Originally Posted by ildo
I can certain run a RG-6QS cable into the rooms. But I dont really need to use it, right?
Correct, you don't have to use it, but you want it there in case you want to later...
I want to control my TV source from the server room. So I can still view different TV programs in different room at the same time. Right?
You'll need multiple set-top boxes to watch different shows in different rooms. It doesn't matter if those set-top boxes are in the rooms or centralized.
If above is correct, How about I just run the conduit first. And if later I want to sell this house and add the selling point, I just fish a RG-6QS cable to each room.
Because it will be much simpler just to run the cable now. Fishing cable for resale isn't on anyone's list of fun tasks, even if the conduits were in place.
I think I will go with CAT6 cables since the cost difference is not very big. But if I do go with CAT6. Will it have compatible issues with CAT5??
No, cat6 is just a better version of cat5e. It is a bit more difficult to work with...
1. My living room is 23' wide. But my TV location isn't in the middle. Should I put the speakers on the locations shown in the drawing? Which is about even on the two sides of the room? Or I should put them to make the TV in the middle?
Are those in-ceiling speaker for TV audio, surround sound, or just whole-house music? That will dictate the placement...
2. In the small room right next to Laundry room. I put the speakers in the opposite corner. Should I put them in the middle, one left, one right ?
Yes, unless there's no clue as to how the room will be used, I'd put the speakers in the middle of the room, roughly dividing the room into thirds.
3. When should I install the speakers in the corner? When should install them on the sides?
I don't think they should ever be in the corners, personally. Center of the room, 4-6' apart along the long axis of the room. In my bedrooms where there's a TV mounted on the wall (or expected to be), I placed the speakers so that they would be correct for surround sound (and get double duty as whole house audio speakers).
4. My server room is 32x48", Will that be too small? Should I consider move it to my garage maybe?
Make sure you plan for venting - both air in and fans to get the hot air out of the closet. Size sounds fine, as long as you can get around to the back of your rack.
5. When I run the conduits, I can just run them on the attic, then into the walls. Correct?
Yes, you just need them to be accessible at both ends. Many of mine terminate within reach in the attic - it's just a pathway to get down the wall.