Is crosstalk in unshielded twisted pair cabling ruining your digital video signal?

Kramer Electronics explores how crosstalk can negatively effect a digital video signal when it's run through unsheielded twisted pair cabling.

May 1st, 2015
Is crosstalk in unshielded twisted pair cabling ruining your digital video signal?
Is crosstalk in unshielded twisted pair cabling ruining your digital video signal?

In the following short instructional video, Matt Kopin, sales support engineering manager with Kramer Electronics, gives an overview of the problems that the phenomenon of crosstalk in unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cabling can cause in digital video signaling.

The video answers the following real world question that Kopin says is frequently put to Kramer's technical support team: How can cross talk negatively effect a digital video signal when it's run through unshielded twisted pair cabling?

"Crosstalk is one of the most detrimental factors when sending HDMI over twisted pair cables, because information affected by crosstalk can't be recovered," contends Kopin. The video goes on to demonstrate the effect of crosstalk in a digital video stream where two segments of Cat 5 UTP cables are running in close proximity.

Kramer Electronics has also produced a technical white paper entitled, Twisted Pair Cabling for Digital AV Signals.

View/Download the white paper here.

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