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where can I find white HDMI cables in 50-feet length?

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where can I find white HDMI cables in 50-feet length? (for use with a projector)

I looked at a lot of places, but they are all in black... the closest thing I found was
gray HDMI cable at 35-feet....

Thanks for any info!
post #2 of 10
Monoprice[dot]com has good cables. I have a 25' DVI-HDMI from them and am very happy with it.
post #3 of 10
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=

Try the cable at this 50' length (unwind all the way as leaving wound may not be as accurate of a test) to see if it works for you (if not return it). If it works then you can paint it white

Mask the 2 gold-plated ends and spray it with flat (or glossy if you prefer) acrylic (enamel is more durable and flexible, but more messy, oil based, and takes much longer to dry) white paint. You could string the cable outside between trees (50' apart) tying it to trees using ropes or strings. With this cable stretched out just go back and forth to spray paint the entire cable. You can let it dry outside (pick a dry day obviously) before taking it down.

You could also dip the cable in a large paint trough (like those used for dipping wall paper in water), one section at a time until you get it all covered. To be perfect you have to let it dry before handling in between dips.

I think the outside hanging between trees is the cheapest, gives the best result, and is least messy. You could chose white glossy enamel (car paint) to make it look very nice and white. Since it's outside and already strung across 2 trees to paint and dry, using enamel is not a problem. This enamel paint will be much more flexible and last longer than acrylic which tend to chip/peel/crack off easier.

It'll be hard to find white HDMI cable at 50' length. You are pushing HDMI limit at that length with possible signal loss/loss of sync. on 1080p or 720p signals due to higher bandwidth requirement (1080i is close to 540p and should not be as much an issue--480p is even less bandwidth). You may want to consider using a repeater (not cheap) to boost the HDMI signal at that length. You can also use fiber optic type cabling for that length but this will be very expensive.
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I had the same problem needing white wires to blend into the ceiling .

follow Hueys advice

First thing is to go to monoprice.com and buy a good fat cable fatter the better for longer distances then go to you local hardware store and grab some white paint and tape off the ends .Then hang the cable in a tree or anything above ground .Spray a couple of coats and your good to go.
I am very happy with my outcome.

good luck
Well i went ahead and dropped $3 at the local hardware store on some Krlyon White paint.
I stretched the MonoPriced DVI24WAG cable across my yard using my sons car and a tree for a little support suspending the cable off the ground.I then used some good two sided tape on the existing split condut then trimed the tape back with a razor ,and it came out quit nice .I used some wire to hold the cable in place and will dab some white silicone to help support the heavy cable .
So if you are thinking of painting your cables it can be done very easy with krylon paint.


Cheers

Murphy






post #5 of 10
If you end up painting the cable, auto supply stores sell flexible coatings for vinyl upholstery. That might be better than regular paint.
post #6 of 10
..is to use white heat shrink wrap. run a few extra cables if needed and heat shrink them together. I have seen bulk white and other color heat shrink at electrical outlets and much cheaper than buying at some of the online A/V sites.
post #7 of 10
Audioquest makes HDMI cables in white PVC jackets, but they're kinda pricey. The nice thing about them is that they're in-wall rated (CL3), and they're rated for 1080p.

www.audioquest.com
post #8 of 10
Good post, folks. I was thinking about painting my Gefen HDMI cable white. But I was concerned that the paint might flake off as soon as I bend the cable. Has that been a problem for anyone? If not, exactly what paint did you use? Maybe I'll try that Krylon. Thanks.
post #9 of 10
White shrink-wrap sounds like a great idea. Get a 50ft cable from Monoprice.
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Originally Posted by KathyMoore View Post

where can I find white HDMI cables in 50-feet length? (for use with a projector)

I looked at a lot of places, but they are all in black... the closest thing I found was
gray HDMI cable at 35-feet....

Thanks for any info!


I bought THIS WHITE CABLE and it works and looks GREAT !!

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