Linker 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz

$179.00

Our Linker UHD/HDR Scaler Kit includes:

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Product Description

No more boundaries in HDMI | One device to link them all!

HDfury Linker is a 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz 18Gbps HDMI2.0a Level A capable scaler built for system integrators and advanced users that will please everyone else as well.
By supporting the max bandwidth and data transfer rate of the HDMI2.0a standard and by offering new scaling modes, options and possibilities to convert and always fed optimum signal through all existing HDMI and HDCP revision, Linker is set to cross all HDMI boundaries.

Linker is capable of connecting any HDMI/HDCP revision sources devices to any HDMI/HDCP revision sink devices @ their best capabilities. GUARANTEED!

If you ever saw the following statement: “this TV does not support HDCP 2.2. Make sure you have HDCP 2.2 capable TV” or a similar HDCP error message, and even if you fixed such issue with Integral or others but run into limitations like signal unsupported, blackscreen, not getting the best signal to your display from all your sources or no AVR audio available when 4K signal is running or any others, make sure you never see any of them again with the HDfury Linker! Featuring 2 inputs and 1 output, HDfury Linker can act as Scaler, Switcher, Infoframe and HDR metadata Injector and Extractor with Sound, HDCP Doctor, HDMI Doctor, EDID management and more… Discover the tomorrow’s hardware today!

 

HDfury Linker Key Features

 

Ultra Scaling up to 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz

HDfury Linker offers impressive scaling modes to ensure that any HDMI/HDCP revision sink device get fed at its max capabilities ALWAYS and GUARANTEED.
Featuring HDR Scaler, Upscale, Downscale, Passthru and Bypass mode as well as Chroma Conversion and Color Depth modification on the fly at 8, 10, 12 and 16bit for FHD, UHD and DCI 4096x2160p.

Here is, among plenty others, some of the available scaling modes…

HDCP/HDMI2.x HDR/BT2020 sources input To High-End Advanced HDCP/HDMI 1.x Displays
4K24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 12b 450MHz 1080p24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 12b 111MHz
4K50/60 YCC 4:2:0 10b 371MHz 1080p50/60 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 10b 185MHz
4K24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 12b 450MHz 4K24/25/30 YCC 4:2:0 12b 222MHz
HDCP/HDMI2.x HDR/BT2020 sources input To basic HDCP/HDMI 1.x Equipment like AV receiver
4K50/60 YCC 4:2:0 10b 371MHz 1080p50/60 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 8b 148MHz
4K24/25/30 YCC RGB/YCC 4:4:4 12b 450MHz 1080p24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 8b 74.25MHz
4K50/60 RGB/YCC 4:4:4/4:2:2 8b 600MHz 1080p50/60 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 8b 148MHz
HDCP/HDM1.x Capable Sources input To Advanced HDCP/HDMI 2.x Capable Sink
4K24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 8b 300MHz 4K24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 16b 600MHz*
1080p24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 16b 148MHz 4K24/25/30 RGB/YCC 4:4:4 16b 600MHz*

This is only a small excerpt, endless scaling possibilities are available. the Ultra Scaling modes list is now so big that we had to publish it separately: here
* Tested ok on LG OLED 2016

 

Dedicated HDCP Doctor

Providing a total of 4 HDCP 1.4 and 2.2 engines for decryption/encryption. HDfury Linker offers a workaround for HDCP issue including HDCP 2.2 > HDCP 1.4 and HDCP 1.4 > HDCP 2.2 both ways conversion within the same unit.
Each RX block decrypts the input first whether its 1.x or 2.x. Then output port can individually encrypts it to 1.4 or 2.2 or not encrypt it at all if it was not encrypted initially.
Unlike HDfury Integral that can convert any signals within the 600MHz bandwidth of HDMI2.0a, thus including 1080i, 3D signals, PC signals and all SD/HD/FHD/UHD standard formats. HDfury Linker only support HDCP conversion for SD/HD/FHD/UHD signals up to 600MHz.
1080i, 3D signals, PC signals (except a few manually added) cannot be HDCP converted with the HDfury Linker. They go through in Bypass mode (untouched/untouchable).

 

Display HDCP 2.2 Content with Non-HDCP2.2 Compliant Devices

HDCP 2.2 is the new copy-protection scheme for 4K UHD content. Not only it is not backward compatible but many recent 4K devices don’t even support it.
Source devices, including media servers and head-ends like Netflix, will encode their 4K content with this new scheme. TVs must be HDCP 2.2-enabled to play it, and everything in the video chain including switches and receivers must be compliant as well, or the display will go dark and/or display a HDCP error message.
Bad news for consumers who have purchased expensive, high-bandwidth, processor-rich switchers, receivers and displays to accommodate 4K. While the newer products may support the bandwidth needs of 4K, they won’t play copy-protected works until HDfury Linker is an active part of the setup.

