With CAT 5 and CAT6 network cable costing in the region of £70 for 305m (1000ft) it is ideal for transferring HDMI over long distances,.

An HDMI over CAT6 extender will allow you to extend an HDMI connection using CAT 5e or CAT 6 network cable as a transmission medium. The advantages of using this type of cable rather than HDMI are that you can alter the length of your cable and it is very cheap in comparision wih full HDMI cabling, CAT6 cable is easy to hide in a house, behind walls under floors etc. Network cables are also very easy to terminate and can be done at home by the consumer, an HDMI cable on the other hand would be extremely difficult to terminate.


HDMI over CAT 6 extenders come in a variety of versions, cheaper units around the £50 mark require 2 network cables between the units and will allow HDMI to be transferred over 30m to 60m. Extenders with a single network cable connection cost around £80 – £100 and support 1080p HDMI up to around 50m.

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