making hdmi longer with cat5e
Ok so I signed up on this site because I also wanted to make my own and with lots of googles, I just found the same thing over and over its to hard or its cheaper just to buy the products.
After seeing all the wall plates it came down to what are they sacrificing
to make 19 wires down to 16 for 2 8 wire cate5 cables.
It came down to a simple answer its the data shields as they would be useless
in cat5e anyways because cat wire does not use data shields ..
I did not make a wall adapter i simply cut my hdmi cable in half and stripped the wire... I did have one adapter from a old tv I could de- solder but only one so it was easier for now just to cut the hdmi cable in half and re solder and then use both ends.
on one cat5 wire I soldered all the individual wires up and left me one green/white that i used for the 4 ground wires in-cased in the foil of the data shields . I also never joined up the main shield ground wire..
I would strongly suggest making your legend before you start this project
example orange hdmi cable goes to cat5e cable 1 orange
things you need
heat shrink <---don't use tape hehe..
I can say I have full hd 1080 and audio at 35 feet. that was my run
so I can confirm it works at that length with no down grade.
if you doubt this at all do what I did before I figured it out.
I spliced the hdmi cable half way (skinned it) then i cut the 4 tin foil shields
and the ground wire with no coating within .. also the main shield around all the wires i also cut in half . I then plugged it in to confirm it would work with those 5 grounds missing. ...and it worked. however seeing you would be left with one wire in your 2 cat5e cables I attached the 4 data shields to one cat5e wire ..
The 2 pictures just shows that if you take your time you can tape up the finish project so its not so messy.and no huge ball .
The wall plates are cheap now 16 dollars for 2 of them but I love to do things my self... Even though this thread is old I hope it helps out somebody else .. And it now looks like its the only site in the world that explains how to do it now without buying a adapter lol...