I'm looking for some help or suggestions on solving a problem I'm having with my newly wired system. I've been lurking here for a while, but this is my first post.
I am trying to distribute the video signal from my Motorola HD DVR box (Verizon FiOS) to my bedroom, living room and eventually kitchen. I purchased a 1x4 HDMI distribution amplifier from ebay because I'm working on a budget and hoped a cheap amp wouldn't cause any problems (maybe I was wrong
My problem occurs when running my HD signal through the powered splitter (link below)
The picture displayed on my tv appears to only be in a single color (magenta) and there is no sound. I'm not sure if the problem has to do with the splitter itself, the distance of the run, the gauge of the hdmi cables, or something else.
Here are the details of the run:
FiOS hd dvr --3ft/24AWG HDMI--> 1x4 Distribution amp --1.5ft/28awg HDMI--> HDMI keystone --> 90 degree port saver --45ft/24awg HDMI--> 90 degree port saver --> HDMI keystone --1.5ft/28awg HDMI--> Sony Bravia KDL-40V3000
Note: The picture and sound are perfect when I remove the 1x4 amp from the picture.
I know I have a lot of connections in there, but I wanted a clean wallplate and the port savers were a must due to limited space between the walls. I want to either try getting thicker gauge HDMI cables feeding into the amp and from the amp into the wallplate, or try an HDMI repeater/booster. My concern with the repeater is that most suggest putting the AFTER the long run (not that 45ft is that long), not before it. I would put it at the input of the amplifier to prevent needing to buy a repeater for each destination.
The last resort will probably be getting a new 1x4 amp unless someone believes it might be defective.
Thank you for any help you can provide.
1x4 Powered HDMI splitter: http://cgi.ebay.com/HDMI-1x4-Mini-4-...3286.m20.l1116
HDMI Keystone: http://www.microbarn.com/details.aspx?rid=102164
90 degree port saver: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
45ft HDMI cable: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2