.9187
Fax: 386.252.9399

 

Product Info

Founded in 1999, Metra Home Theater Group’s Ethereal brand grew out of the industry’s need for premium home theater products. Since then, Ethereal has become one of the custom installation industry’s most trusted resources for a vast array of home theater solutions including cables, wall plates, audio/video mounts, power supplies, connectors and installation accessories, IR, HDMI solutions and more.

 

 

Ethereal MHY SeriesEthereal MHY SeriesMHY Series – The MHY line of HDMI cables may be the best kept secret in performance value for the audio/video industry. Metra Home Theater Group’s Ethereal brand of MHY HDMI™ cables deliver 1080p, 3D, 4K resolution as well as every other video/audio format that the HDMI 10.2 Gbps spec allows. And with the added Ethernet functionality meets all of your system setup needs. The internal geometry of the MHY Series HDMI™ cable guarantees stable impedance and low signal loss for a high quality, consistent picture. For great performance and great looks, get a MHY Series HDMI™ cable and we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

For more information visit the Ethereal MHY Series page.

Features:

  • HDMI™ High Speed Performance
  • HDMI™ Ethernet Included (except in lengths of 20 meters or higher)
  • Active Spectra 7 Technology (in lenghts above 10 meters)
  • 24K Gold Plated Contact Connectors
  • Multi-Layer Shielding
  • Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • Digital Performance Labs (DPL) Tested
  • CL Rated

 

Ethereal  MHX SeriesEthereal MHX SeriesMHX Series – With the ability to deliver HDMI™ 1080p and 3D video, the MHX cable line comes in a CL rated jacket to provide behind the wall installation at an economical price without compromising video and audio performance. These cables offer a premium quality abrasion resistant high temperature PVC jacket for maximum durability, as well as Low loss Foam-Skin polyethylene dielectric for maximum signal transfer and superior picture quality.

For more information visit the Ethereal MHX Series page.

Features:

  • HDMI™ High Speed Performance (cables up to and including 6 meters)
  • HDMI™ Standard Speed Performance (cables 7 meters and up)
  • HDMI™ Ethernet Included (except in lengths of 20 meters or higher)
  • 24K Gold Plated Contact Connectors
  • Multi-Layer Shielding
  • Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • Digital Performance Labs (DPL) Tested
  • CL Rated

 

Ethereal MHZ SeriesEthereal MHZ SeriesMHZ Series – Ranging in length from .5 meter all the way up to 30 meters the MHZ high speed digital cables provide full support of the10.2 Gbps available from today’s best equipment. 

For more information visit the Ethereal MHZ Series page.

Features:

  • Active Spectra 7 Technology
  • Active EQ Controlled Electronics
  • Full High Speed capabilities to 10.2Gbs
  • Built in HDCP Accelerators for Best distance and Integrity
  • Thin Form Factor
  • Weight reduction
  • Self-powered with no External Power needed.
  • Balanced Performance Signature Rating for All Five Mandatory HDMI functions

 

 


 

HDMI™ Accessories

The HDMI cable is the most sophisticated audio/video interface in the history of home electronics.  The internal geometry of an HMID cable will determine how well and consistent the date between devices will travel.  Proper two-way communication is critical between HDMI sources and without it, problems can occur.  The following accessories have also been DPL approved:

 

Ethereal HDM-SP2Ethereal HDM-SP2HDM-SP2 Inline HDMI Surge Protector - The Ethereal HDM-SP2 is the first in-line surge protector specifically designed for the HDMI™ interface. Its overall design methodology was determined by examining all the attributes necessary for a dynamic and robust interface. The Ethereal HDM-SP2 will withstand up to and including 8KV of voltage surge. It is active on all balanced line TMDS channels, including the clock channel. This device will defend against intruding voltage spikes that may damage HDMI™ components.

Supporting full HDMI 2.0A, 18 Gbps capabilities, the protection benefits on both input and output stages (protecting both source and sink).

• IEC 61000-4-2 ESD Protection Specification
• Maximum Spike Protection of 8KV
• Minimal TMDS Signal Loss
• Designed for Easy In Line application
• Passive by design – No Power Required

For more information visit the Ethereal HDM-SP2 page.

 

Ethereal HDM-SR1AEthereal HDM-SR1A

HDM-SR1A HDMI Restorer - The HDM-SR1A is our original HDMI™ restorer. As our first entry into the world of HDMI™ repair devices, it has been updated several times. The HDM-SR1A will ensure you can “Go The Distance” with full digital signal integrity, whether using 10 feet or 100+ feet of HDMI™ cable.

