Originally Posted by WannaKnowTech
So I just got another receiver after the last one was destroyed. its a Yamaha RX-V673BL. I connect a 50 foot cable from the receiver to the projector. I used the same cable yesterday on the very same blu-ray player and it worked fine. Now the projector just says not supported. WHAT NOW? The guy at Yamaha said that the cable could be too long but I know it works. He said the longest cable I should use is 15 feet. Really? My projector is more than 15 feet away and im certainly not going to run a cable across the floor, no im running it along the wall. I think im just going to get rid of the projector, im obviously too stupid to get it right, story of my life.
Here is my long run. Notice I use cables with known heavy gauge wires inside. Pretty sure that is the key to using long cables. Better to "over build" your run than it be "not enough".
Final 57ft HDMI chain to Epson 8350:
Onkyo TX-sr607 7.2 HDMI AVR
2ft 24AWG CL2 High Speed HDMI Cable w/ Net
4X2 True Matrix HDMI 1.3a Powered Switch w/ Remote (Rev. 3.0) (MonoPrice # 5312)
45ft 22AWG CL2 Standard Speed w/ Ethernet HDMI Cable
HDMI Active Equalizer Extender Repeater (MonoPrice # 2849)
12ft 24AWG CL2 High Speed HDMI Cable w/ Net
Epson Home Cinema 8350 Projector
18 ft. from wall/screen = (96" or 8ft diag. image)
The HDMI switch is really just being used as a splitter (clone signal) for the plasma. MonoPrice has a smaller/cheaper HDMI 1.3 splitter-only box but since this one works, I never got around to trying it. Not sure if HDMI switch is doing anything to stabilize signal or not (before it heads-out on long run). I have a feeling it doesn't (but doesn't diminish signal either).
My projector is in the back of the room on the counter. Since you have to go up-and-down-walls ... this chews-up some cable length. If I ever ceiling mount mine, I'll just pull the 45 ft cable back into ceiling and it will easily reach the ceiling mount (with some to spare). The final 12ft. extension won't be needed any more. The HDMI Active Equalizer is passive (non-powered) and really just a fancy female-to-female adapter (with a little extra insurance). Pretty sure I tried it with a plain adapter and it worked also. The 45ft cable is over 0.50 inches in diameter. Needless to say, it doesn't bend well.