Thanks for the reply.
How did you handle grounding the shielded Cat6 when directly connecting to the matrix switch? I had concluded we would stay away from shielded due to potential of significant crosstalk issues if not installed correctly (low resistance ground), but would like to hear your thoughts on difficulty of grounding the shielded. We are planning for an Atlona HDBaseT system. Based on discussion with technical support in the past, they indicated that since it is a residential install and we will be able to keep our UTP away from EMI sources, we should be alright.
The Atlona system does have IR passthrough. I was thinking just as an extra level of protection against obsolescence have this IR/Misc cable, but your point is well taken. We will scrap that extra wire.
I am going to stay away from the structured wiring panel except for possible RG6 distribution and may bury this in-wall within the rack room. In hindsight, I should have gone with the white RG6 for ease of labeling, but alas have 2k feet of Belden 7916 Black awaiting install (def a pricey choice).
Your build looks awesome!! I couldn't find a direct pic of the wiring but was curious if you used mult-color jackets and if so how you approached breaking up systems.
Maybe I am "trying" too hard to make this some elegant arrangement of wire.... I am leaning towards just sticking with all Blue and seeking treatment...
I thought maybe someone had a process in place that "Control Wire for Lighting = Orange Cat6", or "HDBaseT Cat6 = Purple", etc.
Any thoughtware is appreciated.