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post #31 of 36 Old 05-22-2001, 04:57 PM
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I think what was referred to was not truly a single cable, but a bundled package of all the above together. The downside is that they end up costing much more than the individual components added up. I personally think it's a ripoff (most home automation sites have one of these).


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Compsite cables are available from a number of different vendors. Belden, CommScope, Genesis and Liberty all make one (some more than one) and I'm sure there are other manufacturers. Composite cables are avaiable in two styles, one with a solid jacket encasing the bundle, and the other loosely wrapped together. Some models are Belden 7877a, CommScope UltraHome 58360, Liberty CEBUS-FJ and others. Examples can be found here:
http://www.libertycable.com/
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Have you looked at this product for video distibution?
http://www.tributariescable.com/VX2_files/frame.htm

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But, what if one is trying to distribute HDTV signals? The future is not set with this technology. If encrypted FireWire IEEE is used for the video portion (as what CEA wants) or DVI (as Hollywood wants), won't that put a crimp in things?

Analog component video routing (or RGB) would be moot as it wouldn't be allowed to work with HDTV signals (they want to shut off 720p and 1080i and even 1080p from those unprotected analog connections in a big way).

How would you distribute the video portion in a whole house system then? The only thing I can think of is through properly amplified, quad-shielded RG6 from your satellite, digital cable, and/or roof top antennae feed. Then use a compatible set top box in each room you want HDTV in.

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I'd like to distribute digital audio (dts/dd). How far can I run before I need to amplify it. Can I use a standard channel plus video amplifier for this or can I diplex it onto me existing distributed video? Anyone know of an inexpensive coax-toslink converter?
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Midiman CO2 converts coaxial to toslink and the other way 'round too.

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