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How Far Can My HDMI Cable Reach?

Remember what life was like before high definition video and sound? You’re probably wondering how your parents managed to watch television back in the day or even kept themselves entertained at all. Well, we’re thankful that technology has come such a long way, but if you’re maxing out your wires and are going beyond their limitations you may start to feel like you’re living back in the 1970s.

When is an HDMI Network Not Enough?

So, you’re thinking about adding an outdoor television to your deck or patio this summer or you’re planning on slapping an addition onto the back of the house. You know you’re going to need an HDMI cable to provide viewers with crystal clear audio and video, but you don’t know how far that cable will reach. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

It may come as no surprise that the quality of your audio and video will diminish over long distances. This is the exact reason why that amazing resolution your 4K TV claims to have isn’t looking so amazing all the way in that room at the front of the house.

How Can I Extend Audio and Video Signals?

So, how can you extend your HDMI network? You can opt for baluns, but there is a cleaner and less complicated alternative - the HDBaseT.

What is an HDBaseT, you ask? You can connect an A/V receiver to your 4K TV and it has the ability to transmit high quality content over distances up to 328 feet away. That old HDMI network will likely only work up to 50 feet before the signal begins to fade out and that’s just not going to cut it.

Have additional questions about your electronic equipment cables? Feel free to give the expert electricians at Lon Lockwood Electric a call today! (585) 766-4702.