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HDMI cable length / HDMI switch

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by swbca, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. swbca

    swbca Cool Member

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    HDMI is new to me with the new Hopper/Joey installation. In order to get NetFlix and Amazon-prime movies, I am adding a RoKu3 as a second HDMI source to a 19" Samsung in the kitchen. The TV doesn't have 2 HDMI inputs so I need to use a switch.

    The question . . . I already have a 35' HDMI cable between the Joey and the TV because the Joey is located centrally in the house so it can be controlled by 3 DishTV 40.0 remote controls used in different rooms viewing modulated output.

    If I add more total HDMI length (35'+5') with the switch connection near the TV, is the difference in picture quality just 'theoretical' or could I see the difference in quality. Assuming the switch is of reasonable quality. I could probably replace the 35' cable with a 25' cable if it would make a visible difference.

    I suppose this is an unanswerable question
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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  3. wpsr2005

    wpsr2005 New Member

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    You can run HDMI on a high quality cable, up to 45 feet, and potentialy up to 50 without issues. You should be fine at 35 + 5, but try to use a nice high quality cable, to insure minimal issues will occur.
     
  4. ts7

    ts7 Mentor

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    I agree - you should be OK at that distance assuming you are using high quality cable. While I have no experience with the Hopper/Joey, I have run HDMI as far as 100' with some success though I would not suggest anything over 50' without a repeater or other other extender technology.

    Personally I have had good luck with the cables and gear from monoprice.com and they offer long cable lengths but there are a lot of other good sources too.
     
  5. tommiet

    tommiet Godfather

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    I have 100 feet of HDMI cable AND amplified switch feeding my tv in my bedroom from a Hopper. Full 1080i HD. Switch and cable for less than $100.00 from monoprice. Or you can use Cat5 cable/adapters for even less.
     

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