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# 216695 8-Jul-2017 17:41
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When we did the rooms here we went for 2 ports at the rooms.  I know one could use 2 Cat cables for HDMI.  What sort of use are you guys doing with this?  When we need to run some videos we just use a single Cat6 connection (or wireless) and play that video onto our HDMI TV screen.  

 

 

 

 

 

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  # 1815974 8-Jul-2017 18:05
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I assume you mean it's a smart TV and you're playing content directly on it?

 

People who use HDMI extenders over Cat6 would have say, A Sky box, a BluRay, Freeview, a PC or any kind of set top box really, in another room that they want to be able to use on any of the TV's in the house via a matrix or splitter.

 

They are also used professionally, like for projectors in a hall or church.

 

But yeah, I guess most people wouldn't need it unless they want to watch Sky.

 

There are variants available that only use one cable too.

 

 




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  # 1815981 8-Jul-2017 18:34
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Thanks, yes a Smart TV or a small laptop connected to the TV because Smart TV can crash sometimes and be slow.  Sharing a network folder and playing a video thru VLC or Windows Media Player onto the big TV.  

 

 

 

But most people would probably just watch it at the main TV room right .... even if it was a set up box.  Can be exemptions thou ... :)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1816146 9-Jul-2017 10:27
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 Im yet to see a smart tv that has an onvif client in it that can display cameras on it, so use a feed from a NVR for that.

 

Also cant stream to multiple tvs simultaniously with a smart tv, so I cant have something on both the lounge and kitchen TVs and have them in sync with each other.





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