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Marmion

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#52677 5-Dec-2009 14:15
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Hi all

Is it possible create a network for the TVs to receive an HDMI signal through the use of HDMI splitter, HDMI over cat5 converter and ethernet over power?

The way I envisage it is:

In lounge:
MySky HDi to HDMI splitter
1x HDMI to TV in lounge
1x HDMI to HDMI over cat5
cat5 to Ethernet over power

In master bedroom (other end of house):
Ethernet over power to cat5
cat5 to HDMI
HDMI to TV

In rumpus room (downstairs, other end of house)
Ethernet over power to cat5
cat5 to HDMI
HDMI to TV

Would this work? Or is it seriously wrong and the only way to do it is physcially run cat5 cables all over the house?!

Thanks!

Marmion

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  #279561 5-Dec-2009 16:25
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You're wanting to run a HDMI to cat5e adapter and use this over a ethernet over power solution?

If so this won't work. The baluns or HDMI adapter don't use ethernet - they simply use the capabilities of the twisted pair cat5e cable.

The only way to do what you want to do is to run physical cat5e or greater cable. The good news is that there are now adapters that will let you run HDMI over a single cat5e run, previously you needed dual runs to do HDMI.

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  #279574 5-Dec-2009 18:16
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Thanks sbiddle,

I thought it was probably a long shot for it to work!
My dad isn't keen on running cables all around the house (and it would be a real mission to get them inside the walls so thats not an option).

 
 
 
 


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  #279675 6-Dec-2009 04:38
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Marmion: Hi all

Is it possible create a network for the TVs to receive an HDMI signal through the use of HDMI splitter, HDMI over cat5 converter and ethernet over power?

The way I envisage it is:

In lounge:
MySky HDi to HDMI splitter
1x HDMI to TV in lounge
1x HDMI to HDMI over cat5
cat5 to Ethernet over power

In master bedroom (other end of house):
Ethernet over power to cat5
cat5 to HDMI
HDMI to TV

In rumpus room (downstairs, other end of house)
Ethernet over power to cat5
cat5 to HDMI
HDMI to TV

Would this work? Or is it seriously wrong and the only way to do it is physcially run cat5 cables all over the house?!

Thanks!

Marmion


The HDMI over IP devices from Just Add Power do convert HDMI content to Ethernet TCP/IP packets for transmission over an Ethernet switch.  While we have tried using Ethernet over Powerline adapters with HDMI over IP, so far we have not found a powerline product that works well with the devices.  It should be noted that they are transmitter/receiver devices, and NOT balun devices.

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