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RJ45 (cat?) with HDMI adapters OR 50' HDMI cable??

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:53 pm
by QueNapping
Hello.

THE SITUATION:
I have a QNAP TS-453Be and it is TOO NOISY (caps on by choice...and that noise issue will be dealt with elsewhere) to keep in the living room or entertainment room without driving everyone batty with the constant (or even intermittent) crunch-crunch it exudes. Because of this, I will place the QNAP into the furnace room / workshop and run approximately 50 feet (15.3-ish meters) of cable to the TV's to play movies I have on it.

THE QUESTION:
Should I use an HDMI "Send" Adapter --> RJ45 / Cat6 (or 5??) --> HDMI "Recieve" Adapter, or just a 50 foot (15.3 or so Meters) 'pure' HDMI cable to connect the QNAP to my TV?

Only those who have tried this please reply!! No speculators, please!!

Many thanks.

Re: RJ45 (cat?) with HDMI adapters OR 50' HDMI cable??

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:14 pm
by dolbyman
Use the QNAP as a server not a player, so abandon the hdmi and just use a long network cable

as a player you can even use a cheapo android player and still save money vs. some hdmi to catx solution

Re: RJ45 (cat?) with HDMI adapters OR 50' HDMI cable??

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:25 pm
by QueNapping
Hello dolbyman and thanks for your reply.

I'm new at this so excuse the n00b questions. I had previously used my PS3 for playing from my HP MediaSmart Server to the TV's. Any idea how this would work with using the QNAP as a server? (Using my new QNAP as a server was my FIRST wish, anyway...).

Can you give specific examples of hardware to use? I would play movies on a smart TV hopefully through a multi-channel audio system as I want the total surround-sound experience.

Thanks!

Re: RJ45 (cat?) with HDMI adapters OR 50' HDMI cable??

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:41 pm
by dolbyman
You could use
-DLNA (most Smart TVs have that build in)
- KODI there is ton of android boxes that come with KODI preinstalled (Pull the data from NAS via SMB)
- Plex (clients in external devices or smartTVs)

I use mostly Plex, supports 4K with HDR playback and audio up to lossles Atmos or DTS:X