I'm having an electrician install a 40' HDMI cable in my walls (to run from TV to closet in back of the room).
It will run through a few walls and along the ceiling of an unfinished basement and garage.
The Monoprice "40ft Ultra Slim Series High Performance HDMI® Cable w/ RedMere® Technology" seems good (latest tech, cheap-ish, thin / easy to turn corners).
But Is RedMere more likely to fail than other cables?
Some other cables advertise as being good for "in-wall"?
Anything else I should be thinking about?
Keep the bends in the cable to an absolute minimum. No 90 degree bends if possible.
A Redmere cable would certainly work well but, they do have a chipset in one end, so like any other electronic device, they can fail. If you've installed the cable in a big enough conduit without sharp bends, you could replace the cable if it fails without too much difficulty. I would consider solid core CAT-6 and then terminate with HDBase-T. Probably a little more expensive but it would work, be easy to repair/add, and basically it would "future-proof" your setup to quite some time.
Great idea! Hadn't thought of HDMI over ethernet.
So I assume all I need is a 40' CAT-6 cable and something like these wallplates:
Would you bother with a 1" conduit and pull-string for a cat-6 cable?
Great idea! I hadn't thought of HDMI over ethernet.
So I guess I just need 1 40' CAT-6 and something like Monoprice Product ID: 10224 "HDBaseT Wall Plate Extender Kit"?
Would use bother with the 1" conduit and pull strings for a CAT-6 cable?