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post #1 of 51
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Hi all

I decided to extend Sky HD around the house and by doing so I am using a HDMi over CAT 6 setup. I just wondered if any one would be interested in some pics of the setup and the outcome. I havent finished yet but if anyones interested i will post some tomorrow.

EDIT:

Pics of completed setup are on page 4
Edited by Jamster325 - 12/23/08 at 3:08pm
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Get ready for signal loss.
    
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What's the difference between a cat 6 and cat 5 cable? I was trying to use the media extender feature on my xbox 360 to play blu ray from my comp over to my tv via cat 5.. it works for regular dvd's atleast, haven't tried BR yet however.
    
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cat 6 just has higher speeds than cat 5
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cat 6 just has higher speeds than cat 5
Bandwidth. Which in turn yeilds high data speeds.
    
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I am only running the cable 20ish meters so fingers crossed
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post #7 of 51
CAT5e can run at 1Gbps whereas I beleive CAT6 is good up to 10?

However, none of your NIC's will be able to run at over 1Gbps so therefore CAT6 is just higher quality cable at the moment.
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post #8 of 51
I would like to see pics, but why not use coax? if you can i dont know im not familiar with sky
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post #9 of 51
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The reason I used CAT6 is because it is more future proof and for the HDMI it will give me a better chance of getting the signal in further away rooms

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I would like to see pics, but why not use coax? if you can i dont know im not familiar with sky
Coax was availiable but loads more expensive as the HDMI over coax has only just came on the market
Edited by Jamster325 - 12/20/08 at 1:45pm
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CAT5e can run at 1Gbps whereas I beleive CAT6 is good up to 10?

However, none of your NIC's will be able to run at over 1Gbps so therefore CAT6 is just higher quality cable at the moment.
cat 5e is good to 100Mbps and 6 is good for 1Gbps
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