Originally Posted by Colm
I think most dual cable media adapters put all four TMDS pairs in the one cable and everything else in the other cable. But I seem to recall seeing at least one that didn't.
The Arkview / Sabrent dual-cat5e extenders do in fact split the video across both cables (see here
). It's a nice pinout option in that it does not matter if you terminate with T568A or T568B technique, but does not keep all the TMDS pairs on one cable.
Originally Posted by Imageek2
Seems like the Monoprice wallplate baluns aren't using all the pairs on cable 2.
which might be why more people have better luck with them-- if they're re-encoding
the down to primarily one cable, then that's doing the trick to fix the EMI vulnerability. From what I am reading, it seems that most dual-cat5e adapters do not down-encode to one cable but simply attempt to impedance-match and cleanup/recover the signal on the far-end.
Originally Posted by Imageek2
I haven't had any problems with interference on either run with the dual baluns, but I am happy that if I did this thread would provide a solution!
...trying to, anyway!
Originally Posted by jc8587
Thanks for all the great info in this thread.
I am attempting to place all of my components in one place and ship HDMI out from my Denon, over cat-6, and on to the Panasonic. The previous owner of this house used component extenders with success, but I wanted to upgrade to HDMI.
I wanted to add my experiences with the following units:
Would transmit any signal 480p and below, but nothing 720i and up. I tried on a very short 3' run and on my 50' run of cat-6 I am attempting to set up. So we have an HDMI extender that does not extend HD. Awesome (sarcasm). These are going back tomorrow.
I thought I would have a backup with these component extenders... I was wrong. The audio was sickening to listen to and the video had many random lines flowing all over the screen. Needless to say these are going back to amazon as well.
I know these are the two-wire extenders that people do not recommend, but they get good reviews. I am going to test these out next and will update with my results when they arrive.
In the meantime, are there any other affordable solutions? I am this close (--) to tying a 50' HDMI cable to my cat-6 and yanking it up and over the attic.
PS.. the Menotek and the Conversion Technologies are the exact same product/user manual/packaging ect...
Thanks. While the Menotek and CT60S look to be the same, since I don't personally own both I am hesitant to make such a sweeping statement. Most likely however they are both OEM'd from the same source...
There is always a chance to get more information for everyone's configuration. If you (and anyone else) have a chance to go back to the first post to see what newer information I'm looking for, that'd be great.
One question I have for you is whether or not you're using pre-terminated cables, or if you are terminating them yourself. Also in question is whether or not you subjected the cables to excessive force while pulling the cables from location A to location B. Also in question is whether or not your cable runs are run adjacent to 120V power lines, "noisy" fluorescent lights, "noisy" incandescent/tungsten dimmers, etc..
Originally Posted by Phillie14586
The #3 ones I have and need to return. I used to get about 30 sec out of them before it would drop the signal and now they wont even connect. I am running about 80 ft of Cat6 between them.
If the video is dropping out within 30 seconds without anything else going on (light switches, dimmers, air conditioning/heating units, etc), then it might be an HDCP issue (content protection). Are you sure everything in your chain is HDCP-compliant?
Regardless, thanks for that info. please check the first post for lots more info. that can be provided to give the most benefit for other readers...
thanks again to everyone for your continued support in this thread!