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Only for use with cable or DBS @ 720p or 1080i. Does gauge factor into how far an inexpensive (read Monoprice) HDMI cable can work without issues? Or can the least expensive cable be used? How long can it be?

I know the theory. Looking for real world answers. Want to run as far as possible with guaranteed results.

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Only for use with cable or DBS @ 720p or 1080i. Does gauge factor into how far an inexpensive (read Monoprice) HDMI cable can work without issues? Or can the least expensive cable be used? How long can it be?

I know the theory. Looking for real world answers. Want to run as far as possible with guaranteed results.

My real world experience is that the gauge is one of the factors, including the chipsets used by the components. I can easily push 50' at 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60 and 3D with the Monoprice 24 awg standard speed cable. This implies that 1080i/720p should go much greater than 50' and I've read people reporting over 100' at 1080i/720p. If I add up my cable pieces, I'm probably at around 65' and still doing 1080p/60 and 3D with the Monoprice 50' in the middle.

Unfortunately, your milage may vary because the cables can vary. I'm sure you'll get other real world experiences - some positive, some negative. However, the one advantage you have with HDMI is that you'll know almost right away that the cable isn't working.
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My real world experience is that the gauge is one of the factors, including the chipsets used by the components. I can easily push 50' at 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60 and 3D with the Monoprice 24 awg standard speed cable. This implies that 1080i/720p should go much greater than 50' and I've read people reporting over 100' at 1080i/720p. If I add up my cable pieces, I'm probably at around 65' and still doing 1080p/60 and 3D with the Monoprice 50' in the middle.

Unfortunately, your milage may vary because the cables can vary. I'm sure you'll get other real world experiences - some positive, some negative. However, the one advantage you have with HDMI is that you'll know almost right away that the cable isn't working.

So with a monoprice 35' 22awg. I should be fine doing 1080p at 60hz?

The thing is, this will all be in the wall and I'm not sure what to run outside the wall to finalize the connections. They would be rather short. Like 1-3ft. Just get the thickest cables I can?
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So with a monoprice 35' 22awg. I should be fine doing 1080p at 60hz?

The thing is, this will all be in the wall and I'm not sure what to run outside the wall to finalize the connections. They would be rather short. Like 1-3ft. Just get the thickest cables I can?

Run conduit in the walls. Try the least expensive short run for the patch outside the wall and see if it works.

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Run conduit in the walls. Try the least expensive short run and see if it works.

I am going to try 24awg from monoprice for a the 1' run to the projector and a 24awg for the 3' run to the Denon AVR.

Going to try this for the 35'. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A3TG9YEWX61L6A

And these...

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=
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If possible test the way you will use all of these before you put the cable into the wall. And, I second the conduit suggestion. Makes my life much easier - need a new cable, just place one into the conduit (and snake it down).
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My real world experience is that the gauge is one of the factors, including the chipsets used by the components. I can easily push 50' at 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60 and 3D with the Monoprice 24 awg standard speed cable. This implies that 1080i/720p should go much greater than 50' and I've read people reporting over 100' at 1080i/720p. If I add up my cable pieces, I'm probably at around 65' and still doing 1080p/60 and 3D with the Monoprice 50' in the middle.

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