Projector distortion from HDMI extender
I'll send this to you all while I have a little hair left...
I currently have 2 projectors hooked up using the following setup:
Laptop (HDMI) > J-Tech HDMI Splitter> J-Tech HDMI extender> 90' Cat6 UTP> HDMI Receiver> HDMI Cable> Front Projector
Identical setup to rear projector, except the distance is about 30'
Current problem: Front projector looks beautiful, no issues. Rear projector shows distortion/lines anytime there is an image on the screen.
Laptop plugged directly into projector via HDMI: works great
Laptop HDMI plugged directly into rear extender (bypassing splitter): distortion on rear
Temporary CAT6 cable ran from rear extender to rear receiver: distortion on rear
Transmitter, receiver and projector all connected temporarily to same power source (8-port power conditioner): distortion on rear
Swapping transmitter/receiver from front projector: distortion on rear
Lower resolution on laptop: distortion on rear
Tried swapping HDMI cables, plugins, etc.: no change
I spoke to J-Tech's tech support and they are happy to send out a replacement, but since the front has always worked great, even on the transmitter/receiver from the rear projector, I don't think this will help.
I'm not real sure what to try next (other than HDbaseT) and still stay within budget. Has anyone else come across anything similar?
I don't want to finish building the rear screen until I can get all the bugs worked out, so we are projecting on the regular wall for now.