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I would agree with Montucky. Just get the Redmere cable and see how it works. I would lay it out on the floor or what ever before doing a conduit crawl just in case they don't work. A little clutter during testing is easier to deal with than a cable pull, even with a conduit. Just be careful pulling the Redmere if the 25'+ cables are thin. If you do pull Redmere thru the conduit, I'd pull a solid core CAT-6/7 cable as well just in case you decide you need it in the future (don't forget to add a little service loop at both ends). Even if you don't use it for a/v you can install a CAT-6 punchdown Keystone jack to extend an ethernet connection. I did that from the router to my HTS so I don't have to depend on WiFi for anything.
And yes, HD BaseT does not currently support ARC. However, the only advantage of ARC is the elimination of an optical cable. You can not get HD audio (DTS-MA, Dolby HD Audio, etc) with ARC. It is limited to 5.1 just like optical.
Last edited by Otto Pylot; 09-28-2015 at 12:22 PM.