Help! I was trying to hook up Netflix to Panasonic BluRay player thru a 50' Cat 5 cable. First cable was a cheap $5 from ebay then upgraded to $38 cable from Best Buy. The BluRay was on a tv in a different room - I ran the cable over/under the hardwood floor to test. Each cable had signal distortion resulting in constant freezing of the picture during the movie. I moved the bluray in to the room with the router and hooked up to the tv there, ran the cheap cable around the room so it wouldn't be coiled - picture was fine. So I set the BluRay back up in the other room and disconnected the other ethernet cables from the router (in attempt to strengthen the signal to one cable) and the original problem persisted. I have to assume it takes a significant amount of interference given that contractors run 12 strands of cat 5 through 1" conduit and they do not crosstalk even then. What could possibly be the reason for the problems with the cable stretched and encountering no other sources of interference?