I came across these posts tonight, as I was trying to figure out a solution to my new problem. By no means am I an expert in this, so please forgive the simple language I will be using.
I had a setup whereby I was connecting my BD player, which is located in a hallway closet, to my 5-year old Plasma (Yes, I know, ancient) TV, which is installed in anoher section of the house, using a pair of CAT5 cables and an ATLONA AT-HD-SR converter. Well, this past weekend I hooked up my brand new Onkyo 808 A/V Receiver and thought the same HDMI set up would work but I have no video signal at my TV.
As I am learning now, the Onkyo has a HDMI 1.4 output, but the Atlona works at the 1.3 standard. So now I have two questions:
1. Has anyone figured out if there is a converter that works at the 1.4 standard, transmitting the HDMI signal from the Onkyo forward?
2. Assuming such a converter exists and actually does the hand-shake with the Onkyo, will my old TV respond and show the signal it receives? I'm assuming my old TV works at the same 1.3 HDMI standard.
Any help or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.