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HDMI _IS_ possible to lengthen

by axxies / June 23, 2010 10:14 AM PDT

I am not asking for help, but I thought I should mention the following because I have read on so many forums that this is not possible to lengthen a HDMI cable.

I built a new home in concrete for me and my family. I made some really thought through design for TV, antennas, network etc. Between my special media spot in a fixed bookshelf where I have all kinds of connections (network, antenna connectors etc) I also have empty pipes for HDMI connections. Now to the point.

I've read on several places that it is not possible to lengthen HDMI, but that is completely wrong! In my empty pipes I realized that there would be no space the connector when I pulled the cable through (in all 49' cable), so I had to cut it off. Then I bought HDMI connectors for soldering, but I gave that up because it was sooooo tiny. Instead I bought a new short HDMI cable and just cut it in two pieces. Then I started to solder the cables, taped the cable and finally tested it - it worked like a charm! The quality of the sound and video is as expected (=perfect).

So for those who claims that this is not possible, I just say: sorry guys, you haven't done it yourself. It does work!


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by axxies / June 23, 2010 10:15 AM PDT

It should be "between the media spot and the TV". Happy

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Yes, but...
by axxies / June 23, 2010 8:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Or you can get a.... my case the connector was cut off because there were no room it in the pipe. The amazing thing was that a 49' / 15m cable with both connectors cut off (I had to cut the other one off too to see how it was connected to the cable so both sides were connected the same way), was lengtened.

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How much longer did you make it?
by jcrobso / June 24, 2010 1:17 AM PDT

You didn't give that info. I understand the reason you had to cut the cable and splice to get it through the pipe.
I glad that it is working for you!

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The length
by axxies / June 29, 2010 3:26 AM PDT

How much longer? Well, the cable in the pipe is just below 49' (15 m) and then I bought a 3' (1 m) cable to get the connectors and I didn't use the full length of that cable (I was only interested in the connectors and a small piece of the cable). The total length was about 50' when I was finished.

I am really glad it worked out. My Onkyo TX-SR608 "needs" a TV to be configured properly and it absolutely ROCKS!

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