Thunderbolt to HDMI then HDMI extender via cat 5/6?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by hodda, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. hodda macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2013
    Have searched net on this but still not sure if its possible to do this without signal loss or laggy use (the reason I'm looking at this now is that having just borrowed an Apple TV - found it very laggy when mirroring) and pretty much unusable for use on the net etc

    So, Imac in office area and want to mirror to a TV in the kitchen so that we can use net, play games etc in a bigger space with the kids. Could I use a thunderbolt to HDMI and then a HDMI extender via cat 5e/6 to the TV in the kitchen which is about 12m away without loss of signal or increase in lagginess I found on the apple tv I just tried out?
  2. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Yup, HDMI derived from displayport is the same aa any other HDMI signal and will work just fine with extenders. Just make sure the devices you buy support audio or it'll be a very quiet movie.
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    What input device(s) did you plan to use in this setup to control your computer in next room?
    You should be able to use just a 12m long HDMI cable, without additional hardware. 12m seems just to fit into the max HDMI cable length (45ft):
  4. warvanov macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2011

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