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Is Category Cable Enough for HDBaseT?

Recent discoveries have been made about HDBaseT™ signals over the last few years, impacting the types of cables that are best suited to carry these new signals. As recent test results show, category cables – which are optimized for Ethernet traffic – often struggle with the HDBaseT signal. The characteristics of category cables are, at times, overkill for HDBaseT applications; other times, category cable characteristics are not sufficient to guarantee a good signal. HDBaseT is a different type of signal, and 4K video is pushing that limit even further.  Click here for an article from Belden that may help clarify the best cable to use for this application: