Originally Posted by Paulbury
Here is what I have set up in the house and it is not in conduit. The run is about 50'. The cat6 was not pre-terminated. You can tell the RG45 was connected after the cable was ran. Also, in the media room I was the one who installed the RG45 connectors.
I am trying to see what chipsets the HDFury Maestro has. Looking at specs it was hard to tell but i will reach out to them. Doing a lot of research but also with my limited experience, the Maestro really seems like a great future-proof product. You can connect to the TX and RX via IP address and see what is going on without having to plug it into a PC.
The issue only happens during system power up. The TX and RX both show that signals are going in and out, but the Samsung TV does not recognize the source. I've tried to do hard power resets on AVR and Apple TV and that doesn't help. The only thing that helps is a hard power reset on the HDFury Maestro.
Thanks for all the suggestions and help.
I don't use HDBT connectivity but I believe that the latest Valens chipset are the VS3xxxx family that allows for uncompressed HDMI 2.0 options. I have no idea what the HDFury Maestro uses. There is a poster in the HDMI Forums, Joe Ferdnand, who is very knowledgeable about HDBT so you might want to ask there.
The 50' run not being installed in a conduit certainly complicates matters. Any idea if the cable is tacked down anywhere inside the wall? If not, you might be able to use the installed cable as a pull sting to run another cable thru but anything can happen during the pull so it is dicey. The solid core CAT-6 that I use to extend an ethernet connection has an AWG23 wire gauge which is fairly thick given all the insulation each individual solid copper wire has. I realize that running an ethernet connection is a bit different than an HDMI connection but the use of solid core CAT-6,6a, or even 7 is recommended for HDBT. It could very well be that your installed cable will be sufficient for now for the HDMI 2.0 option sets and the issue is between the HDBT (faulty, not current, whatever) and the Samsung tv.
The ONLY way to future-proof is to run long cable runs in a conduit. Cable requirements are going to change with time as the video formats become more demanding so solid core CAT-6 (and certainly not CAT-6 ethernet patch cable) might not be able to adequately handle the bandwidth required so a cable replacement, not just the connector ends, may be necessary.
Are you connecting the existing cable directly to the HDFury or are you using a wall plate or extender to reach the HDFury? How are you connecting the HDFury to the tv (length of cable?). Sounds almost like some sort of handshaking issue if you have to reset the HDFury before it will work correctly.
Looking at your cables it doesn't appear that the ethernet-terminated cable is a solid core cable but it's hard to tell. The fiber cable you probably won't be able to use because it is old school and most fiber options for HDMI are now hybrid fiber, which is usually 4 glass fibers surrounded by 8 solid copper wires and how one would go about terminating a single fiber wire or a hybrid fiber is well above my pay grade.