I am new to this forum and following a fairly long search through the various posts and threads I was not able to find anyone with a similar enough problem to mine to help me through it. So I am starting a new thread.... apologies if this is not 100% in line with forum etiquette ...
My problem is set out below:
2.3GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpmTV
Samsung LED HDTV (UE55SE6100)AV Receiver
Yamaha RX V673 AV Receiver
I am trying to connect the mac mini to the TV via the AV receiver. Note that AV receiver is already connected to the TV and works a treat. I watch cable TV through that.
As a test, I first connected the mac mini directly to the receiver using plain HDMI cable with no problems. I can see my mac mini on my LED TV.
As the receiver is not going to be near the computer, I then purchased a pair of HDMI extenders over two cat5e/6 (link here
) cables to give me a bigger distance between the computer and the receiver. I connect them and get nothing.
I have re-done the RJ45 connections twice so far but no luck.
I have also used a different pair of HDMI extenders which I has been using for something else (which I know definitely work), but again nothing.
I have tried different cat5e/6 cable with moulded RJ45 connectors and again nothing.
So I am wondering... could it be that the HDMI extenders that use two ethernet cables are perhaps not suitable for connecting a mac mini (as opposed to any other computer) to a TV, and I need HDMI extender over single ethernet cable (something called a balun).
I am not a techie and have been attempting all this following tips and advise from friends etc.
Any help would be appreciated.
Many thanks in advance