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# 177869 17-Aug-2015 11:42
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Just wondering what the best option these days is for having your HT receiver away from the TV and getting the picture to it? I am just in the process of renovating my house and my intention is to have the receiver, MySky etc in a cupboard about 10-12m away from my TV. I see you can get some faceplates that have an HDMI in them and 1 or 2 RJ45 sockets in the back. At this stage I have run 2 Cat 5e from the cupboard to the TV. Then intend to run another 2 Cat 5e from there back to where I intend to have the network cabling terminated. If anyone can link to what is the best option it is hard to find what is best as there are a lot of options out there.

On a slightly different note. What is the best option for a nice wall mounted network patch box? Going to have that in the garage mounted inside a cupboard.

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  # 1367866 17-Aug-2015 12:19
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There are a huge number of HDMI to UTP adapters around these days, and they're at the stage now where (in my experience) there doesn't seem to be a big difference between them.

Both Signet and Dynamix have good wall mount boxes.


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  # 1368150 17-Aug-2015 19:05
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I ran 4 20m HDMI cables from my TV to my garage cupboard where all my gear is. Worked out great. Downside to this is the HDMI connector is obviously quite large. I had to drill some big holes the get them down the walls. And also they cost is more than CAT cable.

If you have the option of using straight HDMI I'd do that.

I used something called a bullnose cable wall plate to get them out of the wall neatly.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bull-Brush-Cable-Outlet-Plate/dp/B00DP4SFE6





 
 
 
 


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  # 1368191 17-Aug-2015 21:10
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HD Base T is utilised the most in the market these days, with the bottom end fighting out the battleground of 'how cheap can you make them HDMI baluns'.
With the cheap baluns, your mileage may vary.
With HD Base T you can carry a lot of elements over one cable... HDMI, optical, LAN, RCA, IR, RS232, RCA etc etc.
Plus to conform with the HD BaseT standards, you will get POE, so only one end needs to be plugged into power.
It will depend on your use-case scenario.

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  # 1368252 17-Aug-2015 22:43
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Running a 15M dynamix HDMI +1M at either end, has never skipped a beat. Ruining from a PC to a Yamaha receiver. I'd avoid any kind of conversion unless you really need it.




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  # 1368796 18-Aug-2015 19:25
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Dunnersfella: HD Base T is utilised the most in the market these days, with the bottom end fighting out the battleground of 'how cheap can you make them HDMI baluns'.
With the cheap baluns, your mileage may vary.
With HD Base T you can carry a lot of elements over one cable... HDMI, optical, LAN, RCA, IR, RS232, RCA etc etc.
Plus to conform with the HD BaseT standards, you will get POE, so only one end needs to be plugged into power.
It will depend on your use-case scenario.

What would I want?
Well, all the toys... naturally.



Yes I have looked into HD Base T a little but at the moment I don't think I can justify the cost. Compared to the $50 HDMI sender it is reasonablly expensive and all I want is to send a video signal from one side of the lounge to the other. However, I can see it being useful in the future and I hope by putting plenty of draw wires etc I will not be excluding myself from being able to install one in the future! Baby steps :)

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  # 1371221 20-Aug-2015 21:59
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Sorry, you asked for the 'best option'... and that's what it is.
Otherwise, just get a long cable and try your luck.

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  # 1371241 20-Aug-2015 22:38
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Forget the dual cable ones. I have tried heaps and they all gave problems. whereas some cheap single cable ones off ebay worked mint without the dropouts that I got on the others.

There is also what I have done between the house and the garage over the old coax I had modulated analog signals over - 3G-SDI - I got a couple of cheap converters off ebay, and some F to BNC adapters for each end of the RG6 and it works perfectly with the exception of some dropouts from noise from the arc welder. That caused even more issues with the HDMI over cat-6 gear so even tho it drops out I consider it an upgrade over the cat-6 gear and it uses a cable that would other wise be sitting idle.




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