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Fred Dorado

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Network to HDMI converter
« on: December 11, 2018, 06:57:18 pm »

looking to run network cable for some projectors and convert it back and forth from HDMI.

Currently all the projectors are running a single RCA style connector for video.

My hope is to just tape a network cable to those and use them as pull through and then us HDMi connections.

What do you like and have had good luck with for converters, mostly focused on budget options for now.

thanks
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Erik Jerde

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Re: Network to HDMI converter
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 07:23:25 pm »

looking to run network cable for some projectors and convert it back and forth from HDMI.

Currently all the projectors are running a single RCA style connector for video.

My hope is to just tape a network cable to those and use them as pull through and then us HDMi connections.

What do you like and have had good luck with for converters, mostly focused on budget options for now.

thanks

HDBaseT is what you're looking for.  Various options out there which can also carry network, IR, RS232, and USB.  Pay attention to your cable length and the resolution specific lengths for specific cable types.  If it's short you can get away with regular cat5e but for long runs you may need to use cat6.  Really long runs do better with fiber based options.
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Re: Network to HDMI converter
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 12:44:55 pm »

thanks. Runs are fairly short, I don't think anything over 75 feet.

Any brand or models to look at or stay away from?

HDBaseT is what you're looking for.  Various options out there which can also carry network, IR, RS232, and USB.  Pay attention to your cable length and the resolution specific lengths for specific cable types.  If it's short you can get away with regular cat5e but for long runs you may need to use cat6.  Really long runs do better with fiber based options.
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Re: Network to HDMI converter
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 08:57:19 am »

thanks. Runs are fairly short, I don't think anything over 75 feet.

Any brand or models to look at or stay away from?

Probably :). Itís a standard so thereís gear from multiple mfgrs out there which should work together.  I usually try to match rx and tx though.  Off the top of my head I can remember using Kramer, Key Digital, and monoprice units successfully.  Iím sure Extron has offerings and my distributors often have no-name rx/tx pairs on sale when I stop in to pick-up equipment.  I havenít used the no-name ones but they canít be much different than the monoprice stuff in terms of quality. 
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