HDMI to Cat5 converter

I don’t know if you’ve looked at HDMI cable prices recently, but they are really expensive. Honeywell is trying to provide a more economical solution with its HDMI to Ethernet converter. Meant for in-wall installations, the HDMI would let one use cheaper Ethernet cables, which are widely available in longer lengths than HDMI ones.

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The general issue with long cables is that the signal deteriorates exponentially beyond 4 yards. While most users don’t have this need, someone wiring a home might. Because the bandwidth requirements for Ethernet are not as tight as HDMI, I didn’t think that this would be such a good idea (especially for 1080p signals), but it might just work, I have not tested it. Please post a comment if you try it.

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