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Standard User acer
(regular) Mon 02-Sep-13 15:27:41
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home hub3 connect to TV


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Can I connect my BT home hub 3 to my smart TV Ethernet socket?.
If it is OK I need a 35 meter Ethernet cable.
Where can I purchase this cable?.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 02-Sep-13 16:24:30
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Re: home hub3 connect to TV


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Yes you can.

A 35m cable - rather long but you can get them, or get two shorter ones and join them.

Kikatek stock 50m and 30 m along with many other lengths. http://www.kikatek.com/P114617/83859-C2G-50m-Cat5e-S...

There are plenty of ebay supliers too.

However, I would suggest putting an rJ45 socket close to the TV and another close to the hub and then wire between them with infrastructure cable. That will be a lot safer and if you can run r=through walls to shorten it, a 6mm hole is enough. Then a short patch cable at each end.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 02-Sep-13 16:25:39
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Ethernet is happy at up to 100m so 35m should no issue.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0017HLI7O/ref=as...

Is a 35m cable, no idea on the sellers reputation. But likely that others will suggest a kit with sockets, i.e. like http://www.screwfix.com/p/network-cabling-kit/10346 a little more work to install, but a neater solution long term especially as with no connectors on the cable you can get it through smaller holes in walls/floorboards.

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 02-Sep-13 19:26:31
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And you only need to run the one cable to where the TV is and use an ethernet switch to connect not only your TV but PVR, Blu-ray player, Xbox etc.

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