HDMI Balun Works!
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I purchased the Niles CAT-5 HDMI transmitter balun to replace a transmitter that failed after five years of successful service. I considered purchasing a new HDBaseT standard (different technology) transmitter and receiver, which requires only a single Cat-5e (or better) cable (rather than two Cat-5 cables) between the transmitter and receiver, but that would have required replacing both the transmitter and the receiver, HDBaseT products seem over-priced, and I already own a WI-FI adapter for my TV that works just fine (so freeing up a Cat-5e line was not particularly advantageous to me at this time).
Pros: 1. Works well (many similar products do not). 2. Reasonably simple to install for a moderately technically-inclined person. Recently built homes will likely have Cat-5e cables (or better) running to the designated TV-install location(s). However, the cables may not yet have plugs attached at the ends. If you rather not attach the plugs yourself, you can arrange for an electrician or handy-man service to do this.
Cons: 1. Requires two Cat-5 cables. HDBaseT products (different technology) require only one Cat-5e (or better) cable. 2. Does not last forever. (I can accept five years as a useful life). I understand from custom installers that it always the transmitter (rather than the receiver) that goes first, which explains why the transmitter and receiver are sold separately.