Anyone used an ethernet or coax HDMI extender?

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  1. Soulweeper

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    I have an HR24 in my bedroom, that now feeds a 50" Vizio, and also has a coax going under the house to a small crt tv on the kitchen counter. It's time we upgrade that to a small HDTV, and will need HDMI to connect to it.

    There are both HDMI over ethernet, and HDMI over coax, with the coax kits being a little pricier.
    If anyone has tried either, or both....have you had good results?
    Like anything else, you get what you pay for, so I intend to get one of the better units, just not sure which.

    I could get a 50' HDMI cable, and ends, and terminating tool, but seems unnecessary, and has it's own potential problems.

    Thanks, in advance!
     
  2. west99999

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    They both work. Coax converter is way more expensive for the ones I've priced.
     
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  3. videojanitor

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    I use an HDMI-over-Ethernet device for a run of approximately 80 feet. It’s been in service for about five years and I’ve never had any trouble with it — works great.
     
  4. Soulweeper

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    Yep, definitely noticed they're significantly pricier.
     
  5. Soulweeper

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    Good to know. Happen to know what brand you got, and is is powered, single ethernet??
    I'm looking at this one
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OZV04BK/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_4?smid=A1AMUYYA3CT6HJ&psc=1

    They also have a few at monoprice. Probably all essentially the same.
     
  6. inkahauts

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    If you can fit the head through just get a 50’ redmere hdmi cable.
     
  7. Soulweeper

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    Nah......it goes through bedroom floor, and up through kitchen floor, inside a cabinet, and right now, just a 3/8 hole in the corner, out of sight. That would a bigger hole than I care to make.
     
  8. P Smith

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    There are RJ-45 extenders of 1/8 price... like this "Riipoo HDMI to RJ45 Network Extender Converter Adapter, 30M HDMI to Dual RJ45 Network Cable Extender, Splitter, Repeater by Cat 5e Cat 6 1080P for HDTV HDPC PS3 STB"
     
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    looks good and not that expensive
     
  11. Soulweeper

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    Just don't think I'd trust that, as many of the cheaper ones get not so great reviews. You get what you pay for, and not saying it doesn't work, and also not saying a person has to drop a Benjamin on it either, but that looks iffy. That's just me though. :)
     
  12. P Smith

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    we don't know how deep is your pocket :)
    take any extender and share your particular experience with us here
     
  13. videojanitor

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    The one I have is made by Atlona. It's an older one though, which has been discontinued. As I recall, it was a bit pricey, at around $200 for the two units. Both ends are powered, and uses a single ethernet cable. As other folks have noticed, there's a lot of these things out there, with a wide range in price points. I'd just pick one that gets a high number of good reviews, and then get ready to return it if it doesn't work as expected.
     
  14. P Smith

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    the criteria I would support, but not the price
     
  15. Soulweeper

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    Oh they're not deep, haha. I'd just be a little skeptical of those ones on Ebay. The powered ones do get pricey. I need to see those blue ones on Amazon or Monoprice, and read a few reviews. I have to run ethernet under the house anyway, so maybe. I've read reviews of the power ones where people had issues too. Nothing is perfect, that's why I asked here. It's going to be a small tv, in the kitchen, so it won't take much to blow away the little crt that has been in there, but don't want any issues, if I can avoid them. :)
     
  16. Soulweeper

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    Yep......thanks!
     
  17. slice1900

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    It has always worked perfectly for me, on a cat5e run of about 50', plus two short patch cables and two cat5e couplers. YMMV. If you have a really long run you'll want one of the more expensive ones that requires power, so it can boost the signal, but otherwise I'd recommend people try one of these before assuming they won't work. Its only $11, if it doesn't work that's only 5% on top of one of those $200 Atlona pairs also mentioned...
     
  18. Soulweeper

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    Oh I agree. I'm not saying they don't work, just skeptical, as it's so cheap. Like I said, I have to run ethernet under the house anyway, for either, and it is probably a total of 50 feet, give or take but the time it gets to both devices. And you're getting 1080P, no problem?
     
  19. slice1900

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    I haven't tested its exact limits, but I know it works for 720p, 1080i, and 1080p24/30.

    If you are looking for something you don't need today, search eBay for one of those that has the exact same picture of the two blue dongles but is shipped direct from China - you can find them at half the price if you are willing to wait 3-4 weeks for shipment.

    I'm willing to bet the reason these are so cheap is because they probably use a gigabit ethernet PHY on each end. That would limit it to a gigabit of bandwidth, but that's enough for any of the formats I listed above - but not for 1080p60 which I did not test (it would also fail for stuff like 1080p24 4:4:4)
     
  20. Soulweeper

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    Yeah, my needs aren't that demanding, just need to get rid of the 9"crt, and go to a 19" widescreen, and let the HR24 do what it's supposed to do, haha.
     

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