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run HDMI over VGA link (with converters)?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by CSGardner, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. CSGardner

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    Does anyone know if its possbile (with converters of course) to run a digital HDMI connection (or DVI for that matter) over a central 'VGA backbone cable'?

    i.e HDMI to VGA plug converter - VGA link cable - VGA to HDMI plug converter

    The reason for the question is that I (like many people) have a home cinema installed with analogue cables - in my case I have both VGA and COMPONENT running through walls/ceilings etc. (Van Damme - bought from the very nice Joe Fernand). Thats 5-8 separate cores (if you combine both cables). Surely thats enough for HDMI - which I suspect uses far less that that many pins?

    Anyone tried this? - I'd guess there would be a lot of people with current installs which worry about SKY's threat to only offer HD programming with HDCP encryption ==> digital cables only.

    Thanks for any info/comment

    Charles Gardner
     
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