very interesting, very interesting! Glad to have hit the right forum for this
Nevertheless, maybe I should make my case a bit more clear:
The major route in the theater/living room bridges two opposed walls, separated by hallway on one side and windows/terrace on the other, therefore unbridgebable by post installation cabling. In the 50% case there won´t be any empty conduits on this route it has to be future proof and therefore will carry 15 wires in total, each ca. 10mm in diameter, length ca. 8/9 metres:
- 6x XLR audio hi-end studio quality
- 5x speaker wire 4mm2
- 2x coax, for 3G/6G HD-SDI or whatever else signal
- 1x fibre 4fold
- 1x HDMI
- Cat 6 will be available on both walls anyway
This is the "max" configuration for a hypothetical passive/active/mixed 7.2 setup, still not 100% on which wall the amp/player/surround controller will be located- after all, I might change setup after 10 years, too.
This child-arm thickish rope will terminate on each of the opposed walls in an in-wall box, housing ca. 0.5 meters extra (hope this works with space, still doublechecking). Also terminating in this box will be the route to the other corner of each wall. In there: 3xXLR, 3xspeaker wire. So every corner is actually covered for speakers.
And- importantly, I maybe my biggest problem - the route to the beamer starts in this box. It will not be able to carry an empty conduit or many lines, otherwise expensive to hammer open this brick wall.
So- which wire should I choose to connect the beamer to the big strand in the box (via plugs or soldering)? Of course HDMI for today, but what else to make this a long lasting install?
- Cat 6, coax, fibre still in the pot!?
Let's not confuse the poor guy with discussions about what's being used in the communications / IT business.
Oh please, give it to me
Me workin´ inside media!