HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is the technology responsible for enhancing digital audiovisual entertainment the world over. The technology provides state of the art signal quality at speeds in excess of 10.3 gigabytes per second. This is possible because of the nineteen cables enclosed inside one HDMI cable. An HDMI cable provides twice the bandwidth actually required for transmission of audiovisual signals.
You may want to connect your HDMI devices over long distances. Here we have discussed trouble shooting tips for taking care of problems in transmission through long HDMI cables.
Performance of a long HDMI cable
If you want to connect your HDMI device over a distance of 50 feet then you will have to do so using extra long HDMI cables. You can get lengthy HDMI cables which have been pre-tested for high performance between distances of 50 to 100 feet. They even promise to offer a resolution of 1080p. But a long HDMI cable depends on its own material strength to be able to transmit signals over such long distances. Sometimes, you will run across two different HDMI cables of the same specifications from the same manufacturer but they will perform differently.
To solve connectivity problems of such long distances what you need to do is to find a retailer who will let you try a replacement just in case your current purchase does not work well. This way, you can try two or more long HDMI cables to find the best one.
It’s worth noting that you may need to purchase an equaliser and a signal booster to be able to transmit over such distances. The signal booster will push the signal over the length of the cable and the equaliser improves signal quality and strengthens it.