I'm hoping someone can help me understand what it is that's occurring with my current set up.
About 1.5 years ago I installed the following equipment:
Optoma UHD51ALV 4K projector
Sony UBP-X800 4k Blu-ray player
KabelDirekt 25ft 4K HDMI cable
Onkyo TX-NR809 Receiver
Klipsch 5.1 speakers
The length from my Audio rack to the projector requires a 25ft cable.
Because my Onkyo would not support full 4K I opted to just use it for audio only. I connected the 4K HDMI cable directly from the Sony to the projector. And then just used the HDMI audio out on the Sony to connect to the Onkyo. For 1.5 years I never had an issue.
Note: I am not using any wall plate connection points. The cable is run into the wall, through the ceiling and out to the projector.
Recently I purchased a Denon AVR-X4500H from Accessories4Less and purchased another KabelDirekt 4k HDMI cable (6 ft) to connect between the Sony and Denon because I had such good luck with the first cable. Now I'm getting random video drop outs every few minutes. Audio is fine but it's the video that has the issue.
Since I'm very new to this, my thought is that the 25' cable I'm using is pretty much rated for 25' and that's it. When I connect the Sony to the Denon with the 6' cable I'm effectively increasing the length of the HDMI chain to 31'+ which is probably just beyond the threshold of what a modest/cheap 4K cable can handle. Is my thought process here correct?
Note: I did connect the Denon and Sony to a 4K TV I have using 10' and 6' 4K KabelDirekt cables I have and it worked perfectly with no dropout.
If I'm correct how do I fix this? I've been doing some searching and the Ruipro B06XGDFCSC 10m (33') Fiber 4K HDMI cable looks like it could be the fix I need but I hate to spend that much money for something that may not work. What I don't know is if it will work with the KabelDirekt 6' cable that I have now or will I have to purchase a better cable for that connection too? The wire run through the wall and ceiling is a real bear so I only want to do it once.
OR....because of my total distance, will I have to go with something like the Metra Ethereal HDM-GA1 (or GA2)? That unit is well outside of the price point I'm comfortable with.
Any and all help is very much appreciated! Thanks.