 

2×1 Switcher up to 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz 18Gbps

Switching between 2 inputs up to 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz signal and scaling through all HDMI levels and revision is now a reality. Thanx to USB or push button, you can easily switch between 2 inputs that will be scaled to one output. HDCP conversion can be configured and applied on the fly in order to always output the type of HDCP signal encryption that your display or sink device is expecting. Bluetooth, IR and Android/iOS APP are available with GoBlue (optional)

 

HDR and Infoframe Metadata Live Injector and Extractor with Sound

The HDfury Linker is capable of injecting and extracting live Infoframe and HDR metadata at any resolution and in real time while keeping HDMI sound.
A further software solution for a complete real time handling of infoframe and HDR metadata will be available for the Linker: here from our exclusive licensed partner AV TOP.

 

Advanced EDID Management

Advanced EDID Management available from the HDfury Linker with either:
A Selected EDID bank, a Custom uploaded EDID, a Sink mode EDID or a Fixed basic EDID.
Sniff EDID from connected sink devices, Save, Edit, Load any custom EDID table at anytime.
Select and pick any EDID of your choice from a list of 28 EDID tables. It loads and reset HPD to present your chosen one automatically.

 

Control and Update

USB GUI Utility via Windows PC and various physical buttons for configurations are available.
Compatible with GoBlue, our Bluetooth/IR dongle with iOS/Android APP, External Wi-Fi control might be available in the future.

 

Technical Specs

HDfury Linker Key Specifications


Main Specifications


    2x Input / 1x Output Switcher (HDMI2.0a/HDMI1.4/DVI1.0 compatible)
    ■ 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz 18Gbps Pass through
    ■ 4K24/25/30/50/60 <> 1080p24/25/30/50/60 Upscale/Downscale with or without colordepth maintained and with or without chroma conversion.
    ■ Video Bandwidth – 18 GBP/sec.
    ■ Supports BT.2020.
    ■ HDR10/Dolby Vision Support.
    ■ 4K 10, 12, 16 Bit Support
    ■ 16 Bit Per Pixel Deep Color Depth Available (48 Bit)
    HDCP Doctor (HDCP Workaround solution to any HDCP error)
    ■ HDCP 2.2 > HDCP 1.4 conversion
    ■ HDCP 1.4 > HDCP 2.2 conversion
    ■ HDCP x.x > HDCP x.x conversion
    Dual HDMI2.0a & HDMI 1.4 combined
    Dual HDCP 1.4 & HDCP 2.2 combined
    Advanced EDID management via USB (IR or Bluetooth APP support might come as external accessory)
    ■ Improved EDID Management solution with either a Selected EDID bank, Custom uploaded EDID, Self generated SINK EDID or a Fixed basic EDID.
    ■ Sniff EDID from connected sink devices, Save, Edit, Load any custom EDID table at any time.
    ■ Select and pick any EDID of your choice from a preloaded list of EDID tables, it loads and reset HPD to present your chosen one automatically.
    ■ SINK EDID MODE feature can create a custom EDID by mixing sink EDID with forced flags such as: Stereo/5.1/Full/YCbCr/BT2020/HDR/3D.
    HDR & AVI InfoFrame Live Injector and Extractor with Sound. Watch the video!
    HDMI Booster/Extender: Capable of extending 1080p resolution up to 15m. in and 15m. out (30m. total for 1080p), UHD resolution up to 10m.
    HDMI Doctor: Solves most HDMI integration issues such as HDCP, EDID, HPD, and audio breakout.
    HDMI Equalevel: Precise signal equalization towards both input and output signals perfectly delivers the best possible picture quality.
    Hot-Plug control: Force the input device to always see an active connection.
    Licensing: Fully licensed and compatible with all HDMI and HDCP technologies.
    Deep Color Support
    xvYCC Color Support
    Flexible/Portable/Plug’n Play
    3D Ready: Capability to pass 3D stereoscopic signal formats.
    Just like any recent HDfury hardware, it comes with USB upgradable firmware that allow you to unleash furious features.


Supported Audio/Video Signals

    Supported Format: SD/HD/FullHD/UHD/4K30/4K60, basically INPUT/OUTPUT any video format up to 4K60 4:4:4 600Mhz 18Gbps
    Supported resolution examples: 480p/720p/1080i/1080p24/1080p25/1080p30/1080p50/1080p60/1440p50/1440p60/2160p24/2160p25/2160p30/2160p50/2160p60 and DCI
    Support all UHD/BR standard resolution: 4K60 4:2:0 10bit BT2020 HDR, 4K60 4:2:0 12bit, 4K30 4:4:4 12bit, 4K30 4:4:4 16b ..
    Support all VESA mode video format (PC Resolutions) up to ultra high resolution such as WQSXGA, QUXGA, QFHD, WQUXGA, 4K
    Support any Audio format such as PCM at up to 192kHz, compressed audio (IEC61937), DSD, DST,DTS,DTS-HD, Dolby True HD, DTS-MA and HBR.


