HDMI/DVI Cable - Whats the longest you can get without any effect to the picture

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Found 17th Apr 2009
Looking to extend the distance of my base unit to TV, without any loss in picture, if that makes any sense?

Techie's, help me out please!

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i thought as they were digital (1s and 0s) as opposed to analogue signal, that there was no loss in quality

I have used a 10 metre.

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tonyg1962;4956536

I have used a 10 metre.



What's the picture like?

How much it set you back?

With HDMI cable you get no loss of signal so they either work or they dont,The ones i had were bought at auction and were un named so were very cheap but unfortunately i dont have any left

10mtr ones are fine, ive used both a single 10m cable and 2 5m ones joined together without problems.. you would need to have a very long (100m? guessing the same as utp cat 5 for signal loss) cable before you start needing a repeater or something..

There's no clearcut answer for this - while hdmi is digital, the signal will degrade and over longer lengths the quality of the cable will be more of an issue. How long a cable are you looking for? I'd have thought 15m would be fine, probably squeeze up to 30m (with one like this amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21) however any more than that and you'll probably be looking at extender/amplifiers or changing to cat5.

John

I've got one of ]these and happy with it especially at a cost of £11.73.
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