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MPB Sound and Light Ltd is an audio visual equipment supplier, Audio visual systems touch on audio equipment, stage lighting and video presentation equipment. This category covers audio visual supplies and av equipment not listed elsewhere.

This includes:
  • HDMI Cables - All our cables are compatible with full 1080p hdmi output, the premium cables are ultra hd with gold plated connectors.
  • HDMI Splitters including 4k HDMI splitters
  • HDMI Switchers
  • HDMI Extenders - our premium models also extend the ir remote
  • HDMI Matrix Switching
  • Autocue / Teleprompter - Entry level free teleprompter software can be found by doing a quick google search.
  • Audio Visual Supplies

We can order projector screens as required.

Please browse the items available for sale by clicking on the products below.

Product listings for Audio Visual Equipment

The thumbnail image for 38155 : Combined 4 port hdmi splitter and hdmi extender

Combined 4 port hdmi splitter and hdmi extender

MPN: 38155
We have successfully used this combined 4 port hdmi splitter and cat 6 hdmi extender with 4 receivers for AV installations.
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£239.29 inc VAT

 

The thumbnail image for CRMHDMI : Superior performance and design HDMI 2.0 cable

Superior performance and design HDMI 2.0 cable

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These HDMI cables offer superior performance, designed to HDMI 2.0 standards. The cable Supports resolutions up to 4096x2160@60Hz.
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From £9.83 inc VAT

 

The thumbnail image for CAT6STRD : CAT6 U/UTP Snagless Gigabit Network Cable

CAT6 U/UTP Snagless Gigabit Network Cable

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I recommend buying pre-made Cat6 cables after trying to make my own for installations, these are flexible and good quality.
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From £0.00 inc VAT

 

The thumbnail image for 38144 : HDMI Extender - Transmits HDMI signals over Cat 6 Cables

HDMI Extender - Transmits HDMI signals over Cat 6 Cables

MPN: 38144
We have tried several HDMI extenders and we can say that this is one of the best. You should use an extender on long cable runs.
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£65.04 inc VAT

 

The thumbnail image for 38244 : 5 port hdmi switch to select from 5 sources to one output

5 port hdmi switch to select from 5 sources to one output

MPN: 38244
This is a great piece of kit for audio visual installations and events where you need to select from multiple hdmi sources.
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£69.60 inc VAT

 

The thumbnail image for ECOHDMI : Economy HDMI Cables for short connections

Economy HDMI Cables for short connections

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This range of HDMI cables is designed to connect Items of equipment together over short distances and we find them great value.
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From £3.46 inc VAT

 

The thumbnail image for SM24V : Stage autocue, wedge teleprompter and stage video monitor

Stage autocue, wedge teleprompter and stage video monitor

MPN: SM24V
Some technology is truly multi purpose and this product from APT-GB can solve so many audio visual problems.
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£1,140.00 inc VAT

 

The thumbnail image for 38167 : HDMI Audio Extractor for passing audio to sound systems

HDMI Audio Extractor for passing audio to sound systems

MPN: 38167
As AV installers we needed a reliable HDMI Audio extractor that would not interfere with other HDMI distribution equipment.
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£48.00 inc VAT

 

The thumbnail image for 38168 : HDMI Audio embedder combines hdmi video and stereo audio

HDMI Audio embedder combines hdmi video and stereo audio

MPN: 38168
We have used this device in conjunction with a live video feed and the output of a sound system to provide a live hdmi video feed.
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£102.00 inc VAT

 

The thumbnail image for splitaud : hdmi splitter with audio extraction built in

hdmi splitter with audio extraction built in

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For installations or special events where a laptop is used to provide visuals with multiple screens this splitter also extracts audio.
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From £90.85 inc VAT

 

We often need to extend HDMI sources as the maximum distance for HDMI Cables is 20 meters.

Using a combined extender splitter enables a single HDMI input to be sent to HDMI displays, digital signage and projectors.

Where you need two inputs you can use a HDMI switch box to manually switch sources or rely on auto switching. Some manual switch boxes provide a remote control. Auto switching relies on only one source being active at a time.

A HDMI switch splitter or HDMI matrix can be used for advanced source selection and output routing.

Entry level extenders and spitters are rarely plug and play. They also have 1 input & 1 output.

Most DVD players are not designed to work over long HDMI cables direct to ceiling mounted projectors.

Video walls use dedicated mapping units to split the HDMI source into sections.

Questions and Answers on Audio Visual topics

Listed below are some of the questions we are asked, and their answers:

What is audio visual equipment?

Audio Visual equipment is designed to either record or playback media with both a visual and audio element.

In the home environment your flat screen television is one example, in the workplace the projector and speakers in the board meeting room form an audio visual system

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What is an AV system?

Any system which includes separate pieces of equipment to display an electronic image and an associated audio sound track could be considered an AV system.

Some examples of were you may find an AV System are:

  • Cinemas
  • Home Movie theatres
  • Meeting rooms
  • School Halls
  • Churches
  • Theatres
  • Conference venues

They can be basic with a single projector and simple audio playback

Conference AV Systems may require integration with live video feeds and monitor screens

Theatres using them for backdrop projection may require multiple synchronised projectors

Churches may have requirements for multiple main screens, repeater screens in the Creche and want to record live video, sermon presentations and live audio into a media file for use on their websites

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What is audio visual technician?

They are the person who is required to setup, operate, and maintain audio visual equipment. Some may be volunteers with community projects or churches, others will be professional technicians employed to carry out this work full time.

A professional audio visual technician should be skilled in the following disciplines:

  • Projection equipment and monitor screens
  • Sound engineering
  • HDMI distribution
  • IT and Presentation software

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What is a HDMI audio extractor?

Audio Visual technicians are often asked to play videos or presentations from laptops that include audio. On older laptops we used to be able to take audio from the headphone socket.

Unfortunately, modern laptops that use HDMI outputs and windows software automatically route all audio through the HDMI port and you cannot use the headphone socket at the same time.

This is why you need a HDMI audio extractor, what they do is provide you with a sound output while passing the original HDMI signal to other equipment.

Some of the Audio Extractors also provide full surround sound digital audio outputs

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What is the best HDMI audio extractor?

We have tried a few different audio extractors and a lot of them cause a trouble if you then need to send the HDMI on to a projector over an extender.

Our recommended HDMI Audio extractor is the HDMI 4K Audio Extractor De-Embedder

If you need to split the signal and extract the audio we suggest the HDMI splitter with audio extraction built in

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What is an autocue system?

Autocue's allow a person on stage to have a visual monitor that displays their lines or lyrics during a performance. This can be driven using a free autocue app, Presentation Software, or professional autocue software.

We know of churches using software to display lyrics and sermon notes where they use Autocue displays for the people on stage so they are not looking backwards to the projector screen behind them

Professional speakers can also use them and the design of autocue from APT looks just like a stage wedge monitor so noone knows your stage talent is using an Autocue