Originally Posted by BROCKWOU
I have done my reading. I've spent a week trying to figure this out.
Ah, Grasshopper....I've spent 8 years trying to figure it out, and still don't know 50% of it
So many options are out there. In fact I've read the My quick and dirty CE Labs CAT5RX/TX review blog twice.
Fair enough, but I guess if that's the case I was surprised that you didn't understand how the unit connects to the TV.
Just so many options out there. But also that blog was written in 2006. Seems like things have changed since then.
Not a whole lot, actually. With the issues of HDMI, Component distribution with or without baluns is still the majority of installs.
I appreciate your help, but if you don't want to help then move on. I thought helping people is what this site is all about.
It certainly is, but it helps when those do some homework instead of asking the same questions that have been answered dozens of times. You will get far more help from the many knowledgeable people who peruse these forums. Especially from the professionals (of which I am not) who really have their finger on the ins/outs as they do it for a living. But you'll note that none have replied, because, in all likelyhood, they are tired of answering the same thing over and over.
Some say go Cat 5 and others say run HDMI cable. You say you cant run a HDMI cable 200ft, but then I see a system that says you can.
Please provide a link to this system. As Ed concurs with my earlier statement, HDMI isn't very good beyond 50' without either A) some premium cables (that might extend it to 75') or B) some amplification. In the realm of HDMI there are some incremental advancements happening, so if you've found a system that's touting 200' I'd appreciate reading about them.
So I do my research and ask questions. I'm starting to understand everything and what is needed.
Of course, and as you understand more, you'll have more questions. It's the nature of this beast. And again, I'm not trying to dismiss you, otherwise I wouldn't have taken the time to respond at all. I'm just helping you understand that if you do some research and ask some not so basic questions, you'll get more answers from those that either A) have installed their own, or B) install them for a living.
Also the link I posted that doesn't work, I copied and paste from the link you posted. I don't know why it doesn't work from my blog, but I just copied it from yours.
When a link is posted of excessive characters this (as do most) forum truncates the alphanumeric characters, but leaves the underlying link intact. So, you'll note the link has '...' in it where the forum erased those characters. To copy the same link, you need to open it in your browser, then copy the link itself from the address bar of your browser and paste it into your post.