Originally Posted by dhendriksen
My post was brief. I have a very large home automation installation via Control4 that includes a large video distribution system via Just Add Power matrix switching, along with 24 audio zones, lighting, security, etc... I’ve used HDBaseT baluns in the past to extend HDMI signal over CAT cable, I just haven’t done it with 4K content.
I realize I need a 4K Blu-ray player. I realize I need other 4K sources. I know what an AVR is. I posted hastily in looking for suggestions on how to extend 4K content reliably over CAT cable as I’ve not got experience with 4K HDMI baluns to date. The Just Add Power system is 4K, but it’s essentially media over IP with encoders/decoders doing the work but the theater is the one room with “local sources” and so I need a balun of some sort to get from the AVR to the PJ.
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I decided a few years ago that HDbaseT was too complex and would not fulfill my top requirement which was to build a whole house system that would allow me to use my 1080 plasma and my 4K Oled both. At the time and maybe now HDbaseT would default to the lower resolution. My second goal was to use a file server to deliver movies but ripping from disc became more and more time consuming. Finally, though I do use balens I have never understood them.
So, what I am suggesting is that you fully explore if what you want to do is possible or worth the complexity. As I stated I have not followed the HbaseT technology for a couple of years. Otto is more the expert.
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