Originally Posted by steve shafer
I currently have a 50 foot HDMI cable ran to my projector through a conduit. I think I also have two cat 5 cables in there.
I'm purchasing a 3d projector and would like to display 3-d and I doubt my current cable will do it which is 3 years old.
Is there a device that will convert or upgrade the cable to allow 3d playback. I know there are baluns available that I could use for the Cat 5 cables? What's better?
Any thoughts or idea's.
You can use a HDMI over cat5 (cat6 is preffered) converter. The good ones which only require only one cat6 cable vs two are pretty expensive. I have tried several and the ones under $100 were finnicky at best. If you are not carrying audio as well the cheap ones may work better. Gefen makes a really good one.
However, tons of people have been sucessful pushing a 3D signal over HDMI 45 to 50 feet. I am doing it right now on the 45 foot 22AWG cable from monoprice. I also have a HDMI wallplate and then another 5 foot cable coming off that further reducing the signal and it still works. Its all situation dependant (the gauge and quality of your cable, are you crossing power wires, the sending signal strength and the reciever's ability to pick it up, etc)
If you have the wire run in a conduit that sounds to me like you might be able to tie one cable to another and pull it through? Its always better to elimnate adapters converters etc if possible. I only used hdmi over cat6 as a last resort in one of my apartments since I couldnt run a HDMI cable through the wall.