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Topic # 87818 8-Aug-2011 10:02
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I am using 2x Cat5e cables that are 16m long between a TV and an AV receiver. I need to purchase the baluns to do the signal conversion. I am currently looking at the A1689 that Jaycar/ JC Mathew etc. sell. The ports are 1.3c compliant and it has a bandwidth of either 6.75Ghz (the product instructions) or 10.2Ghz (their website). The TV and AV receiver will have HDMI 1.4 ports. My understanding is that the main difference between HDMI 1.3c and 1.4 is the ARC and Ethernet capability? Is there any reason I shouldn’t use these baluns? Is there a better product available? Will these support future 3D? Has anyone any actual experience with these devices?



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  Reply # 503245 8-Aug-2011 11:10
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You need to provide a url link to the product.

If the baluns are not 1.4 compatible, they will not do 3D.

One thing to look out for also is what kind / brand of amp your using. Higher end onkyo's tend to be a pain in the arse with baluns, and I am sure there are others.

Also, even if the baluns say they can do up to 25m passively, I would not use them for anything higher than 20m, and instead go for active baluns. I have seen some pretty cool ones that now do ethernet, 3D, and ARC up to 100m.

If you want good quality, check out

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  Reply # 503266 8-Aug-2011 12:10
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