Can I make an HDMI cable longer?

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  1. DanielKellmii

    DanielKellmii Supporting Actor

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    I just got my OPPO DVD player and it comes with a 1.5 foot long HDMI cable. Unfortunetly, that is about 1 foot too short. Other than buying another cable, are there other options? Those cable are really expensive. Can I connect two together? Is that even an option. I have made subwoofer cables before, but HDMI is a totally different animal.
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  2. leo_peter

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    not recommend to connect two hdmi cables together that make signal loss.

    pls check my ebay Item number: 5787524185

    we can sell digital cable in distribution price.
     
  3. Ted Lee

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    leo, i believe it's against forum rules to post links to active ebay auctions....just an fyi.

    daniel, you can get some semi-inexpensive hdmi cables. check acoustic research or radio-shack ... they may have something. you'll probably still pay around 50 bucks or so ...
     
  4. christopherDA

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    Just extend it, there is no such thing as "signal loss" on a digital signal.
     
  5. DanielKellmii

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    christopher.. You mean the post to an e-bay auction wasn't totally correct? The comment about digital signal loss was a hint.
     
  6. Ryan Leemhuis

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    There is no such thing as signal loss with digital...but you could introduce noise.
     
  7. Ted Lee

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    do a google on "hdmi coupler" ... looks like there's a lot of stuff out there.
     
  8. Allan Jayne

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    You can try splicing an HDMI cable but there are something like two dozen little wires that need to be soldered together. If you are not careful you melt the insulation and the wires short together.

    You run the chance that the impedance or the bandwidth could be upset causing corruption of the digital data going through the cable. Digital data is ideally represented as square waves. Rounding off the "corners" of the waveform causes problems.

    Video hints:
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