Monoprice 5x1 HDMI switcher: repeater also? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 03-19-2007, 09:18 PM - Thread Starter
Senior Member
MacBuster's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 415
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I'm going to be connecting my projector to a Monoprice 5x1 HDMI switch. I need a 50 ft HDMI cable to get from my projector to the switch itself. (My sources into the switch will be a PC, sat receiver and HD-DVD player).

Monoprice recommends using the 50ft HDMI cables with a repeater in...I presume to avoid sparkles, etc.

My question is:

Does the Monoprice 5x1 switch behave as a repeater sufficiently to use the 50ft cable without worry? It says it's an "integrated equalizer" on the product page, but makes no reference to being a "repeater."

Will I be good with this setup?
MacBuster is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 03-20-2007, 10:59 AM
PooperScooper's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Leominster MA
Posts: 20,469
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 327 Post(s)
Liked: 6685
At 50 ft you're playing with fire, especially with 1080p. I see now you can buy (RAM has them) amplified HDMI cables. There's a 20m amplified cable, guaranteed for 1080p, for $265. I'd do something like that or fiber, or cat5, and never worry about length vs resolution vs various differences in xmitters/recvrs again. If you are running cables through walls repeaters can be problematic. They should be "in the middle".


Ich bin hier und du bist mein Sofa
PooperScooper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Reply HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World

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