Originally Posted by WolfWhistle
Has anyone hooked up a HDMI extender to a VIP211K satellite receiver?
My VIP 211K receiver can't or won't power the sender component of a Monoprice HDMI extender... or my 211K is bad.
This extender (Monoprice) uses two (2) CAT5e or CAT6 cables between a sender (connected to the source / receiver) and receiver (at the TV). It allows HDMI to run up to nearly 200 feet, where HDMI cables are good for maybe 50 (guessing). Also, CAT5e cable without ends is easy to fish / pull compared to HDMI where the ends have to be factory made and left on the cable. The ease of wiring is why I went with this arrangement.
I'm replying to my own post as a followup, in case someone ever has a similar problem and is doing a search.
I replaced the VIP211K and although it works part of the time, the picture goes away... off and on.
The VIP211K receiver will not work with the monoprice extender that uses two Cat5e or Cat6 cables.
It is possible a powered extender might work with the receiver, there is no quarantee and it is too expensive to try them.
The run is 25feet and I am going to attempt to pull HDMI across the ceiling. And, a composite and audio cable while I'm at it.