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HDMI splitter to Cat5/6 less then 100ft

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by ctsmd, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. ctsmd

    ctsmd AllStar

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    I would like to send the output from my main TV to a slave monitor in the kitchen.

    I have an HR24-200 and was looking at a HDMI splitter off the DVR to a HDMI to Cat 5/6, then a Cat 5/6 run of 45-60 feet and then a Cat5/6 to HDMI, then HDMI to TV/Slave monitor.

    Has anyone done this and is this a logical setup. And would it work if splitter was active and HDMI to Cat5/6 converters passive?

    Any thoughts????

    Thanks

    Carl
     
  2. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    I did this at my old house and it worked great. There was an occasional "hiccup" that would cause the screen to go black on the remote tv for a second or two and it might happen once a day or so, depending on how much the TV was on....I never knew if it was related to the HDMI splitter or the HDMI over Cat5e/Cat6 adapters, but it wasn't annoying enough to make me change anything.

    Basically my setup was an HR22 in the garage feeding this splitter:

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    Link To HDMI Splitter

    with one feed going into my 37" LCD tv in the garage, and the other feed going into this:

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    Link To Cat5e/6 to HDMI Adapter

    I ran 2 runs of Cat5e of about 45-50 feet (including wall drops) through the attic into my sons room and into his 26" LCD tv. One more caveat.....the HDMI Over Cat5e/Cat6 boxes are a bit big and I had to trim the low voltage wall plate bracket a bit to make them fit in these....

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    Link To Low Voltage Wall Plate Bracket

    Hope that helps and is what you were looking to do! :D
     
  3. ctsmd

    ctsmd AllStar

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    Thanks for the info.

    That is similar except only one TV will use the Cat 5/6 wiring
     
  4. martinbush1986

    martinbush1986 New Member

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    There are 2 options. You can use a HDMI Splitter and an active HDMI Extender or you can use a Cat5 HDMI Splitter extender with 2 outputs. I have used KVMSwitchTech's HDMI Extender solutions in the past and they work well.
     
  5. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    I only used one TV with the Cat5/6 extender, but the extender requires 2 runs of Cat5/6, thats why I had 2 runs, does that make sense? :lol: If you look at the link it'll show the instructions and it should be clear :D
     
  6. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

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    I use a 60ft HDMI cable(Monoprice)from my ATI video card in my desktop computer straight to my Sony TV with no extenders and it works perfecly. IIRC I used a 24 ga cable
     

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