I was running cat5e about 35 feet using the hdmi extenders. Everything worked fine, but then, when I can it through the soffits in the home theater it was near other electrical wiring and speaker wires. At that point, I wasn't getting a clear signal, so, I was assuming it was because it wasn't shielded. If shielded doesn't really matter, then I may be having another problem.
With all that said, when you say that shielded must be properly bonded, are you talking about adding the connectors? I thought it used the same rj45 connectors...am I missing something?