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    • pjjafc
    • By pjjafc 4th Oct 16, 11:41 AM
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    SkyQ question...
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    • 4th Oct 16, 11:41 AM
    SkyQ question... 4th Oct 16 at 11:41 AM
    I've just had SkyQ installed. I have an HDMI lead and a ethernet cable buried in the wall. The HDMI lead I have buried isn't strong enough to take the 4K feed so the picture jumps. We've had to put a 4K HDMI lead on the outside of the wall but it looks messy.

    Does anyone if you can push a signal through the ethernet or is there any other solution or am I looking like pulling the plaster off the wall.....

    Thanks in advance
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    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 17th Oct 16, 7:55 PM
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    There are actually 4 types of HDMI cable, not 2.

    Standard (Category 1)
    Highspeed (Category 2)
    Standard with Ethernet
    Highspeed with Ethernet

    The Ethernet versions have an additional channel.

    Despite what people say, better quality cables, can make a difference. But mainly just in the length of the cable that will work. It doesn't make a difference to visual quality
    Originally posted by Cycrow

    So, if your cable will be short (about 1metre), there is no gain from buying a better quality cable ?
    • almillar
    • By almillar 18th Oct 16, 1:45 PM
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    So, if your cable will be short (about 1metre), there is no gain from buying a better quality cable ?
    Sortof. I think there should be two general rules you should follow:
    1. The shorter the length, the lower quality cable you can get away with.
    2. The lower the resolution (and frequency/frame rate), the lower quality cable you can get away with.

    So, 1080p on a metre, £1
    4K over 5m, price goes up.
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