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Hook up one PC to multiple displays/rooms

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I have a nice gaming PC that I use quite a bit. But, it's in the bedroom, and I'd like to play games on my Plasma TV in the living room, and eventually a projector in the basement. My house is fairly old, so pulling wires will be a pain. Obviously, I'll have to pull wires for this to work at any acceptable resolution and latency, but I want to make sure I have a good plan and the right standards before I pull anything.

My PC has HDMI out, but the cable would be greater than 50', so I don't know if that format would work. I've read about HDMI over CAT5 - has anyone here tried that successfully? Also, input is obviously a factor - I was thinking running a USB hub with a bluetooth dongle attached (so bluetooth -> USB hub -> long cable -> computer), what kind of input latency would that introduce?
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You might want to post to the HTPC forum about this.
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

You might want to post to the HTPC forum about this.

Done, will post the link once the new thread is approved.
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Was just pricing 40ft hdmi cables today. I hope this will work.
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post #6 of 7
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Thanks for the links. I've seen wall-mounted faceplates that do the conversion (plug in HDMI, run cat6 off the back) too. Ideally, I want a faceplate that does HDMI->cat6, USB->cat6, and ethernet all in one unit. Wishful thinking?
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I cant say if such a device exists.

But what I can say is the wire runs are usually the hardest part so if you are unsure run what ever you think you might want all at once. When ever I pull cat6 cable I pull at least 2, I am running a similar 30 foot run and I am going to pull 3 ethernet, USB, and HDMI all together and I am thinking hard about running display port too. If you do not future proof, then run a string to 2 alongside the cable so that if you ever want to run another item it will be easy to tie up and pull through.
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