Technical Specifications

    Audio: PCM at up to 192kHz, compressed audio (IEC61937), DSD, DST, DTS, DTS-HD, Dolby True HD, DTS-MA and HBR.
    DDC Signal: 5V p-p (TTL)
    Power Supply: External 5 Volt 2 Amp USB (same as most smartphone/tablet PSU)
    Power Consumption: <2Watts
    Current Absorption: around 400mA
    Size : 65 * 49 * 39 (mm)
    Product Dimensions: 3.6” x 2.5” x 1”, Weight: 4 oz
    Shipping Dimensions: 6.3” x 4.2” x 3.3”, Weight: 16 oz
    Enclosure: Black/Gold with Green Led
    Regulation: CE, FCC, RoHS

Getting Started

Getting Started with HDfury Linker


No HDMI 2.0? No HDCP 2.2 input on your sink? No Problem!



Play HDCP2.2 protected content such as movies, games, satellite/cable, and internet videos on any Sink/AVR/TV/UHDTV/Projector or Monitor!

HDfury Linker allows you to view HDCP 2.2 content from your Sony 4K media player, your Shield game console, your graphics cards, your UHD Blu-Ray player, satellite/cable or via Netflix or internet sources on all standard HDMI or DVI-D displays without HDCP2.2 compliant input! Simply by converting HDCP2.2 to HDCP1.4 as allowed by DCP specs: p.42 here

If your TV, monitor or projector cannot play HDCP 2.2 content because it lacks of a HDCP 2.2 compliant input, UHDR KEY will solve your issue!

Upgrade to Perfect HDCP2.2 for a fraction of the cost of buying a new display!

The Ultra HDR KEY supports every HDMI signal and HDCP revision type in existence today from SD to Full HD and up to 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz. It is firmware upgradable so that new features can be added in the future as needed!



How difficult is it to set up?

A few switchs on the HDfury Linker can be set once depending on the HDMI/HDCP revision required by your TV. No other setup is required.

For more information download the User Manual from the Download Tab above.

Just connect the HDfury Linker between the source and the TV/projector. That’s it!



Which AVR, Sink, projectors and TVs are supported?

Any standard 50/60Hz or 100/120Hz HDMI or DVI-D sink will work with HDfury Linker.

Linker is the world first solution that work with any HDCP revision sources and any HDCP revision displays and guarantee you that, no matter if your display is HDMI/HDCP 1.4 and your source is HDMI/HDCP 2.2, you will always have the best possible picture. Thanx to our embedded unique Scaler with HDCP Doctor feature, you will be able to display any HDMI/HDCP revision sources on any HDMI/HDCP revision displays at their best capabilities. ALWAYS & GUARANTEED!

Got questions ? We have answers !


My display is supposed to accept 4K60 4:4:4 signal but it does not work ?

For most UHD TV set we tried, there is always extra configuration options to active in order to achieve a 4K60 4:4:4 600MHz link.
For ex, on samsung: in order to enable the 444 colorspace for 4k in Samsung TV:s you must go to “settings” and “hdmi” and “UHD color” and enable it. Then also you must assign the HDMI port1 as “PC” in the tools menu. Only after these two steps will 600MHz be accepted. Similar activation trick is require on most UHD TV. Additionally, most UHD TV only have certain specific ports that are 600MHz capable.


I have a PC mode on my TV (or a PC monitor) what resolutions are supported for graphics mode ?

All PC graphics mode within the 600MHz bandwidth are supported, including ultra high resolution such as WQSXGA, QUXGA, QFHD, WQUXGA, 4K.


What output resolution does the HDfury Linker support in HDTV mode ?

All known SD, HD, Full HD and UHD formats are supported including: 480p50, 480p60, 576p50, 576p60, 720p50, 720p60, 720p100, 720p120, 1080i25, 1080i30, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30, 1080p48, 1080p50, 1080p60, 1080p72, 1080p75, 1080p96, 1440p50, 1440p60, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p60 (these are examples only, anything within the 600MHz bandwidth is supported).


What version of HDMI does the HDfury Linker work with? Do I need HDMI 1.3/1.4a/2.0a? Does it matter?

It does not matter. HDfury Linker works with any version of HDMI from 1.0 and up.


Do I need to set anything special in my HDMI source device to set resolution correctly?

