Cat5e or Cat6 for HD to HDMI

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  1. bigjoe7

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    Hello all,

    Currently in the process of a house extension. My Aim is to supply 4 new TV areas with the ability of receiving Sky HD and freeview. This is something that I have already done before 7 years ago and the results were ok. I say ok because the feed to the TV did appear to blank out quite abit.

    I have been using the following to allow SKY HD and XBMC to be broadcast to my solitary HD TV connected through a Onkyo AMP.

    http://www.cypeurope.com/store/stor...RX/HDMI-over-CAT5e6-Receiver-with-IR-Receiver

    so 2 parts

    I plan to follow again with the same process by running 3 x cat5e CAS cables to the TV end and COAX PF100 also for Freeview etc per TV. 2cat5e for the HDMI / IR transfer and a 3rd cat5e cable for the Smart TV hookup to the internet.

    Do I need to consider any more cables?

    I have an abundance of cat5e cable from work. I have reels of the stuff.

    So firstly is this correct? Has the technology moved on?

    Secondly Would I be better off discarding the Cat5e it and stumping up the costs for Cat6 cable. Long term am i better off doing this and will this give me more flexibility with the advent of 4k?

    2nd question.

    For each TV to receive SKY HD do I need to ask Sky for 4 Multiroom boxs? Or can the transmissions be split simultaneously from one feed?

    Instead of utilising a HDMI over cat5e is there a matrix or more modular box that can be used to cut down on having a tiny black box at the end of the TV end.

    Apologies if this type of question has been repeated

    Cheers
     
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    I would go Cat6 but use a HdBaseT Single Cat6 4x4 Matrix.

    These would have receivers but they are small enough to fit behind the TV

    If you want the ability to have 4 diffrent SKy channels on any of the TVs then you would need 4 sky boxes, or run Coax satellite from the dish to each location and have a Sky box next to each TV
     

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