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HELP WITH NEW SET UP FOR MULTIPLE TV's

by lordroger / December 31, 2012 1:06 AM PST

Hi
I don't really know where to ask this question but hopefully someone will see it and be able to help me. I am trying to set up a new 'video system' for our church, basically a Powerpoint presentation run on a laptop and shown on 3 LED TV's. There is no requirement for normal TV channels or the internet.
Due to the distance from the laptopto the TV's I was hoping there may be a wireless solution if I buy DLNA TV's with Lan connections? Or if I have to use cables, can I use Cat 5 with HDMI convertors as this is smaller and easier to conceal plus the HDMI cables would need to be over 30 mtrs long.
Any help would be much appreciated but please keep it simple, this is not my field of expertise.

Many thanks and Happy New Year to everyone

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Use VGA if possible
by Pepe7 / December 31, 2012 1:44 AM PST

Since you are not running exotic high def moving content VGA may be cheaper
To work with.

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Hopefully this will help you
by wkbmarine / February 28, 2014 2:09 PM PST

I hope you found your solution by now but, if not, I hope this will help you out some. God Bless!

http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Extender-over-Cat5e-Cables/dp/B003LZA95W/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top $16.99
(Doesn't require power, uses 2 Cat 5e or Cat 6 runs, low cost, DEFINITELY would be my choice if I needed this solution)

http://www.sfcable.com/VHE1-50.html?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=productads $110.00
(powered (helps with longer runs), only requires 1 Cat 5e or Cat 6 run)

http://www.opentip.com/Electronics/Monoprice-Hdmi-Extender-Using-Cate-Cat-Cable-Extend-Upto-Ft-p-3742873.html?utm_source=amazonads&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=MNP-8121&utm_campaign=AmazonProductAds $20.00
(Requires 2 Cat5 or Cat6 Cables to be run between devices, not powered but still rated for 30 meters/ 98 feet)

http://www.sfcable.com/HDMI-EXTC.html?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=productads $49.95
(Lower cost for a powered unit)

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Keep in mind that...
by Pepe7 / March 1, 2014 12:42 AM PST

...a lot of the lower cost extenders do not always work well as described. I'd also sway anyone from going with any type of non-powered version for reliability. If you note the ages of the above products, I'd also suggest that a more recent version be selected that supports the newer flavors of HDMI to be on the safe side for compatibility, especially if you run different types of inputs/newer cable or sat boxes, etc.

FWIW, this thread is over a year old too Wink

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