As reddymail said, cat5 is damm cheap as compared to HDMI for a particular distance, plus HDMI looses signal after 4,5 meters I suppose, thats where CAT5 comes in to play. Extenders are expensive, that is what I want to know if the over cost of running cat5 in my House comes lesser than other alternatives.....
Yes that is fairly possible, I knew this for quite a while but, never ventured in to this in detail.........There are products like Trippl Lite, Atlona that have the provision for the same. By extenders I mean adapters that convert the signals. usually we have a complete small kit that has these extenders/boosters at each end of the path, with an HDMI plug. The ends are connectec with cat5/6 cable. You just need to plug in the source (AVR) and destination (HDTV) and thats it.
There are no special requirments as such, but conducts are always good, like I would be running CAT 6 cables all across my house with conduit as the entire wiring would be in wall.
Bumping up the thread in 2018! Does anyone use HDMI extenders over cat6 Ethernet cables in their setup ? I had a few questions.
I want to connect my PC as an input to my TV/projector. Both are in different rooms. Do the HDMI extenders work reliably ? I'm talking about an effective distance of 40 feet or so ( since the cat6 wiring is in the walls, accommodating for that ). Also what's the best resolution I can expect ( 1080p or 4k ? ). Do I need to get the powered HDMI extenders or the non-powered ones. Also, if there was an unmanaged Ethernet switch in between, would the extender still work ?
I mean PC->hdmi cable->extender ->cat6 cable -> ethernet switch ->cat6 cable ->extender ->TV
I am in the same dilemma. I have put 50 feet HDMI cable as well as CAT 6 cable across two rooms so that i can split the signal. Wondering whether to go for HDMI or CAT 6. Also any pointers to a good quality HDMI splitter (Not the generic one found on Amazon).?