Question Having problems with HDMI through ethernet-Cat 6 cable problem

Rob_110

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Hello,
I have a ethernet cable integrated in the wall that i had to put RJ 45 connectors on. I tested it out connecting my computer to one end and the router to the other, and it works. Even speed tested.
I want to use this cable to do HDMI through ethernet, however, when I connect it , it doesn't transmit the HDMI signal. I've checked the setup of the transmitter and receiver using another CAT 6 to connect them and it works. The transmitter and receiver are rated for 60 meters and i don't think the cable inside the wall spans more than 20meters. So my question is if there are CAT 6 cables that transmit internet but do not work with HDMI though ethernet.
Thank you in advance
 

kanewolf

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Hello,
I have a ethernet cable integrated in the wall that i had to put RJ 45 connectors on. I tested it out connecting my computer to one end and the router to the other, and it works. Even speed tested.
I want to use this cable to do HDMI through ethernet, however, when I connect it , it doesn't transmit the HDMI signal. I've checked the setup of the transmitter and receiver using another CAT 6 to connect them and it works. The transmitter and receiver are rated for 60 meters and i don't think the cable inside the wall spans more than 20meters. So my question is if there are CAT 6 cables that transmit internet but do not work with HDMI though ethernet.
Thank you in advance
Yes there could be a cable that will work with ethernet but not HDMI. To do ethernet, the cable only has to meet cat5e spec. But the HDMI requires actual cat6a spec. Since you terminated the cable, that is the most likely problem. I would recommend terminating with cat6a keystone rather than RJ45s.
 

Rob_110

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Yes there could be a cable that will work with ethernet but not HDMI. To do ethernet, the cable only has to meet cat5e spec. But the HDMI requires actual cat6a spec. Since you terminated the cable, that is the most likely problem. I would recommend terminating with cat6a keystone rather than RJ45s.
So even though the connection works for ethernet the termination might not be good enough for HDMI even though it is a CAT 6 cable?
Are there any cat6a keystones you recommend?
 

kanewolf

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So even though the connection works for ethernet the termination might not be good enough for HDMI even though it is a CAT 6 cable?
Are there any cat6a keystones you recommend?
Yes, cat6 or 6a is not JUST the cable. It is also the terminations. The key is to minimize the untwisted wire.
You should also check the specs of the HDMI adapters to see if they require cat6 or cat6a.
 

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