Originally Posted by boardumb
First off, will that work?
Do I need just regular in wall hdmi cables, or would I need something with ethernet since I'm running this through ethernet? I'm not doing anything 3d, just simple basic tv splitting.
Are there better soultions, like could I just use hdmi? I'm thinking the first two tvs (25' and 35') away might not need adapters, but I'm worried about that 50' and for some reason I feel ethernet would be a more reliable solution.
It might work. The problem with those adapters is they take their power from the HDMI cable. So depending upon your source, you may find they don't work. Usually you'll see adapters that have an AC wall wart recommended over the ones that get their power from the HDMI cable.
If you are under 25' a High Speed HDMI cable will work. For longer distances than that try a Redmere technology cable. Once you hit that max distance then you would either need to convert to cat 5e/6 or take a chance that your signal will make it with a standard speed HDMI cable. Fibre optic is also an expensive option.
You'll find many of us have used 50' of thick gauge standard speed HDMI cable and it works with 1080p/60 which is actually more bandwidth than 1080p/24 3D (BD 3D) at 50'. Just make sure you disable Deep Color.
Also keep in mind that if any of your TVs have different capabilities then all of the TVs will only be able to get the least common denominator signal. In other words the signal that is sent from a source must be compatible with the capabilities of all three TVs. Also if one TV is shutdown, the other two will likely briefly lose their pictures as well as handshaking reoccurs. It is annoying to shutdown a TV and then have the others go blank, even if it is only for a couple of seconds.
Finally if any of the above is a problem, look at using the component video outputs of your devices instead for distribution.