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    HDMI Cable Length

    My laptop is kaput.

    I'd like to watch Cyclone TV on my main HDTV, located about 35-feet from my desktop. If I spend the cash on a 35-ft HDMI cable, will I have any difficulties with: transmission; resolution; functionality?


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    Re: HDMI Cable Length

    No, I have a 25ft run to my projector and haven't had any issues.



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    Re: HDMI Cable Length

    You shouldn't have any issues.

    Also, don't "spend the cash" on buying one in store. Go to a place like Amazon and you'll see lots of 50 foot cables that cost $20-$25 and have great reviews.



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    Re: HDMI Cable Length

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    You shouldn't have any issues.

    Also, don't "spend the cash" on buying one in store. Go to a place like Amazon and you'll see lots of 50 foot cables that cost $20-$25 and have great reviews.

    This. Length doesn't matter. Get it as cheap as you can, because they're all the same on the inside.

    (are we still talking about HDMI cables?)


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    Re: HDMI Cable Length

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    This. Length doesn't matter. Get it as cheap as you can, because they're all the same on the inside.

    (are we still talking about HDMI cables?)
    Keep telling yourself that...


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    Re: HDMI Cable Length

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    You shouldn't have any issues.

    Also, don't "spend the cash" on buying one in store. Go to a place like Amazon and you'll see lots of 50 foot cables that cost $20-$25 and have great reviews.
    Monoprice.com has a 40-ft for $62 + tax. Does that seem reasonable?



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    Re: HDMI Cable Length

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman38 View Post
    Keep telling yourself that...
    What I meant to say is, "There's no such thing as too long."

    How's that?


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    Re: HDMI Cable Length

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Whoa! Thanks Ian! who says goofing from work doesn't pay!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Whoa! Thanks Ian! who says goofing from work doesn't pay!!
    it always pays if you spend that time on CF.


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    Re: HDMI Cable Length

    Only trial and error will prove if 35 ft will work with your devices. If the signal isn't strong enough, you may have trouble getting the TV to sync/handshake with the source device.

    I haven't used one of these, but they may help. For only $11.25 each when QTY 50+ purchased - HDMI® Active Equalizer Extender Repeater - Extend Up to 100FT | HDMI Couplers



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    Re: HDMI Cable Length

    Quote Originally Posted by blizzisu View Post
    Only trial and error will prove if 35 ft will work with your devices. If the signal isn't strong enough, you may have trouble getting the TV to sync/handshake with the source device.

    I haven't used one of these, but they may help. For only $11.25 each when QTY 50+ purchased - HDMI® Active Equalizer Extender Repeater - Extend Up to 100FT | HDMI Couplers

    So I would need two HDMI cables, coupled with this extender? correct?



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    Re: HDMI Cable Length

    Monoprice!! Only place to buy cables!


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    Re: HDMI Cable Length

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    So I would need two HDMI cables, coupled with this extender? correct?
    Using the cable I linked to above, theoretically anyway, you wouldn't need a repeater:

    Maximum data length based on gauge of wire.
    0 to 50 Meters Over HDMI® Cable, 24 AWG



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