Sorry mate, merely looking for a bit of advice. I already deducted myself that it will/will not/might/might not work
I was thinking of getting the switch+cheap HDMI cable temporarily until I can get an AVR+speakers.
If it's very iffy that it'll work then I'll rather just put the money towards an AVR instead of spending it on a lost cause.
After searching through this place some more, I'm leaning more and more towards jumping the gun and getting an AVR before the speakers and then either a decent quality HDMI cable or going for the cat6 solution.
Tried the cable with my PS3, works and the TV says it's displaying 1080p60, then tried it on my HTPC, works up until it loads desktop, then it stops displaying, tried 1080p50 and 1080p60 and it doesn't work, although 720p60 works fine and the HTPC displays 1080p60 perfectly on a shorter cable
Guess I need to order myself a higher quality cable.
With HDMI you cant overdrive from the Source end of the cable run you have to try and minimise the drop across your cable and if that fails you have to lift the signal close to the Sink (Display) with a device that is able to lock to a lower than ideal signal.