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HDMI - 1080P cable run

by guaranty / July 1, 2009 1:54 AM PDT

I am installing a new HDTV under an outside patio. The hardware (AV receiver, sat rec, Blu Ray, etc.) are located in a closet in home. Need to run approx 115' of (underground in conduit) cable to outdoor HDTV and want to be able to receive 1080P (not just 1080i) on outside HDTV.

Can this be done? If so, any tech suggestions?

Thank you.
Allen

SYS INFO:
new Onkyo TXHR 706 AV Receiver
new Sharp 47" 1080P HDTV
new Samsung Blu Ray player
DirecTV sat dish with HD receiver

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Wirelessly
by givemeaname / July 1, 2009 6:07 AM PDT
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It would push the HDMI to the limits and also finding one that long would be costly, even a cheap brand.

Look at getting a 'Sling Box' to hook the DVR, Bluray and whatever else you have to make them wireless and then a 'SlingCatcher' hooked up to the TV. You just want to makesure it is in range of the SlingBox, I think the range is like 200ft, but check on that!!!

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HDMI
by guaranty / July 1, 2009 7:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Wirelessly

Thank you very much for the advise. Will follow-through.

Regards.

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HDMI Repeater
by WildClay / July 1, 2009 6:42 AM PDT
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You can get an hdmi repoeater that gives a 200' range will full features, they are expensive. Look at www.cablestogo.com then product Product #: 40383

It is a couple hundred bucks, you might find them cheaper if you hunt around.

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Run sheilded CAT5
by gabereyes / July 1, 2009 1:46 PM PDT
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cat5e? cat6?
by Pepe7 / July 2, 2009 1:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Run sheilded CAT5

I found this thread at AVS interesting, but it didn't arrive at any particular conclusion regarding absolute cabling needs-

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=927050

In your experience would there be any particular advantage running some sort of 'active' HDMI cable vs more passive solutions? At least at this 100'+ run(?) My friend asked me about repeaters for his HT and I didn't have enough info to really say either way.

-Pedro

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Cat 5 is fine
by gabereyes / July 2, 2009 1:26 PM PDT
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but you could run Cat6 to be safe, you might just have an extra wire.

there's no down fall with having extra wires.

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