50; run, HDMI or Cat to HDMI - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 07-31-2012, 05:19 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
LucasBuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I've got a couple runs of HDMI to run, one 30' one 50'. Would I be better off running a long HDMI cable or a Cat (5e or 6) to HDMI faceplate converter? I wasn't sure if I would have less signal loss or interference with one of the other at that length. Unless I'm figuring wrong, the prices seem pretty close. Thanks for any info.
LucasBuck is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 08-01-2012, 10:17 AM
Member
 
wadepoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I would say HDMI over cat5 if the cost is the same, one less point of failure is always good. Just get the right length and 2 HDMI faceplates and do it right.

The only thing to consider is make sure you have enough cable (to ceiling, run, from ceiling, +15% error). With HDMI you are paying for the cable, Cat5 you are paying for the face plates (they are now $16 on monoprice.com I just picked up 4).

I went Cat5 at my house because 150' runs, no complaints so far.
wadepoe is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-02-2012, 12:19 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
LucasBuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks for the reply. I just didn't know if the quality is the same.
LucasBuck is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 08-02-2012, 12:48 PM
Member
 
jmhug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Omaha
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
FYI- check out the anniversary sale page at monoprice. They have a 50' 22 AWG hdmi cable at a good price.

I just hooked up the HDMI wall plate extenders that run over CAT 6 last night and they work as advertised. I went that route due to the number of turns etc I had to make between the connections. The cost was less than the hdmi cable, however I had extra CAT 6 already available to make my own CAT cable lengths.
jmhug is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 08-03-2012, 07:30 AM
AVS Special Member
 
ack_bk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Posts: 8,814
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 103
I would grab the Monoprice cable and also run a couple of Cat 6 cables, if you are talking about running cables through walls...
ack_bk is offline  
Reply General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off