HDMI Lengths

 

Today’s question revolves around HDMI lengths and accessories. 

Question:

“I want to hook up my desktop to my HDTV with an HDMI cable so I can watch videos from my computer to my TV. But the distance between my desktop and my TV is like 8 feet. Is there an 8 foot HDMI cable available for purchase? Or is there an extender I can buy?”

The quick answer is: yes. HDMI cables come in a bunch of different lengths ranging from 1 foot to past 100 feet.

Something to keep in mind though is that here are some limitations on the length of HDMI cables, with longer cables having issues like weak signals and picture instability. Typically these issues arise when a cable reaches over 50 feet. When purchasing any cable past this length; it is a good idea to utilize an HDMI extender. This will strengthen the signal and heighten the picture stability.

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