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Long Component Video or HDMI run?

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#26 OFFLINE   wje



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Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:33 PM

The way I am reading some of the posts here, it is not possible to get HD to distant LCD tvs without the something such as one of the genfen extenders?

Depends upon the distance, and whether you're using HDMI or component. It also depends upon the quality of the cables, especially for component.

For component, there are much cheaper solutions than the Gefen ones; they make nice stuff, but it's pricey. Look at one of the previous posts for some suggestions.

For HDMI, some people have reported successful 30ft+ runs.

At least with HDMI, it will either work, or not. Component is more subtle, and it depends upon how critical you are about the picture quality.

So, if you're talking 20 ft, you don't need anything but cable. If you're talking 100 ft, you most likely need an extender. In between, try it and see. My rule-of-thumb is 20 ft for component, but you can probably easily get away with 30 or more.

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#27 OFFLINE   DishTim



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Posted 20 April 2007 - 05:48 AM

I upgraded from a 921 type receiver to the 622. I also have a couple of new tvs in different rooms. In the past I used an rf modulator to distribute tv from the main viewing room to other rooms.

I can still do that using the output from the 622, but I am wondering if I can get better quality signal if I split the component video using one of the component+audio splitters/amplifiers and then run long component&audio cable to the lcd tvs in other rooms.

Does splitting the component signal and then running cables from the spliiter output offer any better signal than using coax and an rf modulator to distribute the signal?

The way I am reading some of the posts here, it is not possible to get HD to distant LCD tvs without the something such as one of the genfen extenders?

Any thoughts would help on how to best distribute the signal from the 622 so I can get the biggest range of programming on all televisions?


I purchased a splitter from monoprice and a 50 ft rapidrun cable for the distant HD TV. I have absolutely NO loss in picture quality.
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