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post #11 of 16
Hdmi over ethernet is going to limit your bandwith a lot... you are taking a step backwards.

the right way to do what u are trying to do is either shell out the cash for a HQ cable or buy a repeater.

you are going to spend more money for the cat6 cable and converter than for an amplifier.

any one who has any clue will tell you the less converting of a signal and the least amount of circuitry in the signal path is the best way to go.. always

a hdmi over Ethernet is a last resort setup when your cable length is on the order of 100 ft or more

im mean shoot.. ud be better off going wireless.
Edited by GregoryD - 3/24/14 at 7:33am
post #12 of 16
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Thank you Gregory, signal loss was not something I considered when switching to and from Ethernet. I will most likely be purchasing a repeater since I already have a 15ft cable nailed to my wall and ceiling leading to my projector.

My concern now is whether I will need a powered repeater or if an underpowered repeater would do for my setup. If underpowered is sufficient I will buy these pair of 25ft 1.3b HDMI cables + unpowered repeater for $48.

Is there anything wrong with my choice than I am missing?
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As has been mentioned before the redmere cables from monoprice are good for long distances. Just make sure you plug them in correctly. They are single direction cables. The will not work if plugged in backwards.

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post #14 of 16
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I wont be buying cables from moni price as I am in Canada and I would have to pay import taxes and return shipping would be expensive.


EDIT: Bought a 50 foot redmere cable from Cable Sales Canada, everything works perfectly now! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by r34king View Post

As has been mentioned before the redmere cables from monoprice are good for long distances. Just make sure you plug them in correctly. They are single direction cables. The will not work if plugged in backwards.

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the cables will work fine pluged in either way.. that is there for reference when reconnecting cables previously installed, over time the dielectric in the cable magnetizes and becomes polarized, optimizing a cable.. what ever way u have been using the cable should be the way u continue to use it (this can be reversed over time with the cable installed in the other direction, however there will be noticeable degradation of the signal until the dielectric neutralizes and begins re polarizing.)
Edited by GregoryD - 3/29/14 at 5:04pm
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Originally Posted by OrangeBunnies View Post

Thank you Gregory, signal loss was not something I considered when switching to and from Ethernet. I will most likely be purchasing a repeater since I already have a 15ft cable nailed to my wall and ceiling leading to my projector.

My concern now is whether I will need a powered repeater or if an underpowered repeater would do for my setup. If underpowered is sufficient I will buy these pair of 25ft 1.3b HDMI cables + unpowered repeater for $48.

Is there anything wrong with my choice than I am missing?

if it is possible buy a powered repeater.. powered units are the best

just looking at the site im concerned they used the word "sparklies" ... lol
Edited by GregoryD - 3/29/14 at 5:02pm
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