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Baluns using existing cat5e network/switches?

dodfaefife

Active Member
Evening all.
My flat has an existing cat5e network throughout terminating in a switch.
I'd like to mirror my lounge Sky HD feed to the kitchen (which has a spare network port).

I've read a few threads which described running cat5 to baluns but these seemed to be exclusively point-to-point runs and so, wouldn't work across my switched network. Is this still the case or have they improved?

Any advice welcome.
 

simon194

Well-known Member
Baluns use their own protocol which isn't IP compatible.

To run over an IP network you will need to use HDMI over IP kit such as this for example. You will also need to have a gigabit network if you want better than 720p.
 

dodfaefife

Active Member
Ouch! £500 isn't going to happen. Thanks for clearing that point up. I never appreciated the difference in protocols. That explains the point-to-point use of cat5. Plan b required.
 
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logiciel

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Wireless HD videosenders are dropping in price - under £100 now.
 

wysinawyg

Active Member
If you have access to he switch you could always just pull the wires out and get some male to male RJ45 connectors.
 

dodfaefife

Active Member
If you have access to he switch you could always just pull the wires out and get some male to male RJ45 connectors.
Sorry. How does that help me transmit HDMI across IP network?
 

dodfaefife

Active Member
Wireless HD videosenders are dropping in price - under £100 now.
Yes Might have to check them out. See if anyone can recommend one. Might be easiest route.
 

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