Long HDMI run

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  1. oberto

    oberto New Member

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    Need help - Trying to run a 75foot HDMI cable from a Romio - I purchased a hi quality cable and amplifier and still wont work - Any ideas
     
  2. jdm5

    jdm5 Member TCF Club

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    I'm using these - work great. I found them reviewed on avsforum and can confirm they work fine. Not cheap though. Also, the ends are DIRECTIONAL (meaning labeled source and display) - don't reverse them or they won't work -- said from experience after I ran one from my closet, into the attic, through the walls, and to the display only to find it was reversed and didn't work.
     
  3. oberto

    oberto New Member

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    Ouch - Over $300.00 for the cable

    Anyone have a lower cost solution - I need to have 1 romio feed 5 HD tv's
    Main reason is I want Pandora ( app ) to run on all TV's in sync - I tried RCA cable with amplifier and that did not work - - Is there a Network Cat5 solution that would be better
     
  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Probably cheaper. To get the same audio on five televisions, have one source for Pandora. Then run the output of that device to the audio/video inputs of all the televisions. That assumes all TV have an A/V input. But audio coax is cheaper than HDMI.
     
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  5. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    Blue Jeans Cable has quality HDMI cables.
    80 ft for ~ $250


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    Series-1 Facts:

    Where performance over distance is required, our best cable is our original Belden Series-1, a 23.5 AWG HDMI cable. The Series-1 is quite thick and stiff, which is a drawback in terms of installation convenience, but performs better over distance than anything else we have seen--and this is borne out by its independent HDMI certifications. It is certified to the longest distances of any HDMI cable we know of--45 feet for Category 1 ("Standard" speed), 25 feet for Category 2 ("High speed". In actual usage, it ordinarily will work at distances far exceeding these--we have run 1080p video through a 125 foot Series-1 HDMI cable without any information loss, but results will vary depending on the capabilities of the sending and receiving circuits of the devices in use. Like the Series-FE, this HDMI cable uses Belden's patented bonded-pair technology and the cable stock is manufactured at Belden facilities in Kentucky and Indiana; foot for foot, it is the costliest HDMI cable stock in the world to manufacture, but we sell it at a price lower than many "premium" brands that lack the specs and the certifications that this HDMI cable holds. Read more details, or view specs, on our BJC Series-1 Bonded-Pair HDMI Cable.
     
  6. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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  7. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    If I'm running long HDMI, I ALWAYS use a HDBase-T device.

    -KP

    (they don't give those away either...)
     
  8. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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  10. stonewallers

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    Another non-tivo alternative would be to use chromecast which supports Pandora. I've recently synced a bunch of devices using a google home, but you can use just the app on your phone/tablet. A big plus is being able to sync multiple devices without running any cables. (I assume Amazon fire or whatever the apple system is would work as well but I don't use them so unsure)

    There would be some cost in buying 5 dongles but it might be a more flexible solution (and able to cast video as well).
     

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