No. The HDfury Linker will be detected as 2160p60 4:4:4 capable device by your source and always accept and process the highest quality stream from your source devices. There is no need to set the HDMI source to any specific resolution.


Is there any latency (delay) introduced to the signal?

Virtually none. The latency added is in the order of a few pixel clocks only. Nothing noticeable at all.


What is the USB port for?

To supply power from the supplied USB power unit and for firmware upgrades when new (additional) functions and enhancements are offered.


What about long HDMI cable runs? Can I expect issues?

For 600MHz user must use “high speed” cables, Similar as used with 4K24 content, for 1080p or less almost all cables are ok. HDfury Linker acts as an HDMI repeater device. So having a HDfury Linker in the path will amplify and recover the signal. You should not need any passive (or active) HDMI amplifiers, especially if you put HDfury Linker in the middle of your cable run. If you previously had to use an amplifier, the HDfury Linker can most likely take its place. The HDfury Linker has been used with 50 foot (and longer) HDMI cables without issues.


How are the new lossless audio formats via HDMI input handled ? E.g. DTS-HD/MA and DD/E-AC3 : Are they stripped down to DTS core or Dolby Digital respectively to fit the requirements of the S/PDIF standard ?

Everything supported, Lossless audio is transmit through HDMI output. HDfury Linker does not compress or otherwise create loss to the incoming audio.

Certifications

ce

Linker CE EMC CertificationLinker CE LVD Certification 


RohS_logo

Linker RoHS Certification


fcc

Linker FCC Certification


avcert

7 Quality Tests certified by AV T.O.P.

UHD 60Hz signal pass through – HDR infoframe injection – AVI Infoframe modification – Split function for UHD signals to two display devices – 10 Bit UHD signal pass through – Submission of CEC commands – HDMI Audio replacement
 

Download

                           

Android and iOS APP are only available for the owners of GoBlue (optional Bluetooth and Infrared dongle).



Silabs Driver 4.0.0 for XP/VISTA/WIN7/WIN8/WIN10 Version USB2.0 USB3.0
[16-APR-16] Silabs Driver 4.0.0 – ZIP – 9.18 Mo 4.0.0 XP / VISTA / WIN7 / WIN8 / WIN10 WIN10
Silabs Driver 3.9.2 for XP/VISTA/WIN7/WIN8 Version USB2.0 USB3.0
[16-APR-16] Silabs Driver 3.9.2 – ZIP – 1.65 Mo 3.9.2 XP / VISTA / WIN7 / WIN8 XP / VISTA / WIN7 / WIN8

Select the right drivers based on your Windows version and the USB port version you plan to use. Drivers only need to be installed once for all our devices.

PC Windows GUI Software and Firmware Update Version Format Size Date
[20-NOV-17] 4K Linker GUI EDID HDR/IF Control Utility 0.21 (FW 0.25) – ZIP – 11.3 Mo GUI 0.21 / FW 0.25 ZIP 11.3 Mo 20-NOV-17
[28-JUN-17] 4K Linker GUI EDID HDR/IF Control Utility 0.20 (FW 0.23) – ZIP – 11.3 Mo GUI 0.20 / FW 0.23 ZIP 11.3 Mo 28-JUN-17
[20-MAY-17] 4K Linker GUI EDID HDR/IF Control Utility 0.19 (FW 0.22) – ZIP – 11.3 Mo GUI 0.19 / FW 0.22 ZIP 11.3 Mo 20-MAY-17
[12-MAY-17] 4K Linker GUI EDID HDR/IF Control Utility 0.19 (FW 0.21) – ZIP – 11.3 Mo GUI 0.19 / FW 0.21 ZIP 11.3 Mo 12-MAY-17
[04-APR-17] 4K Linker GUI EDID HDR/IF Control Utility 0.19 (FW 0.20) – ZIP – 11.3 Mo GUI 0.19 / FW 0.20 ZIP 11.3 Mo 04-APR-17
User Manual Version Format Size Date
[02-JUL-17] HDfury Linker User Manual Rev.0.20 – PDF – 1.6 Mo Rev.0.20 PDF 1.6 Mo 02-JUL-17
EDID Collection Format Size Date
[25-JUL-17] HDfury Integral EDID Collection – ZIP – 54 Ko ZIP 54 Ko 25-JUL-17
API/DLL Package Format Size Date
[26-JUL-17] HDfury Linker API/DLL package – ZIP – 262 Ko ZIP 262 Ko 26-JUL-17

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  • (verified owner)

    Got the linker to help me with a problem with another product a Lightberry 4k kit which the Hdmi grabber only supported 4k@30hz.
    The linker helped me with this problem by down scaling to a signal that it could be accepted.
    Definitely would recommend this product for 4K and hdcp problems worked like a charm.
    Thanks HDfury.