Help Troubleshooting Cat6 Audio/Video Extender
I have a home theater room that myself and a friend put together. I did this about a year ago and had been running everything with a long HDMI cable going through my attic and down the wall to a plate that connected to my receiver. It worked fine, but I wasn't ever getting true 4k quality and none of my devices would work in 4k, which was a waste of what my 4k projector was capable of. I recently decided to install a CableMatters audio/video extender balun via Cat6 to take the place of the long HDMI cable.
Ever since I made this switch I have had problems with picture dropouts. I still hear audio, but at random times throughout my viewing, my projector will say there is no signal for about 5-10 seconds, and then reconnect to the signal. I have done all sorts of troubleshooting. I have used different Cat6/cat5 cables, I have changed the HDMI Cables, I have run the cat 6 cable in the attic along the top so that it is not laying on the ground next to potential electric cables. I have tried using ground lifts for the plugs, I have changed the location of the extender receiver and transmitter, all have been dead ends and I still get the drop outs. Here is what I have found so far:
- When bypassing the receiver and plugging my firestick directly into the extender transmitter, I am yet to get a picture dropout. Made me think it might be the AV receiver, however...
- When I run a long HDMI cable from the projector to the AV receiver, I do not get dropouts, which leads me to believe it is NOT indeed the AV receiver. Which made me believe that it is the extenders. It's kind of a circle that leads me back to each problem. I have yet to discover the wrinkle.
Has anyone dealt with this problem or known of anyone else who has been able to solve this? It's a first world pain, but it has been frustrating and short of hiring an AV company, I'm not sure how to fix. Any help would be fantastic.