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Old 07-14-2012, 02:44 AM - Thread Starter
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I was using this model about half years and it worked perfectly with full hd resolution. But then suddenly it just stopped working. At first i did not receive any picture at all, after i got not so bad picture with 1280*1024, but it is flashing and flickering after i set resolution back to 1920*1080(this is what happens).

After i also tested TV next to computer with only 1m long cat5E cables and the result is same. I also tested it without HDMI-Cat5E extender to be sure if the TV or computer settings are OK and i received perfect picture, so i am 100% that the HDMI extender is broken(Power supply that gives 5V to HDMI receiver is also working fine).

So i have cull HDMI extender and i need to buy new set.
But is there any reason why this model worked only half year?
Maybe i should have used Cat6 cables instead of Cat5E(can this prevent damage to extender)?
Or maybe this model that i bought is known bad quality cheap converter and i should buy better one? Then which model is better?

Thanks for help and suggestions in advance.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:04 PM
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Those things fail all the time. I've replaced at least half a dozen of them this year for my customers. I can't recommend a good one to you because I haven't found one yet.

I think I'll try one of these next time I need a long run
http://www.rainbowfishcorp.com/Fiber-Optic-HDMI-Pro.html

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