I just ordered a new video card for my PC, and I am looking to run HDMI from the card to my Home Theater. The problem is I will need to run it over a door frame, as there is a doorway between the PC and my receiver.... so, it will need to be able to make a few 90 degree bends. Is this even possible? Are there other options?
...it will need to be able to make a few 90 degree bends. Is this even possible?
Not without damaging the cable and affecting its performance. With any HDMI cable, you need to observe the minimum bend radius. Manufacturers publish this information for their cables. If you cannot find it, a good rule of thumb is 10 times the diameter, e.g. you shouldn't bend a cable with .25" diameter any tighter than a 2.5" radius.
What about buying one male to female HDMI cable, and one male to male? Like a short male to female that I can leave connected to the vid card, and then the longer male to male connected to the receiver? Then I could just tuck the one connected to the receiver behind the stand when not in use?
Yep, the fiber itself is really flexible. I didn't realize how much so until I watched the technicians run FTTH at my place and stripped the cable to terminate it. I think the practical limiting factor when running a sheathed fiber is how flexible the sheath is.