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Advice on switch and long run.

stone99
09-20-2007, 08:51 AM
I have a monoprice HDX-401, and a 15M 24AWG run. Once I use the switch the signal is lost. Using 1M 28AWG from devices to the switch, devices work when directly connected to 15M, and one worked when I added a repeater between 2 1M 28AWG before the switch. I have tried using the repeater at the end of the run, no joy with the switch, again the last cable was 1M 28AWG.

I have ordered some 1M 24AWG connector cables. Do you think this will help?

Any other thoughts? Thanks.

jcavanaugh
11-26-2007, 01:08 PM
Sounds like you are on the right track larger gauge...... but honestly that shouldn't be a problem.... with the repeater. You need to use the repeater within the first 5m to have it work properly.

Just curious, with the switch in, doe the TV work at any resolutions?...... I think I would be looking to replace the switch at this point.:crying:

Scottnot
11-26-2007, 08:57 PM
Have you checked this thread?
http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=55523

Scottnot
11-26-2007, 08:58 PM
You need to use the repeater within the first 5m to have it work properly.
That makes no sense at all. Any explaination?

MelLandry
11-26-2007, 09:22 PM
That makes no sense at all. Any explaination?

The repeater needs a signal to enhance a signal. If the signal is degraded because the repeater is too far away, then it's only repeating a degraded signal (or no signal at all).

stone99
11-27-2007, 01:13 PM
Thanks jcav. It must have been some EMF along the run, or the combo of the switch and the components. I was able to use the same switch on another job with identical cables and different equipment, with no problem. This installation needed a different switch to work. I tried several and got a good working result with the Sima 3 port switch.

jcavanaugh
11-27-2007, 01:39 PM
:banana: Cool beans! Glad to hear you got it working!

Scottnot
11-27-2007, 02:31 PM
The repeater needs a signal to enhance a signal.
Of course.

If the signal is degraded because the repeater is too far away, then it's only repeating a degraded signal . . .
No, that's the point of a repeater - to "refresh" a degraded signal.
The waveform and amplitude of the bitstream should be capable of being "refreshed" well beyond 5m.

. . . (or no signal at all).
Yep, once it's gone, it's gone.