Part of the curse of being the inquisitive technology loving type is that friends frequently ask for assistance. Normally, the types of requests are for help with a slow computer, or to recover accidentally deleted files. Every once in a while, however, someone asks for help with something that allows me to learn something new. That happened recently when my buddy asked me to help him connect all of the TVs in his house to the cable box in his living room.
The solution we came up with was to use a Cat5 HDMI Splitter Extender. The one that we decided to use is KVMSwitchTech’s 4 port splitter that included the 4 receivers. I was surprised at how reasonable the cost ended up being for this solution. This was especially true when we started pricing out the cost to do the same project with a standard HDMI Splitter using regular HDMI Cables. The price per foot for HDMI cables versus Cat5 network cables is obscene. Using this Cat5 solution enabled us to go much farther compared to standard cables.