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Topic:   Snow showing up on projector randomly during service

Hey all, I am in a mobile church environment where I run multiple video signals around 100-130 feet to different items (one projector, one TV for conference monitor for worship, and one to a laptop for livestreaming). I am using a macbook pro laptop loaded with ProPresenter 5. The signal chain for the projector is display out to DVI adapter -> DVI to HDMI adapter -> Gefen brand HDMI over Cat5 extender -> HDMI cable -> projector. Now I've gotten random snow showing up every once in a while on the screen during rehearsals, and it would go away on its own after a few seconds, except for this last Sunday, where it "snowed" during video announcements. After disconnecting and reconnecting the HDMI cable running into the projector, it worked normally for about five or six minutes until it "snowed" again, and disconnecting and reconnecting the HDMI cable did nothing. The ethernet cable we are using is UTP cat6 568A terminated, I don't have the actual cable on me unfortuantely so I can't give the exact specs of it. I've been reading online and seen that it could be a weak signal issue, but these extenders are designed to throw a signal 330ft, so I'm not sure if that is the issue. I know I am supposed to use STP ethernet for the setup, but it's what the company the church hired to put together an AV package gave us. The outputting end of the extender is slightly off of the ground normally (not good I know). I have also tested all of the HDMI cables, the ethernet cables, and the display to DVI adapter and they all are functioning normally (no random shorts). Main question: what would you think is causing this problem? This is a major concern to my pastoral staff, and I really want to get this problem solved as soon as possible. Also, anyone know a good place to get Cat5/6 STP 568 terminated patch cabling that's prebuilt??? My old ones are starting to kink really badly and they're solid core so I am really worried about a nightmare scenario where all the cables break at once. Thanks so much guys!
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