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HDMI wall plates - good or bad idea?

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Hey guys,

Not sure if this is the right place to ask - but im thinking about using 2 hdmi wall plates. One at the bottom of the wall to connect to my AVR and then up near the wall mounted TV. Being that the hdmi signal will be split twice, will this degrade the HDMI signal at all? Because overall youre using 1 cord to the wall, another running through the wall up to the top, and then another from the top to the TV.


Or should I just have a plate with a hole in it running 1 hdm cable?


Thanks!
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One cable is better... Especially on the TV end - having the cable come out of the wall gives you a lot more flexibility (ha!) in bending the wire to meet the TV's connector. A wall plate means the cable comes out perpendicular from the wall face. You've got to get at least one, probably two, 90-degree turns to get it attached to the TV. With the cable, you can use the wall cavity to help with those bends.

Jeff
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Also, those wall plates should be considered a pair of connectors. Each connector is good for a couple dBs of signal loss. No problem if this is a 10' run, but it could make the difference in a 30-50' run to a projector.

Personally I prefer the comb type wall plates as they allow me to add and swap cables as needed.
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