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HDMI over RG6 or Cat5e

My satellite receiver has HDMI output and I want to send it via structured wiring from a central control room to HDMI TV's in other rooms. The wiring in the walls to these locations are 3 - Cat5e and 1 - RG6 coax to each location. What converters would you recommend? If it makes no difference I would prefer to send it over the RG6 so the Cat5e are available for other uses. I will also need either a switch in the control room or a signal amplifier so the signal from the satellite receiver can go to 3 different rooms. Your feed back is much appreciated.

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Possible partial answer

The wireless approach is a possible partial answer, but I would prefer to limit the number of wireless signals in the house, I will have lots as is. If I want to watch two different programs on two different TVs I believe I'll need two satellite receivers. I know I can send HDMI signal using 2 - Cat5e. I'm wondering who makes a good converter system and whether I can run it through coax with converters at each end.

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The link noted both wired and wireless

But specifically showed the wired version by Monoprice. You did ask for coax or Cat5e. So I offered something CNET wrote up.

If you want coax, look on Amazon.com for said product and check reviews.

Post was last edited on February 7, 2018 7:16 AM PST

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Monoprice options

Thanks. Monoprice may have options that I haven't seen. They do have HDMI over Cat5e converters. The Monoprice option referred to in the article involved boosting and doubling the HDMI signal so it could run to two TVs using HDMI cable.

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Coax will require you to ask more questions

That I can't answer. The HDMI to COAX systems will have you asking how to split to more than one receiver but HDMI means HDCP so it's tricky going here due to HDCP rules. HDMI, HDCP are pretty locked to single stream and splitters can be hit or miss so I always defer to the makers.

http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-3488372/hdmi-coax-hdmi.html notes some coax solutions, not cheap but with IR links too. Call those makers to see what they offer to solve your system needs.

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