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Hi, I'm new here and I hope I'm posting my question in the right place.

The living room of my new house has the perfect area for my flat panel tv above the fireplace (which I won't be using) with a built in shelving unit next to it for my blu-ray player, cable box, etc. and an empty conduit going through the wall between the two.

My problem is that the conduit is only 1/2", not large enough to get a standard HDMI cable through it. I came up with an idea that didn't work. I purchased a 10ft. HDMI cable (the perfect length) that has a type A standard male HDMI plug at one end and a type D male Micro HDMI connector at the other. I got it through the conduit easily enough, the standard type A connector on the TV side and the type D micro HDMI on the component side.

I then placed an adapter that has a female Type D on one side and a standard Type A on the other and plugged it into my blu-ray player. The TV gets a signal when I power up the blu-ray player and I get the start up screen but then it goes blank.

I then took my cable and adapter to a friend's house and replaced his working standard cable between his Comcast cable box and lcd tv. Something similar happened. When powered up the station guide works but when you select a station a message comes on the screen that says 'HDMI signal blocked'.

I tried doing it again with another similar cable but with the same adapter with the same results.

Here are the specs for the cable:

High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet, Type A to D Micro M / M , 10FT, V2.
Connect your portable DVs, Cameras, Game Consoles to your HDTV with a true HD connection.
Cable constructed using the high quality material for best contact connection between HDMI equipment.
Fully compatible with High Speed HDMI with Ethernet specification (Version 1.4)
Fully HDCP compliant to provide highest level of signal quality.
A superb cable with excellent audio-visual transfer properties that deliver signal without compromising purity and balance.
Suggested Applications: HDTVs, HD DVs, Cameras, Game Consoles with HDMI and HDMI Type D Micro Connectors

Features:

Gold-plated connectors for highest signal transfer rate and resistance in corrosion
Large gauge PVC jacket provides maximum shielding against wear and tear and extreme temperatures
Reinforced quad-layer braided shielding and Mylar-foil shielding provides utmost protection against RF and EM interference
Molded strain-relief design lessens plug/socket pressure
Designed to meet all HDMI standards
Supports 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p resolution


Does anybody have any input on what I can do?

Sorry for the long post. Thanks in advance.
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Bad adapter?

You may want to consider this as an alternative:
http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdmi-over-cat6.html



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Ratman,

Thanks for the response. I had considered the CAT6 option already but was trying to avoid that expense.

The obvious answer is that it might be a bad adapter but I guess what I was looking for in terms of an answer is whether this method of the cable and adapter should work or not. I'm not as tech savvy as I would like to be and maybe I was going in the wrong direction from the beginning.

If I get confirmation from someone who knows more than me that this should work then I will give a new adapter a try.

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Well...
It's HDMI and the cable should work and be compatible. An adapter is now introduced, I would question the adapter. Yes it should work.

Did you purchase the cable and adapter from the same supplier? If so... give them a call for support and possibly an exchange.



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I've yet to see a tv mounted above a fireplace that I didn't think was TOO HIGH.

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Thanks again Ratman, I'll try another adapter.

McDonoughDawg, I agree, TVs above fireplaces are usually too high but this one is not very high and is actually the ideal height for the TV. I'll post some pics when I get it set up.

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I'm back.

I've done some research and found that the Cat6 solution offered by Ratman won't fit my needs because it is a one way communication from the transmitter to the receiver in regards to the audio. Bummer.

The supplier of the Micro HDMI Female to HDMI Male adapter that I have offered no support and simply refunded my money.

Does anybody know where I can get another one of these adapters? I've looked at the specs on the two types of connectors (type A and type D) but everything I've looked at is rather vague. From what I can tell, I think it should work. Also, Ratman has stated that is should.

Any other ideas?

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You might try and get someone on the line at Monoprice..they may have a solution for you that is not jumping out at us. I've bought many accessories from them and they are always helpful.

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I've done some research and found that the Cat6 solution offered by Ratman won't fit my needs because it is a one way communication from the transmitter to the receiver in regards to the audio.

I'm confused. Does your TV and AVR support ARC? If you are not running every device directly to the TV or using the TV's internal tuner, you have no requirement for bi-directional support.

You should just connect HDMI from external devices to the AVR's inputs and one from the AVR to the TV for video.

What is your desired setup? I guess the devil is in the details.



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