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Wiring new house

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by trdowns, Jan 22, 2008.

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  1. trdowns

    trdowns New Member

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    I am building a new house and doing all my low voltage. I wanted to get some input on the wiring layout.
    I will be running 4 rg6 from the dish site to a AV closet in the basement.
    I am running a bundle with 2RG6 and 2 cat5 from theAV closet to each TV location. I am running the 2 rg6 just in case I decide to locate some of my receivers at the TV in the future. I am intending on running HD over cat 5 using a Component Video & Digital Audio Wall plate Balun. Does anyone have experience with these and do they output a good HD signal? Are these comparable to using the same in the HDMI version?
    Currently I have 3 HR20's and 2 SD units with plans to upgrade the 2 SD units to HR20'sr whatever the case maybe.
    I realize that it is easy to run everything now and I should run as much as possible during framing but cost is a consideration so there must be limits.
    I would love to find a video distribution device that would allow the 5 receivers video to be switched to any of the TVs if anyone knows of any reasonably priced units.

    Thanks
     
  2. curt8403

    curt8403 Hall Of Fame

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    use RG6 for HD, not cat 5 and be sure to use solid copper instead of copper clad steel
     
  3. trdowns

    trdowns New Member

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    I am talking about between the receiver and the plasma. There are baluns made that will carry the audio and video over cat5.
     
  4. curt8403

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    ok, my bad/ so you plan to have the HD rcvr in one room and the tv in another
     
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