• HDMI Cables

    From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to All on Wed Apr 22 07:45:00 2020

    Hi Folks!

    Not quite on-topic here other than is sort of a continuation to the last
    part of my reply to Nancy.

    Found a bit of a problem with amplified HDMI cables (Redmere) and HDMI switches - they generally don't play nice together. Redmere works fine
    if the TV or monitor has multiple inputs but connecting in to an exteral switch: ugh-ugh -- the switch will probably switch to that input but no display on the screen.

    A bit of Googling confirms a common problem. Read one or two places
    where there are a few HDMI switches which will work but they didn't come
    up with anything consistent.

    Redmere HDMI cables are good for runs of long distances, just don't
    terminate in to an external HDMI switch.



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  • From Mike Powell@454:3/105 to BARRY MARTIN on Thu Apr 23 16:29:00 2020
    Redmere HDMI cables are good for runs of long distances, just don't
    terminate in to an external HDMI switch.

    I did not know they made KVM switches that supported HDMI... or am I misunderstanding the use of the word switch?

    Mike


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Mike Powell on Thu Apr 23 19:50:00 2020

    Hi Mike!

    Redmere HDMI cables are good for runs of long distances, just don't terminate in to an external HDMI switch.
    I did not know they made KVM switches that supported HDMI... or
    am I misunderstanding the use of the word switch?

    Or the connecting ports. <g> No, not the KVM switchs, of which the
    last set I had did only up to VGA. The switch I'm taking about just
    selects among two to five HDMI inputs to one HDMI output. (There is
    also a splitter device: one input to two outputs simultaneously - never
    use one here.)


    https://www.amazon.com/GANA-Intelligent-Switcher-Splitter-Supports/dp/B0 739GSKV2/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=HDMI+switch&qid=1587689008&sr=8-8

    Example of one; pictures somewhat show the connections.

    DVD ---------->
    HMDI
    BluRay -------> ----> TV
    Sw
    Computer ----->



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  • From Mike Powell@454:3/105 to BARRY MARTIN on Fri Apr 24 21:04:00 2020
    Or the connecting ports. <g> No, not the KVM switchs, of which the
    last set I had did only up to VGA. The switch I'm taking about just
    selects among two to five HDMI inputs to one HDMI output. (There is
    also a splitter device: one input to two outputs simultaneously - never
    use one here.)

    Ahhh, OK. I have used those on coax hookups, but never on HDMI (yet!).

    Mike


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Mike Powell on Sat Apr 25 07:08:00 2020

    Hi Mike!

    Or the connecting ports. <g> No, not the KVM switchs, of which the
    last set I had did only up to VGA. The switch I'm taking about just
    selects among two to five HDMI inputs to one HDMI output. (There is
    also a splitter device: one input to two outputs simultaneously - never
    use one here.)
    Ahhh, OK. I have used those on coax hookups, but never on HDMI
    (yet!).

    Yes, I've used the coax switches, KVM switches. and serial port switches
    around here. (Three separate types of switch boxes.)

    Had two serial switch boxes between my two XTs and the DEC Rainbow 100.
    If I wanted to use the mouse on the XT was one set of positions,
    transfer data from one computer to the other another switch posiion, use
    the modem yet another; must have been another two or three options!
    Printer?



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