Just like Harvey Keitel's character in “Pulp Fiction,” Metra's Junior+ solves problems. Serving as “The Wolf” in a modern A/V system, Metra's latest product — the newly announced Junior+ (HDM-JRPLUS) fixes many of the issues that occur along HDMI signal paths.
Metra Home Theater Group explains the introduction of the Junior+ follows its recent Digital Analysis Device (HDM-DAD) and low-speed Accelerator (HDM-JR) products, and the Fla.-based company says the Junior+ was developed to reduce capacitive loading “rise time” issues that are common on the DDC channel (EDID) of the HDMI interface.
Elaborating on the issues that plague HDMI EDID reliability, Metra Home Theater states some of the common connection problems include audio dropouts, non-support of HDCP, non-supported modes, mode out of range, long sync times, and “black screens.”
Designed to install easily, the Junior+ features a small form factor that includes male/female connectivity, and Metra notes the unit typically inserts inline on the source side to minimize system failures to increase compatibility between devices that may have varying data tolerance levels.
Reducing capacitive issues by 50 percent, Metra says the addition of the term “plus” to the product relates to the Junior+'s new capabilities to address voltage and current issues within the EDID substructure.
The backwards compatible, DPL Labs-certified device provides 18Gbps of throughput for complete Ultra HD 4K with HDR Rev. 2.0 compatibility to provide state-of-the-art performance for years of service.
Metra Home Theater Junior+ Specifications
- 18Gbps throughput
- HDCP 2.2 support
- Engineered to reduce capacitive issues by as much as 50 percent
- High Dynamic Range (HDR) content support
- Wide Color Gamut BT.2020 support
- Deep Color Support
- Self powered
- RF-shielded metal case construction
- Third-party DPL Labs certified
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