Solved running hdmi over cat6

May 19, 2012 at 17:56:38
Specs: Windows 7
I know that you can run hdmi extensions with dual cat6 network cables and conversion boxes, but if I need to run video only, do I still need to run both cat6 lines or can I just run one?

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May 19, 2012 at 19:05:28
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If you are talking about just not running the audio portion of the HDMI then you need to understand that the audio is a very small portion of the signal compared to the video, so the answer is Yes, you DO need both.
I do not know much about the particular device and you can confirm this with the manufacturer's tech support, BUT just understanding a little bit about the signal involved would give you the answer alone. I doubt that the device would work at all with only one connected, but experimenting or asking their tech support would be the only ways to tell for sure.

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May 19, 2012 at 21:02:10
(sigh) That's what I was thinking too. I'm running enough cables as it is and I was hoping to slim that number by one, but I didn't figure it would be as clean cut as "one for video, one for audio". I appreciate the info.

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