Originally Posted by Otto Pylot /t/1522230/length-of-hdmi#post_24480111
A 30' Redmere cable would certainly work but if the chipset in the sink end ever craps out, replacing it would be a pain. I'm assuming this is an in-wall installation? My recommendation for any in-wall installation would be to run conduit with CAT-6. A second cable wouldn't be a bad idea for future use or you could just install a pull-string in case you wanted to route another cable in the future.
Originally Posted by TL5 /t/1522230/length-of-hdmi/0_20#post_24481155
Thanks. Should I run 2 CAT-6 cables or one? And...CAT-6 or 6A? I have a BJC Belden Series One HDMI cable - it's pretty thick, should I use port savers with it?
This is the mantra, this is the rule, this is the path.Quote:
Originally Posted by Otto Pylot /t/1522230/length-of-hdmi#post_24474235
Pick up the mantra again: conduit-CAT6-conduit-CAT6-conduit-CAT6
Originally Posted by james50 /t/1522230/length-of-hdmi/0_20#post_24500342
I have gone to 50 feet with cheap HDMI, the wire gauge is thicker and the cable only cost $40 on a cheap HTPC.
If you go further on HDMI, I would suggest a good brand like Monoprice as suggested.
I recommend a 50' 22AWG Monoprice plus 2 Cat-6STP cables from Monoprice as well. The price is significantly less than any quality HDBT solution (right now) and I have had (not joking) 100% success with at least 30 different installations using this setup with 1080p/24/3D (frame packed) as well as 1080p/60 from my Dell laptop.Quote:
Originally Posted by Otto Pylot /t/1522230/length-of-hdmi#post_24500471
50' for a passive HDMI cable is really pushing it. But if it works for what you a sending across it, then that's fine. For runs that long, a lot of people like to do in-wall installations in which case an HDMI cable is not really recommended and CAT-6 would be the way to go.