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Need help running signal to patio TV

by brettj01 / November 29, 2012 11:25 PM PST

I'm having a covered patio built on our new house and will be putting a TV out there. What's the best way to get a signal to the TV? I'm not exactly sure yet where the TV will be going and how long of a run it will be. The signal will be coming from a receiver that will be just inside in the living room that will share a wall with the patio.

My best guess is that it will be about a 30-50' run. I've read about HDMI with redmere as well as trying to run it over cat 5/6. Just wanted to see if anyone had opinions or experience doing the same and how it worked out.

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I have a 30 foot HDMI cable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2012 1:37 AM PST

Works but if I was doing what you asked I would be putting the receiver closer to where its needed since the remote control issue is likely to be questioned next.

Since no source devices are noted I think you have an incomplete question.
Bob

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A normal HDMI cable may work just fine
by Pepe7 / November 30, 2012 2:13 AM PST

First try an off the shelf cable that suits the length your project requires. Getting an accurate measurement helps a great deal. I believe the 24AWG 50' cable from Monoprice should work for you, since you probably wont' be sending much 1080p content out there (or, are you using mostly blu ray discs and not cable or satellite programming?). That said, only buy as much cable as you need.

Haven't tried Redmere types yet personally though, but for most applications it still is somewhat overkill.

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