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I have a DirectTV DVR and need to run an HDMI Cable about 70' to projector. I understand that CAT5/6 is a better choice than HDMI due to the length of the cable.


Is this true?

If so, what are the negatives of using CAT5/6 instead of HDMI?

How do I connect the CAT5 to HDMI connections?


I also have been told that loss of low frequency sound and increase in speaker wire gage numbers are inversely proportional. In other words I will get much better low frequency bass with low gage wire such as 12 gage vs. 14 or 16 gage wire. True??


Would like to use flat speaker wire under carpet to cut down on distance but don't want to degrade or loose any sound. Anybody have any experience with flat speaker wire? Monster and one other company (that I am aware)make flat speaker wire but neither indicate what their equivalent gage is. Please comment if you have used flat speaker wire. I'll have to go about 30' under carpet from receiver to rear and side surrounds.


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HDMI is pure digital interface. Basically, while you setup the whole system and successfully make video and audio playing, there should be nothing you are going to lose. They are digital, which means they are coded in fixed patterns. HDMI audio is sort of embedded in the video and video blanks. Therefore, if you get video clearly displayed, the audio should be fine.


The gage number or shielding of Cat-5 type cable will have a deep effect in the transmision distance. If you are only concerning 70', normal Cat-5 cables are quite enough for you.


The only negative about using Cat-5 extender is you need extra power for such extenders.
 
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