Metra Home Theater Group Intros an EDID Regenerator

Custom integrators are challenged with maintaining a high quality audio / video output, despite many issues that occur along the signal path connecting HDMI devices. To address this issue, Metra Home Theater Group has developed the Junior+ (HDM-JRPLUS) as the new “go to” EDID problem solver. This easy to install solution minimizes system failures and increases compatibility between devices that have different data tolerances or between devices with multiple brands of HDMI-enabled electronics. At rAVe, we see this as an interesting tool for rental and staging companies as well.

The Junior+ was created to reduce the effective capacitive loading “Rise Time” issues commonly found on the DDC channel (EDID) of the HDMI interface. This can be caused by cables, printed circuit boards, and environmental conditions. The Junior+ reduces the cables capacitive issues loading by 50 percent.

This correction solves many common issues such as:

  • Audio dropouts
  • HDCP not supported
  • Mode not supported
  • Mode out of range
  • Long sync times
  • The dreaded “black screen”

The Junior+ has a new, smaller male/female form factor to allow for a simple installation directly into equipment, in most cases at the source side. 

The “PLUS” part of the product name is a recent development that was designed to deal with Voltage and Current equipment incompatibilities within the new EDID substructure. While fully backwards compatible, the Junior+ was designed for the most modern components. It provides 18Gbps of throughput and covers all 4K /HDR Rev2.0 features to ensure years of reliable HDMI service. 

The Junior+ data performance has been tested and given the seal of approval by DPL Labs, an independent testing facility. DPL’s laboratory provides highly precise and critically accurate Digital-HD (DHD) product performance testing. Utilizing an exhaustive, multi-element testing regime, DPL Labs engineers put all submitted products through an electronic torture test to assure customers that a product will exceed expectations for performance quality and long-term reliability. 

Junior+ (HDM-JRPLUS) product specifications:

  • True 18Gbps pass thru
  • HDCP 2.2 support
  • HDR support
  • BT 2020 support
  • Deep color support
  • RF shielded metal case
  • Self powered
  • 50 percent typical reduction in data rise times
  • Small size
  • Male/female form factor
  • DPL certified

The Junior+ is now shipping and it’s here.