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post #451 of 458 Old 11-02-2015, 04:23 PM
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If you plan on staying sane ditch the Wireless HD and run a cable - HDMI over HDBT on a single CAT6 is the most reliable option.

Choose an HDBT Extender which supports IR and PoH (power over HDBT).


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I would agree with Joe. Use CAT6 500Mhz cable, stranded is OK if under 100 feet total. Use factory terminated cable if possible. Don't use RJ45 wall jacks as they will introduce signal reflections at each connection point. Also, no sharp bends in the cable, 90 degree bends should be around 3 inch radius. Single piece of cable is the most reliable by far. Four devices is tough to pull off: source, extender 1, extender 2, and display.
edit: is this outside display temporary or permanent? the latter requires more work due to potential ground bounce.

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Thanks for the reply Joe. I agree wired is the way to go for best / most reliable connection. Unfortunately, I don't have a fixed position for the TV and I already have the wireless and it's tested out good so far. So I think I'll try it. I'm also going to try a non-powered HDMI extender to see if that will impact the solution (probably not - but it's returnable). If that doesn't work, I'll put coax through the wall and put a set-top box outside (under covered porch). That will remove the requirement to use an HDMI extender. I'll post an update on my progress.
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Thanks for the reply Ward. See previous reply to Joe. I also appreciate the info on cabling. The outside display is temporary. I have multiple places where a TV would be nice sometime, but it won't be used frequently - so simple setup and takedown is ok. I generally have power available in those spots - so no long power cords expected.
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Help with connections please

Looking at purchasing a duel zone AV Receiver: Pioneer VSX 1130-K, which will be stored in a media closet > 50ft away from the 2 sources (TV's) I want to hook it up to. I will have 5 HDMI inputs feeding into the Pioneer. My questions are

1. How can I make the connection and keep the 4k content in both zones?

2. Will I be able to access all my HDMI inputs in both zones if I go to an HDBaseT Extender Kit or other? If I am hooking up the two HDMI cables from the Receiver and not the actual Sources themselves (Roku, Apple TV, Blu Ray, Other).


Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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I tried reading through this thread, but I not sure I was able to find the answer I was looking for.

I have a single Cat6e cable run of approx 30' . What specifically do I need to add to each end to use this Cat6e cable as an HDMI cable for things like gaming boxes (eg. Xbox One or PS4)?

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I have a media room with Cat5e pre-wired by the builder. Attic access above the room is very limited so unable to run a new HDMI cable drop. I am trying to setup 3D projector connecting to my Onkyo receiver.

What's the best quality HDMI over single Cat5e balun out in the market that would work perfectly for my needs?
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Another product to add to the list

- Source-end: Harman Kardon AVR354 (upconverting content from 720p to 1080p, as well as 1080p native content)
- CatX Adapter: Vanco 280713 (Bought from mcm audio, <90$. Available on Amazon)
- CatX Cables: 88' Dual Cat6 UTP Solid (self terminated, tested with dsp-4300, pass with 12db+ of headroom on cat6 standard)
- Far-end: Sony Bravia KDL-46S5100
- Resolution(s) tested: 1080P 'Full Pixel'
- Status: Seems to work well for the most part. Can start systems in any order, and sync occurs without issues. Switching inputs on the TV causes some sync issue with receiver (green screen instead of display), but may be related to AVR. Switching AVR Inputs fixes problem. Did not test with audio.
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