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HDMI over Ethernet

post #1 of 6
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I've got to send signal to a HDTV that's about 75 feet away from the computer that will be treating it as it's "monitor".

I'm guessing something that can push HDMI over ethernet might be the best call.

Suggestions? I don't think we'll be doing 3D stuff over it, but may some day. 2D Image quality is paramount.

Some day, the 75' might expand considerably, but if that's an issue I'll just deal with it then....
post #2 of 6
If picture quality is paramount, forget HDMI over ethernet. A 1080p60 image takes about 4.45 Gbps. It will have to be compressed to send over ethernet. The best products claim to be "visually lossless" but they are still lossy. Best bet is an HDMI extender based on HDBaseT that runs over a single Cat 5e/6 cable. They are truly lossless.
post #3 of 6
You probably really mean "HDMI over Cat5e cables", not really Ethernet. While both run on cat5e cables, most HDMI extenders are NOT Ethernet-based (JustAddPower is the exception).

The HDBaseT products Colm mentioned are the best-in-class for HDMI-over-Cat5e. Monoprice has a solution for <$200 that will support 3D.

Jeff
post #4 of 6
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Yes, that's exactly right... sorry. HDMI over Cat 5e or Cat 6...

Does anyone have some good recommendations? I see some on google for as little as 16 bucks.... and others for over 300.... with no real difference that I can tell.
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by MN Photography View Post

Does anyone have some good recommendations? I see some on google for as little as 16 bucks.... and others for over 300.... with no real difference that I can tell.

Again, the Monoprice HDBaseT model... $180.

Your run is relatively short, and if you're going to run wire anyway, you can use one of the ~$50-75, two-cable solutions. Steer clear of any of the "unpowered" solutions (those without a DC power adapter). There will be feature differences as well, whether they offer IR repeating, is usually the big one.
post #6 of 6
There is a thread dedicated to this topic. The key thing is to use an extender that has its own power supply. The ones that use the 5V line on the HDMI cable for power generally don't work well. The ones that use a single cable generally seem to work better than the ones that use two cables. HDBaseT is the way to go if you don't want to waste time finding something that works for your situation.
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