Gefen DVI Detective Plus - 4K UltraHD EDID Emulator with HDCP & 5 Preset EDIDs


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Gefen DVI Detective Plus (EXT-DVI-EDIDP)

EDID stands for Extended Display Identification Data. It is the standard table of characteristics of a display that is used by the source to optimize its output resolution, timing, and other operating parameters. When a display is switched off, de-selected by a matrix/switcher, or disconnected and then reconnected, the EDID can be lost. If this occurs, the video source device may lose its ability to output the correct image instantly.

The Gefen DVI Detective Plus addresses this issue by recording the EDID from a display and making it available to a source at all times, as if the display is still connected. The EXT-DVI-EDIDP also passes through the communications between an HDCP-enabled source and display as necessary. The DVI EDID Detective Plus has been designed for quick and easy programming and installation with 1 local and 5 pre-programmed EDID profiles that can be used in the event that a suitable EDID cannot be recorded.

The DVI Detective Plus provides all the functionality of the DVI Detective N and adds HDCP pass through and the ability to use one of (5) pre-programmed EDID profiles. For (6) pre-programmed + (6) user-programmed EDID Banks, see the HDMI Detective Plus (DVI with passive adapter).

EXT-DVI-EDIDP Highlights

  • Gefen EXT-DVI-EDIDP - DIP Switch EDID Programming

    Simple Set-Up & Flexible EDID Operation

    After a simple initial programming step involving only the monitor and the DVI Detective, you simply connect the video source on one side of the DVI Detective and the extension module or switcher on the other side. If a suitable EDID cannot be recorded, there are (5) pre-programmed EDID profiles with convenient standard HDTV resolutions and multi-channel audio settings.

    After initial setup, no power or buttons are required for operation of the DVI Detective Plus.

  • Gefen EXT-DVI-EDIDP - HDCP Compliant Pass-through

    HDCP Pass-through for HDTV equipment

    The EXT-DVI-EDIDP supports selectable HDCP pass-through for HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) devices such as projectors, Blu-ray players, video game systems, and satellite TV boxes.

  • EXT-DVI-EDIDP Features - 4K Ultra HD, HDCP, DVI, & VGA Logos - Square

    High Definition EDID Support

    The DVI Detective Plus supports High Definition DVI or VGA* resolutions up to 1920x1200, 2K, and 3840x2400 / 4K Ultra HD (Dual Link).

    *DVI Detective Plus is equipped with DVI ports, but it is also compatible with VGA by using VSA-11 DVI-I to VGA adapters (available separately).

  • Gefen EXT-DVI-EDIDP DVI Detective Plus - Ensure Perfect Match Between Source & Display

    Ensure Perfect Match Between Source & Display

    The Gefen DVI Detective Plus memorizes the EDID profile of the connected source and the display. This Virtual EDID ensures perfect video resolution and frequency timing. Activating the write-protection switch on the outside of the unit will lock the settings from to prefent any accidental over-ride.

  • Gefen EXT-DVI-EDIDP - Prevent Inactive DVI Ports

    Prevent Inactive DVI Ports

    The Gefen DVI Detective Plus fools the computer into thinking that a display is present, even when the port is inactive or the display is switched away to another computer. This prevents computer systems from deactivating inactive DVI ports, and ensures consistant resolution and frequency regardless of operation.
  • Gefen EXT-DVI-EDIDP - Compact & Portable

    Compact & Portable

    With a 2.7"W x 1.5"H x 2"D footprint and only ~0.2 lbs of mass, the Gefen EXT-DVI-EDIDP takes up less space than a pack of cigarettes and weighs about ½ of an iPhone 6. Designed with a compact form-factor, flexible EDID switching, and with quick and easy setup, the Gefen DVI Detective Plus is the perfect portable EDID emulator for any application.

Gefen EXT-DVI-EDIDP Features

  • Stores EDID information for displays to ensure perfect video resolution and timings
  • Prevents computer systems from deactivating inactive DVI ports, even when switching sources
  • Flexible & Simple EDID Management: (6) pre-programmed EDID profiles EDID banks for configurable EDIDs using Gefen Syncher-G software. Download / Copy custom EDID & update firmware in the field via USB port.
  • High Quality DVI. Support of resolutions up to 1080p Full HD, and 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
  • HDCP & DDC Re-Clocking through selectable HDCP pass-through. DDC re-clocking technology improves the reliability of HDCP handshaking, ensuring that the Hi-Def source always receives the correct EDID.
  • Compact and portable
  • No power required after initial programming

*DVI Detective Plus is equipped with DVI ports, but it is also compatible with VGA by using a VSA-11 DVI-I to VGA adapter (available separately).

EXT-DVI-EDIDP Package Contents

Gefen EXT-DVI-EDIDP Application Diagram
  • (1) DVI Detective Plus (EXT-DVI-EDIDP)
  • (1) 1 ft. Dual-Link DVI M-M Cable (CAB-DVIC-DL-01MM)
  • (1) 5V DC Power Supply
  • (1) Quick-Start Guide (QSG-DVI-EDIDP)
  • (1) 2-Year Limited Warranty & Lifetime World Class Support

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Gefen EXT-DVI-EDIDP Specifications

Height 1.5 in. (3.8 cm.)
Width 2.7 in. (6.85 cm.)
Depth2 in. (5.08 cm.)
Weight~0.2 lbs. (~0.09 kg.)
Supported Formats 
Video Resolution3840 x 2400 (Dual-link)
2048 x 1080 (2K)
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Maximum Pixel Clock2x 165 MHz
Connectors, and Interface 
Video Input1 x DVI-I, 29-pin, female
Video Output1 x DVI-I, 29-pin, female
DIP Switches (front panel)4 x Piano DIP switches for pre-programmed EDID selection
USB1 x USB Mini-B for Firmware upgrades
Local EDID Programming1 x Push button, momentary switch
Write-protect switch1 x two-position, slide switch
Status indicator1 x LED, bi-color (green / red)
Operating Temperature+41 to +113°F (+5 to +45°C)
PowerUL Certified
Power Input5V DC
Power Consumption5 watts (max)
UPC / EAN Barcode icon
UPC 845344081953
EAN 0845344081953