I'm in the process of rigging one of my PCs to be usable as a desktop in my study or as a gaming PC in the living room.
To do this I intended to use hdmi via Ethernet adaptors to run the signal from my GTX570 through two 15m cat6 cables under the floor to my tv, accompanied by a usb over Ethernet cable to give me a hub for controllers, etc.
The problem I have encountered while testing everything is that the tv is getting no signal with the 15m Ethernet cables.
It works fine with shorter lengths of cable, which I suspect means that the issue is my video card not outputting a strong enough signal (the adaptors can support up to 150m of Ethernet cable apparently and is compatible with cat6, so I don't think the issue is there.)
So, with this being the issue, and me needing to use 15m lengths of cable, I was hoping if anyone who has experience with this kind of thing could help me, as I know we have some cluey duders here. My thoughts on potential solutions:
- 15m hdmi cable - would this have any input lag issues? Would I have the same signal problem?
- buy a powered hdmi signal booster (any experience with these? Any potential issues with the hdmi over ethernet?)
- Buy powered hdmi to Ethernet adaptors (not preferred unless I need to due to cost)
- upgrade the video card (will be happening in the next 6 months anyway, but not ideal right now due to cost)
Anyway, I hope someone can help. I've found a lot of conflicting data online while researching this stuff, and I would trust people here more than some random Tom's Hardware forum post from 2011.