Originally Posted by slateX
Several Active/Fiber cables say that they won't work if the cable is running from source to a receiver. Are these Ruipro's any different? Do you have personal experience with them?
That is exactly how active cables, copper or fiber-based are used, so that is not true. The receiver, in that case, would be the sink instead of the tv. I've tested and used MediaBridge copper-based active cables, from source (blu-ray player, ATV4) to the receiver, and then an active cable from the receiver (which would then be the source) to the tv (sink). On my C8, I've been testing, and currently using, a shorter version of the Ruipro4k hybrid fiber cables, setup the same way, source to receiver and receiver to tv, and have had no issues at all. The cable just needs to draw some power from the HDMI input on the sink end, be it a receiver or the tv. You just can't daisy chain the cables together.
Ideally, you don't want any to use any extenders, adapters, wall plates in-between the source and sink. This is especially true if you want to push 4k HDR because 4k HDR can be finicky with its connection. 1080 is usually not as "cable sensitive". A single cable, source to sink, is the ideal connection.
The cable is just the conduit so there are other factors involved in a successful cable connection/run.
Do you have a link to the cable mfrs that state you can't use a receiver as the sink end for an active fiber and/or hybrid fiber cable?
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