ATEN-LOGOAten VC880 VanCryst™ Professional A/V SolutionsAten VanCryst VC880 HDMI Repeater Plus Audio-PRODUCT


The VC880 is an HDMI Repeater with an added audio deembedder that extracts and converts the audio signal from the HDMI input. This means that, as well as the repeated HDMI audio and video signal output, users can choose between analog stereo audio via RCA connectors or digital audio via optical or coaxial connectors as an additional high-quality audio output. With support for 3D TV formats, the VC880 is ideal for users who want to enjoy high-definition video with their choice of high-definition audio output on TVs, projectors, A/V receivers, or speakers.Aten VanCryst VC880 HDMI Repeater Plus Audio-PRODUCTAten VanCryst VC880 HDMI Repeater Plus Audio-1


  • Repeats HDMI input signal up to 15 meters
  • Extracts HDMI audio signal and outputs as an additional audio source
  • Supports optical/coaxial digital audio and analog stereo audio
  • HDMI and HDCP compatible
  • Super Video Quality – up to 1920×1080 (1080p)
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • 2CH/5.1CH/Auto mode audio channel selection
  • 3D Content supported
  • Supports Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio
  • Supports Audio on/off switch for HDMI output
  • Expandable to three levels – provides three levels of audio output from one HDMI source at distances up to 45 m
  • Integrates with Apple TV for the perfect home entertainment systemAten VanCryst VC880 HDMI Repeater Plus Audio-2Aten VanCryst VC880 HDMI Repeater Plus Audio-3


Function VC880

Video input

Interfaces 1 x HDMI Type A Female (Black)
Impedance 100 Ώ

Video output

Interfaces 1 x HDMI Type A Female (Black)
Impedance 100 Ώ


Max. Data Rate 6.75 Gps (2.25 Gbps per Lane)
Max. Pixel Clock 225 MHz
Compliance HDMI (3D, Deep Color) HDCP-compatible
Max. Resolution Up to 1920 x 1080





1 x HDMI Type A Female (Black); 1 x Toslink (Black); 1 x RCA (Orange);


2 x RCA (Red/White);


Connectors 1 x DC Jack
Consumption 5.3 VDC, 0.8W


Operating Temperature 0˚ to 50º C
Storage Temperature -20˚ to 60º C
Humidity 0 – 80% RH, Non-condensing

Physical properties

Housing Metal
Weight 0.46 kg
Dimensions (L x W x H) 20.00 x 8.20 x 2.50 cm

* Product specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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Does a repeater weakens a signal?

Repeaters should be used with caution, as the signals they re-broadcast are usually of a slightly lower quality than the original wireless transmissions. However, you can minimize the effects of signal degradation from repeaters through efficient network design.

Does length of HDMI affect speed?

The length of HDMI cables (less than about 10 feet) will not affect the quality of your connection. It is simply a matter of signal loss.

What happens if HDMI is too long?

Since HDMI is a fully digital signal, there is no way to signal to be of lesser quality than any other cable. The only thing that happens is signal drop-off when sending high bandwidth signals over a too-long cable or a cable that isn’t rated for the specific HDMI standard.

What happens if HDMI is too long?

The length of an HDMI cable does have a negative effect on signal quality, with manufacturers generally not recommending cables over 20 feet.

What is an HDMI repeater?

HDMI repeaters or HDMI boosters as they may also be called, are used to extend the distances over which HDMI data can be reliably transmitted using HDMI leads.

Does a repeater have 2 ports?

A simple repeater might have two ports – one connecting to each of two cable segments. Many Ethernet repeaters provide more than two ports known as a “multi-port” repeater or Ethernet Hub. There is no functional difference between a hub or a repeater and we will use the two terms interchangeably.

What is the main purpose of a repeater?

Repeaters remove the unwanted noise in an incoming signal. Unlike an Analog signal, the original digital signal, even if weak or distorted, can be clearly perceived and restored. With analog transmission, signals are restrengthened with amplifiers which unfortunately also amplify noise as well as information.

How far can HDMI extend?

Like many audio, video, and data cables, HDMI cords can suffer from signal degradation at longer lengths—50 feet is generally considered the maximum reliable length. And it’s rare to see an HDMI cable longer than 25 feet in a store.

How long does a repeater delay?

When initially placed, a Redstone repeater has a delay of one Redstone tick (equivalent to two game ticks, or 0.1 seconds barring lag). A repeater’s delay can be modified by using the Use Item control.

Why repeater is a 2 port device?

A Repeater connects two segments of a network cable. Sometimes it regenerates the signals to proper amplitudes and sends them to the other segment. If the signal becomes weak, it can copy the signal bit by bit and regenerate it at the original strength. It is a 2-port device.

What happens if HDMI cable is too long?

The length of an HDMI cable does have a negative effect on signal quality, with manufacturers generally not recommending cables over 20 feet.

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