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Topic # 242630 6-Nov-2018 16:23
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This post is specific to an idea I got from this thread https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=151&topicid=242521 I'm starting a new thread to keep it tidy.

 

Essentially what I'm going to do it this.

 

1. Use my PC to stream TV via on-demand websites. 
2. Output to a 3rd screen, that 3rd screen being a TV in another room.
3. I'll use my existing unused HDMI output from my GTX 751ti graphics card.

 

I want to send it via my cat6 port to my TV via the hub in the garage using something like this. https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/KVMLNK1002/LENKENG-LKV372A-HDMI-extender-kit-over-single-Cat6

 

My questions are:

 

1. Where my computer is there is only one cat6 port. Can I split this somehow?
2. As this will go to my hub, will the 60m range take into account all the ethernet cables in my walls? ie; considered wires to unused rooms?
3. Will sound travel via this even when I've also got speakers connected to my PC?
4. Could I add an additional receiver to another room and pick it up there too?
5. With Windows 10 and with 3 screens can I have screens 1 & 2 show one image and screen 3 be a second screen so to speak? 

 

Also keen to hear any feedback from someone who has done this.


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  Reply # 2120975 6-Nov-2018 16:55
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1.You can't split the cat6 port. 

 

You may get HDMI extenders with built in networking though? 

 

2. When you say hub, what do you mean? Patch panel?

 

3. Yes, sound will go output to the other room, but you can probably set multiple sound outputs too. 

 

4. you can only have 1 to 1 , not 1 to 2 rooms. Unless you buy a matrix switcher thingy. Costs skyrocket though. 

 

5. I think so, depends on your graphics hardware. But is cumbersome. 

 

If I were you, I'd just buy an intel nuc for the 2nd room. 


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  Reply # 2120996 6-Nov-2018 17:44
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I have my sky decoder in a central wiring cabinet and bought a 1080p HDMI sender with 2 outputs to go to the lounge and bedroom from Amazon. Cat6a cable I guess about 30m - works fine. There is a small amount of random pixels changing colour but its hard to notice unless you get really close:

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gofanco-Extender-Distribution-Amplifier-HDMIExtSplit/dp/B071R65PDS/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1541479409&sr=8-7&keywords=gofanco+hdmi+extender






 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2122272 8-Nov-2018 16:38
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surfisup1000:

 

1.You can't split the cat6 port. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

I thought you could get a splitter for CAT6? something like this? 

 

 

run the screen into one and internet into the other?

 

I can't seem to find one that carries the network as well.


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  Reply # 2122316 8-Nov-2018 17:42
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kiwis:

 

1. Where my computer is there is only one cat6 port. Can I split this somehow?

 

 

No, but you can use an HDBaseT device with support for Fast Ethernet.

 

 

2. As this will go to my hub, will the 60m range take into account all the ethernet cables in my walls? ie; considered wires to unused rooms?

 

 

The 60m range should be considered the range under optimal conditions. Each connection will reduce this range. Cabling should also be solid core and the wiring schemes may also limit range.

 

 

4. Could I add an additional receiver to another room and pick it up there too?

 

 

There are point to multi-point systems available. Again, these usually use dedicated wiring. HDMI over IP may be an option.


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  Reply # 2122348 8-Nov-2018 17:58
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kiwis:

 

surfisup1000:

 

1.You can't split the cat6 port. 

 

 

Thanks,

 

I thought you could get a splitter for CAT6? something like this? 

 

 

run the screen into one and internet into the other?

 

I can't seem to find one that carries the network as well.

 

 

No, HDBaseT isn't Ethernet. It is a completely different comms protocol that just happens to use the same cabling so you do need a dedicated cable. 

 

I did see this product though which might do what you want....

 

http://www.kanexpro.com/item/?id=HDBASE100ME

 

 




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  Reply # 2122404 8-Nov-2018 20:40
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https://www.amazon.com/Kanex-HDBASE100ME-KANEXPRO-TRANSMITTER-RECEIVER/dp/B00KF4E2P0

 

Maybe be easier to buy a laptop and connect it to my TV at that price. 


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