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Wannabe Geek

# 39678 17-Aug-2009 21:13

Hey There,

We spent 6 hours in the weekend installing a new TV on the wall and hooking it up to our MYSKY for the first time. What a mission!

We are now looking to run a single cable from our movie room to our bedroom and looking for some advice. I'd assume that we'd:
- Get a HDMI splitter where the cable goes in to the TV
- Connect a HDMI cable from the splitter to a Balum (Sp?)
- Run a Cat 5E/RJ45 cable to the bedroom
- Connect the RJ45 to the balum in the bedroom
- Run a HDMI cable from the balum to the TV

And secondary for sound, we'd run a secondary fibre optic cable from the movie room to our room.

Before we give up this coming weekend to work on this, is this correct?

Love any feedback...

Cheers, Leon

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Ultimate Geek
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  # 247974 18-Aug-2009 00:31
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its balun - not balum

HDMI Baluns take two runs of cat5 - preferably cat 6 if its a long run.

Whats the optical lead for?

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Master Geek

  # 248081 18-Aug-2009 11:54
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How far is the run? Get a powered splitter and run another HDMI cable to bedroom TV. No need for baluns if the run isn't too far. I run two over about 20 metres. Audio is carried by the HDMI cable. Stereo only though.
You will want to control the Sky box from the bed too. One clean way to do this is to convert a second sky remote to RF so it'll work through walls. Hope this helps.

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