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  1. Doobrey

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    ok guys,

    Need some honest advice. Bought a lovely 4k projector, uhd550x.

    Now my dilema. 15m cable run.

    I need options pls, i can of course purchase a 15m fibre hdmi cable, but is there such thing as a copper cable called ultra hdmi that can go 4k over 15m?

    I tried cheap cat6 hdmi extenders, but didnt work for me, but happy to have these as as a suggestion.

    Whats the gig guys? How do i get this to work?
     
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    Plenty Standard Speed Copper cables called all sorts of things at 15m - still highly unlikely they will deliver a 4K UHD signal to your Projector.

    Often the longer lengths (8m+) of cables Certified as High Speed are advertised along with the shorter lengths with a foot note indicating the longer lengths do not meet the High Speed Certification.

    The only Certified (by HDMI.org) categories are Standard, High Speed and Premium High Speed - no mention of ‘Ultra’ anywhere.

    Whatever you go with have a plan which allows easy replacement of a damaged, failed or obsolete cable.

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    Thanks for coming back to quickly Joe!

    So could you recommend me a solution please? Fibre appears to me to be the best option available today, 15m is around £199 I believe.

    What do you think about CAT6 in the walls with some sort of HDMI extenders? Any good reviews on those? I am open to options.

    Cheers,

    Chad.
     
  4. Joe Fernand

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    HDMI over CAT6 - the most stable solutions are based around the HDBaseT (HDBT) technology. The latest (Gen 2.0) HDBT chip set caters for 4K UHD using 'visually lossless' compression by Lattice Semiconductors technology - certified units are very expensive (many in excess of £1K).

    Ruipro Hybrid Fibre are what we supply and install where an HDMI cable is an option and so far we have had great results.

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    Another option which may be cheaper depending on how you cable is run, is to buy 2 x 7.5m ultra rated cables and an Ultra HDMI extender/amplifier (You will need to have mains power available to run the extender/amplifier) to join the 2 cables together.

    Bill
     
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    '2 x 7.5m ultra rated cables' - that would be 2 x High Speed or Premium High Speed cables :)

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