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Old January 31st, 2011, 11:22 PM   #1
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HDMI to Cat5 Converters ?

I'm looking for recommendations, brand/model, of HDMI converters that people have good success with.

I need to take HDMI out to the video village over 70 feet away from the camera and I sure don't want to try and get there with an HDMI cable.

Anyone ?
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Old February 1st, 2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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You can do 70' easily with a good quality SDI cable. I suspect that would be a better solution for you.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 01:27 PM   #3
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I'm aware I could use SDI but I need to use CAT5.

Anyone have any recommendations ?
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Old February 1st, 2011, 05:39 PM   #4
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Markertek has this...

Atlona AT-HD4-V40SRS HDMI v1.3 Over Single Cat5 Extender

Maybe search there for this item..

Obstreperous Rex please forgive me if this info is not allowed.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 12:19 AM   #5
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Thanks for recommendation. Is this based on experience ?

The price seems in line with what I was expecting and the specs look good.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 07:05 PM   #6
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Nope, just ran across it and...

I thought the specs looked good too.

Please let me know what you end up using and how well it works.

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Old February 8th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #7
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I find the Atlona *slightly* better than IOGear but NEITHER get close to their 100 foot rating for 1080 video. I have 2 runs of 75' cable and neither Atlona nor IOGear would give me a signal. I can get around this by running a direct shot of 50' but that gets in the way. Your best bet is a 75' HDMI cable, downscale the output to 720p or less or something much more expensive. And you must have Cat 6 cable for the best signal.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info Steve. It's discouraging though because I need to make some very long runs. Definitely exceeding 75'.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #9
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Hi, Kirk...............

It might be worth investigating Free Space Optical if your cicumstances permit its use and it fits the budget.

It can crank out 1080 up to 2 miles away and not a cable in sight..

Just a thought.


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Old February 9th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #10
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Interesting approach but it looks like it would have to be line-of-sight. I can't count on that being available in every circumstance I need to cover the distance.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 10:48 PM   #11
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Most definately line of site............

but, as I said, it depended on your circumstances and budget.

However, getting a (temporary) Cat 5/6 link from the transmitter to the roof is always a better bet than to a mile away.

Give it some thought and check it out, the things are popping up in amazing places.

Just wish finding them (manufacturers/ suppliers) on the web wasn't such a hassle, buried in learned papers on the subject as most searches are.


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