The intelligent digital equalizer automatically analyzes and “Restores” the signal back to original HDMI™ specification, supporting 1080p 3D formats (up to 6.75 Gbps) for a distance of 20 meters (65’) and 1080p/60 to over 30 meters (100’). Place the HDM-SR1A near the display device and wait for the “Green Light.” Using red, green, yellow, and blue LED indicators for diagnostic purposes, the HDM-SR1A offers some of the most advanced HDMI™ technology available on the market today.

With an integrated DAD (Digital Analysis Device), the HDM-SR1A solves Low Speed Data issues by stripping capacitive loading from the Low Speed Data and correcting corrupted EDID and HDCP (aka "Hand-Shake") data. No matter what the age or resolution of your HDMI™ hardware, the HDM-SR1A with DAD will automatically clean up the data, remove the choke hold, and provide the manufacturer's intended dynamic range, supporting up to 1080p 3D. Proudly Made in the USA.

For more information visit the Metra Home Theater Group’s Ethereal HDM-SR1A page. 

 

Ethereal HDM-DADEthereal HDM-DAD

HDM-DAD Digital Analysis Device -  The HDM-DAD (Digital Analysis Device) solves Low Speed Data issues by stripping capacitive loading from the Low Speed Data and correcting corrupted EDID and HDCP (aka "Hand-Shake") data. No matter what the age or resolution of your HDMI™ hardware, the HDM-DAD will automatically clean up the data, remove the choke hold, and provide the manufacturer's intended dynamic range, supporting up to 1080p 3D. Using red, green, yellow, and blue LED indicators for diagnostic purposes, the HDM-DAD offers some of the most advanced HDMI™ technology available on the market today. Proudly Made in the USA.

For more information visit the Metra Home Theater Group’s Ethereal HDM-DAD page.

 

Ethereal HDM-GA1Ethereal HDM-GA1HDM-GA1 Gigabit Accelerator - The Ethereal HDM-GA1 Gigabit Accelerator allows the installer to utilize existing in-wall passive HDMI™ cables up to 15 meters in length to upgrade and support the full 4K/60, 4:4:4, HDR signal now available in many video products.  This new innovation from Metra gives dealers with a very simple way to upgrade current installations to the latest 4K technology, meeting 4K/60, 4:4:4, HDR standards with existing HDMI cables.

For more information visit the Metra Home Theater Group’s Ethereal HDM-GA1 page.

 

 

 

 

 

Ethereal HDM-VI2Ethereal HDM-VI2HDM-VI2 – HDMI™ Injector, supports HDMI 2.0 electronics, 5 volt, hot plug detect Injector, Hot plug voltage interrupter.

For more information visit the Metra Home Theater Group’s Ethereal HDM-VI2 page.

 

 

 

 

 

Ethereal HDM-JREthereal HDM-JRHDM-JR – Much smaller than the DAD this is the EDID repair tool to have in your tool box.  The JR does the same repaid as the DAD but without the diagnostics capabilities.  Speed up switching, remove audio dropouts, and stop HDCP failure and mode out of range problems.

For more information visit the Metra Home Theater Group’s Ethereal HDM-JR page.

 

 

 

 

Ethereal HDM-SR1-HSEthereal HDM-SR1-HS

 

HDM-SR1-HS – High Speed HDMI™ digital Signal Restorer.  Do you already have a long cable in the job? Do you need to support 1080p deep color, 3D, or 4K/6 4:2:0 Color.  This is your answer.  Mount at the display side of the cable and you are good for up to 100’ of the full 10.2 Gpbs of available HDMI™ high speed data with low speed data accelerators built in.

For more information visit the Metra Home Theater Group’s Ethereal HDM-SR1-HS page.

 

 

 

 

Metra Ethereal HDM-AIOMetra Ethereal HDM-AIOHDM-AIO - The HDM All-in-One (HDM-AIO) is the ultimateproblem-solving solution. The digital analysiscomponent can correct audio and videotiming issues found in HDMI components,including audio drop outs. Additionally, theHDM-AIO includes a voltage control triggerused to break the signal between the   5-voltand hot plug signal to create an EDID resetand provide a hot return delay of 100ms.Encompasses all the correction solutions fromthe HDM-JR, the HDM-VI2, the HDM-ACVS andthe HDM VCT.

 

 

Metra Ethereal HDM-VCTMetra Ethereal HDM-VCTHDM-VCT - The HDM-VCT is a compact HDMI® device that connects to a relay or digital I/O on a control system to break the signal between the 5-volt trigger and hot plug signal to create an EDID reset.  In addition, the HDM-VCT, with supplemental TMDS voltage, adds 100ms delay to the hot return to ensure that the source is prepared to accept the signal.