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Old 2018-01-10 , 14:18
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The 2X4 looks like a much cheaper option. I can split the decoders to run 4 HDMI and 4 through RG6. Did you use the the HDMI to Cat6 convertors after the matrix?
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Old 2018-01-10 , 14:21
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The 2X4 looks like a much cheaper option. I can split the decoders to run 4 HDMI and 4 through RG6. Did you use the the HDMI to Cat6 convertors after the matrix?
I have no RG6 cable left in the system except for the heart beat. HDMI over Cat 6 transmitters are installed after the matrix with a receiver at the TV. Nice thing about the HD Cabling recievers is they do not require power.
HDMI 4x4 matrix was R 5000-00 and the HDMI over cat 6 converters (receiver and transmitter) were R 1500-00 each.
Easiest way (in my opinion) to get HD to all TV's and still be able to view both PVR's in all enviroments
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Old 2018-01-10 , 14:42
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I have no RG6 cable left in the system except for the heart beat. HDMI over Cat 6 transmitters are installed after the matrix with a receiver at the TV. Nice thing about the HD Cabling recievers is they do not require power.
HDMI 4x4 matrix was R 5000-00 and the HDMI over cat 6 converters (receiver and transmitter) were R 1500-00 each.
Easiest way (in my opinion) to get HD to all TV's and still be able to view both PVR's in all enviroments
This seems like the simpler solution.
3 Exploras into the HDMI 4x4 Matrix. 4 outputs into the HDMI/Cat 6 convertors and then cat6 to the bedrooms with the receivers. The balance of the rooms will use the RG6 cable for signal using the solution that Optimist has suggested.

Do you have the details on the HDMI/Cat 6 convertors?
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Old 2018-01-10 , 14:51
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What details are you looking for ?? I got mine from HD cabling in Boksburg. They're around R 1500-00 per unit (transmitter and receiver). You will obviously need Cat 6 cable, termination plugs, a crimping tool and a cable tester. I used Cat 5 plugs (easier to check whether all wires are correct - you dont need Cat 6 plugs as you wont connect the earth) but you will need Cat 6 boots (Cat 6 cable is thicker).
Do a few trials of installing the plugs. Takes a bit of practice. You Tube was a big help
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Old 2018-01-10 , 14:58
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Do you have the model number of transmitter and receiver? I see they have a few available on their website.
Cat6 and RG6 cables are in place already. 2XCat6(1 for HDMI and 1 for data) and 1X RG6.
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Old 2018-01-10 , 15:15
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Do you have the model number of transmitter and receiver? I see they have a few available on their website.
Cat6 and RG6 cables are in place already. 2XCat6(1 for HDMI and 1 for data) and 1X RG6.
I used 2:

1. 1x2 HDMI over Cat 6/7 splitter and extender with HDMI loopout. I needed this one because i needed a splitter and extender. R 1499-00

2. POC powered HDMI extender. This is just an extender not a splitter too. R 1199-00
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Old 2018-01-10 , 15:26
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Thanks for the info AndrewD. Will have a look at it.
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