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Samsung BluRay set up withCable Box

by jhnhorvath / December 27, 2009 2:31 AM PST

HH Greg has recommended the use of a HDMI Splitter as a means of avoiding an additional long HDMI cable direct from the BluRay box to the Samsung TV. The adduitional cable would require routing thru the floor ,across 10 feet and up the chimney box..........douable but troublesome. Anyone using an HDMI splitter for this purpose ??

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by givemeaname / December 27, 2009 5:00 AM PST

A splitter just makes one port into 2 or more ports, does nothing to reduce the cable runs. A spliter would cost about the same as a 'long' run HDMI & you can not run HDMI over 100ft without a booster, those are costly.

You would still have to run an IR repeater so you can control the player, too.

Just move the bluray player to where the tv is...

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Samsung BluRay set up with cable box
by jhnhorvath / December 27, 2009 5:18 AM PST
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Unfortunately the TV is mounted above the fireplace and there is no romm on the mantle to put the BluRay. If I do find a place near the Tv for the BluRay and the HDMI cable is ths all that is required ?
Tanks for your response !

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by givemeaname / December 27, 2009 5:34 AM PST

HDMI carries audio also, one cable does it all & a power outlet.

You can get 25ft HDMI cables cheap.. How much cable run do you need?

Cheap good cables (do NOT buy Moster cable, waste of money)

www.monoprice.com
www.bluejeanscables.com

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Samsung BluRay set up with cable box
by jhnhorvath / December 27, 2009 6:45 AM PST
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Per your suggestion, I was able to set the BluRay up with a short HDMI cable into the Samsung TV and it does work from the left side of the fireplace and TV. Unfortunately, this cuts out the Onkyo receiver and the 7.1 ceiling mounted sdpeakers and plays sound only thru the TV speaker. I would like to have the BluRay sound come thru the 7.1 system obviously.
I am not concerned about the length of the HDMI cable down thru the floor,etc, etc and I know cables can be had relatively cheaply on the web..........its the trouble fishing it down thru over and up the fireplace box and to the TV. Then the question of mating thru the system remains.

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by givemeaname / December 27, 2009 7:18 AM PST

" its the trouble fishing it down thru over and up the fireplace box and to the TV. Then the question of mating thru the system remains."


That is part of wall mounting a tv and having a 'clean look', it is a pain in the *** to add or replace a cable. You can get a slingbox & sling chatcher to do it wireless, that is about $400-500 there.

You never brought up the reciever into the mix.

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Samsung BluRay set up with cable box
by jhnhorvath / December 27, 2009 8:18 AM PST
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My bad for not describing the entire set up to start with.
I have an Onkyo 7.1 receiever and Direct TV high def box connected to four ceiling mounted and a center mounted ( below the Samsung 46" TV )speaker.
The long HDMI cable runs from the TV down inside the fireplace box,. through the floor over about 12 feet up thru the floor and out the wall to the receiver and cable boxes. It was my original hope to place the BluRay with the aother boxes and by so doing be able to wire it thru the receiver and enjoy the sound system. I certainly can run another Long HDMI cable if absolutely required, assuming it results in utilizing the full sound system.

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When you do it
by givemeaname / December 27, 2009 10:23 AM PST

It would be best for the long-term to "drop" a secondary or even a 3rd HDMI cable, so say in 2 or 3 years you want to add something else, a computer say, do not have go throught hassle agian, it will be right there ready to go.

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