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Topic # 95730 11-Jan-2012 20:11
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I see sky charge $160 for a split? What exactly do they provide; I understand it's some kind of adapter. Is the quality any better than me running over a balun / cat5e?

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  Reply # 567551 11-Jan-2012 20:15
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they use a modulater and run it as RF, very poor quality




 

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  Reply # 567555 11-Jan-2012 20:20
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get a HDCP complaint hdmi switch, the get a Cat5 power line adapters and extend HDMI to the room you want.

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  Reply # 567573 11-Jan-2012 20:45
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gumdigger: get a HDCP complaint hdmi switch, the get a Cat5 power line adapters and extend HDMI to the room you want.


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Except you want a splitter NOT a switch (ie 1 input to two outputs for two TVs, not multiple inputs to one output because you have run out of inputs on a single TV).

Even better, get a matrix splitter (Jaycar sell a 4 input 2 output model). For about the same cost this will do what you want the same way as a simple splitter, but will also let you route other kit such as a blu ray or anything else you add later to both TVs.

Edit: fixed error



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Master Geek


  Reply # 567582 11-Jan-2012 20:54
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Thanks for the reply guys, now looking on RapalloAV they talk about the cat5e/6 runs been the exact same length otherwise you will get audio / video sync issues - how precise are we talking, will 5 - 10cm difference matter??



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  Reply # 567586 11-Jan-2012 20:58
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And do I need shielded cat5e/6 cable? Or for this solution do I need an extra long HDMI cable?

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  Reply # 567599 11-Jan-2012 21:13
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depends on the legth of the cable run, cat5 is good for 100m, 10mm wont make any difference




 

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  Reply # 569596 16-Jan-2012 19:26
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I know this will be shunned by many, but for a long time we just ran a dick smith wireless transmitter. It worked well and we were able to use the remote in the bedroom as well. 

Obviously it's no where near as good as what's been talked about but it is super easy to setup.

Now, however, the wife is going through the "we shouldn't have a tv in the bedroom" 

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