Thanks for the article. I have been intrigued and honestly see baluns as my only option as DIY with a budget but with wide ambitions. I like pristine quality but have budget and practical limitations. There is so much Coax I can ran through my walls.
I've read forums where people have had great results with component results and I've tried it in a previous home but using it as a composite solution with smallish CRT remote TV sets. It worked, but again the TV sets did not give the chance to "evaluate" the quality of the result.
My questions: New house, want to put everything in a closet and was planning using baluns now for Component and HDMI. My budget limits me to CAT6 and bluejeancables.
1. How far can I ran HDMI before getting significant signal degradation? My budget limits me to bluejeancable type of HDMI. I am about 30 feet away and was thinking Baluns to not only save on raw cable and for simplicity, but also to limit interference since the cables will run through the basement with lots of power lines - and I can't run all intersections to power at 90 degrees
Of note, Bluejean sells HDMI cables of up to 100 feet!!!
Same for Component. I thought component had even a shorter run before running into interference and signal degradation.