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Best option to replace HDMI lead

candg

Active Member
2 years after considerable effort in fitting a 10 metre HDMI lead to my 1080p projector the lead has now died. It would be Extremely difficult to replace this. I am wondering about HDMI over CAT 5 cable or wireless HDMI. Any thoughts on best option for a realistic price. ?

Many thanks


Graham
 

Joe Fernand

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candg

Active Member
Thanks for your reply Jo. I do,nt need audio or IR as it,s to a pj. Is there a cheaper option than the one you suggested ?

Cheers again

Graham
 

Joe Fernand

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I doubt many Extenders won’t support audio – HDMI audio is embedded into the video signal and decoded by the Sink device so not much extra burden on the extender to include it or not.

There are lower cost and non IR units around – I’ve linked to the units we have experience of!

Joe

PS It's worth noting too that a lot of the lower cost Extenders require you to have a minimum of 15m of cable between the Tx (transmitter) and Rx (Receiver) as they don’t auto equalize for short or long cable runs.
 

candg

Active Member
Hi Jo, I am thinking about the Octava but still have some concerns about what the quality of CAT 5 for HDMI. Do you have a return policy if I am not satisfied with the results ?

Cheers

Graham
 

Joe Fernand

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If it doesn’t do what you require send it back to your supplier for a full refund – you won’t see any difference between HDMI direct (using a short HDMI<>HDMI cable) and the Octava HDMI over twisted pair solution; there is no compression in the Octava solution.

Joe
 

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