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#1 OFFLINE   trdowns

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 08:15 AM

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.

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#2 OFFLINE   curt8403

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:46 PM

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


use RG6 for HD, not cat 5 and be sure to use solid copper instead of copper clad steel
I am no longer connected with Directv or any other satellite provider

#3 OFFLINE   trdowns

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:03 PM

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



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

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:06 PM

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

ok, my bad/ so you plan to have the HD rcvr in one room and the tv in another
I am no longer connected with Directv or any other satellite provider




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