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HMDI Cable - Signal Booster

by shakeynotequlia / August 29, 2015 6:08 PM PDT


I have a 50 foot HDMI cable running from a closet to my TV. When I connect DirecTV in the closet and use this cable the TV does not receive a signal for 1080i or 1080p resolution. This long cable does work for 480i and 480p.

I placed the DirecTV set top box adjacent to the TV and used a different (3 foot) HDMI cable and 1080i and 1080p worked perfectly, thus eliminating the set top box or the TV as being the issue.

Is there anything I can do to get the 1080p to run through this cable? Does this sound like a typical issue? Does any technology exist to solve this problem? I want to replace the cable in the wall as a last resort.

Thank You,

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I don't think I am getting the whole picture.
by Oldartq / August 30, 2015 5:44 AM PDT

How is it possible for you to get that box so close to your tv so easily but yet you need such long hdmi cable?

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when I still lived in a small condo...
by Pepe7 / August 30, 2015 6:40 AM PDT

...I didn't have the luxury of being able to hide my components in a (media) closet, then run wires throughout the house. My guess is, that is what the OP may be referring to. Hide them if you can get away with it Wink


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Yes. HDBaseT
by Pepe7 / August 30, 2015 6:42 AM PDT
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Probably not as good but...
by Oldartq / August 31, 2015 6:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes. HDBaseT
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