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    Longest HDMI run?

    I'd like to run a long HDMI lead from Sky Box to my bedroom but I'd appreicate some real world info 1st

    Has anyone run a long HDMI lead sucessfully - is so how long - where'd you get the cable?

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    I with a high grade cable I have a run of 15Meters to my projector. I believe you need a repeter if you need longer.

    edit, I also think you can go longer (20M without repeter) if you don't need the full 1080p (sky isnt so maybe)
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    oh it should be at least 24 awg, I got mine from ebay for under £20.

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    Not a direct answer to your question, but an interesting read: All HDMI Cables are the Same! Or are they… – Full Test | HD Guru

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    You can get HDMI over CAT6 extender kits including IR for about £60 from CPC, be warned they need 2 runs of CAT6 not just 1 like VGA

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    how long - where'd you get the cable?
    15 metres from Blue Jeans Cable.

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    I've run a 20m HDMI cable, with a powered splitter. Don't buy cheap unpowered splitters, they just don't work!

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    We've got 15m to a hall projector - signal qulity is perfect compared to the poor unboosted VGA lead that runs with it.

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    Well who believes that this magic device does will do what it says on the packet
    HDMI Extender - HDMI Cable Repeater up to 40m Only £11.99 at TVCables

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Well who believes that this magic device does will do what it says on the packet
    HDMI Extender - HDMI Cable Repeater up to 40m Only £11.99 at TVCables

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    Interesting, looks like it might work but I'd use a low AWG cable and try not to daisychain them together HDMI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 5VDC ad 50mA is not that much, the thicker the wire uesd the longer it will go without the need for the extender, examples HDMI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia & Ask An Installer: HDMI 1.3 Cable Length Limit | Sound and Vision Magazine
    Last edited by SYNACK; 3rd July 2012 at 06:06 PM.

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