Recommendations for HDMI-to-CAT6 extender? (HDMI 1.4/3D) - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 11-24-2012, 08:24 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
sofakng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Does anybody have any recommendations for a HDMI-to-CAT6 extender? I don't need it to extend very far (perhaps 50 feet / 15 meters) but I do need HDMI 1.4 and 3D support (i.e. "Full 3D HD").

Can anybody give me any recommendations? I don't care if I need one or two CAT6 wires either...
sofakng is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 11-24-2012, 08:33 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
ccotenj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: the toxic waste dumps of new jersey
Posts: 21,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 89
^^^

i use this one from monoprice... works very well with my 100 ft cat6 run...

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10105&cs_id=1011012&p_id=8123&seq=1&format=2

- chris

 

my build thread - updated 8-20-12 - new seating installed and projector isolation solution

 

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1332917/ccotenj-finally-gets-a-projector

ccotenj is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 11-24-2012, 10:47 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
sofakng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks!

What's the difference between that one and the $50 ones? $200 is a bit pricey...
sofakng is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 11-24-2012, 12:32 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Colm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by sofakng View Post

What's the difference between that one and the $50 ones?
It works reliably because of the technology it incorporates. Less expensive ones are a crap shoot.
Colm is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 11-24-2012, 02:28 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
ccotenj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: the toxic waste dumps of new jersey
Posts: 21,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 89
^^^

this...

i didn't want to screw around and "hope"...

not that others haven't had success with the other ones... but my tolerance for flakiness is very low, and i wanted to eliminate as many possibilities for flakiness as possible...

monoprice is very good for returns though, so you could try one of the cheaper ones and if it doesn't work out for you, return it... worth a shot...

- chris

 

my build thread - updated 8-20-12 - new seating installed and projector isolation solution

 

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1332917/ccotenj-finally-gets-a-projector

ccotenj is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 11-26-2012, 01:01 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Joe Fernand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Scotland, UK
Posts: 1,116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 61
You don’t need ‘HDMI 1.4’ – you need support for any features which are relevant to your Source and Sink.

HDMI version numbers are not relevant when shopping for extenders - http://www.hdmi.org/consumer/buying_guide.aspx

Ensure the Extender you are looking at will work with short CAT cables – many of the budget units have a fixed EQ and can be troublesome if you go under the minimum suggested cable length.

Joe

If I've helped 'Like' me on Facebook - www.facebook.com/Octavainc

Joe Fernand is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 11-26-2012, 06:17 PM
AVS Special Member
 
crbaldwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 1,295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 18
I've been looking for the same thing. $200 is a little hard for me to swallow as well. The cheaper Monoprice ones don't mention 3D support so are we to assume that they don't support 3D?
crbaldwin is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 11-26-2012, 06:22 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Colm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 87
Extenders generally don't know or care whether you are sending 2D or 3D. All that is important is the bit rate. If it will handle 1080p60 2D, it will handle 1080p24 3D from a BD player because the bit rate is lower. If you need 1080p60 3D, deep color, etc., you will have to figure out whether the device you are considering will handle the bit rate.
Colm is offline  
Reply HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World

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