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Mike Caldwell

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HDMI splitter and cable length??
« on: January 10, 2014, 08:13:35 pm »

Here's the set up:

 - HDMI from computer to HDMI splitter
 - Splitter feeds two HDMI dual cat5 powered baluns
 - One balun feeds to main sanctuary projector, works good &    looks good.
 - The second balun feeds or was supposed to feed a second remote HDMI splitter.
 - The only way it some what works is to use two in line HDMI
    extenders on the output of the balun before the splitter input.
 -  Two of the TV's off the splitter are on the end of 50 foot
    cables and will work, the third TV is on 75 feet of HDMI cable
    and does not work except and occasional flash of video.
-  The TV on the 75 foot cable is the most important one (of
    course!)
- If you bypass the splitter and go right out of the balun
  including the HDMI extenders the TV on the 75 foot works
  good.
- Tried putting one of their HDMI extenders at the junction of
   50 and 25 foot cables with no luck.
- All of the splitters and HDMI extenders look very consumer'ish
- The baluns are Truelink
- Would more "professional" HDMI equipment take care of the
   issues or are they at and exceeding HDMI cable max length regardless of the distribution equipment?

Thanks
Mike C.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2014, 10:52:25 pm by Mike Caldwell »
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Re: HDMI splitter and cable length??
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 11:28:01 am »

Here's the set up:

 - HDMI from computer to HDMI splitter
 - Splitter feeds two HDMI dual cat5 powered baluns
 - One balun feeds to main sanctuary projector, works good &    looks good.
 - The second balun feeds or was supposed to feed a second remote HDMI splitter.
 - The only way it some what works is to use two in line HDMI
    extenders on the output of the balun before the splitter input.
 -  Two of the TV's off the splitter are on the end of 50 foot
    cables and will work, the third TV is on 75 feet of HDMI cable
    and does not work except and occasional flash of video.
-  The TV on the 75 foot cable is the most important one (of
    course!)
- If you bypass the splitter and go right out of the balun
  including the HDMI extenders the TV on the 75 foot works
  good.
- Tried putting one of their HDMI extenders at the junction of
   50 and 25 foot cables with no luck.
- All of the splitters and HDMI extenders look very consumer'ish
- The baluns are Truelink
- Would more "professional" HDMI equipment take care of the
   issues or are they at and exceeding HDMI cable max length regardless of the distribution equipment?

Thanks
Mike C.
No surprise the 75' length doesn't work; especially if it consists of a 50' and a 25' cable. HDMI cables are guaranteed to work as single lengths with devices directly attached at both ends. Extending them is a crapshoot. Your best chance would be to go 25'-->Booster-->50' (not the other way around). But really, you should be looking at pro devices better designed to do this. Because you've got a remote splitter, I'd be looking at something that accepts a Cat5 input, and outputs both cat5 (for the far TV) and HDMI (for the closer TV's).
« Last Edit: January 13, 2014, 11:30:12 am by Jonathan Kok »
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