Join Date: Dec 2002
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I've read tons of threads on here about wiring up a new house for video distribution etc but I'm still a little confused...lol
I'm meeting with the wiring company this week to discuss the wiring for my soon to be built house and I want to be sure that I get the right cables run. My media closet will be downstairs in the basement (in a room next to the HT) and my main goal for now is to have my HD PVR distributed to all the tv's in the house (over Cat5e and using something like an Audio Authority Matrix), but I also want to make sure everything is sort of future proof (short term) so if I chose to have audio distribution or other video distribution in the near future, all the wiring will already be there.
Here's what I'm currently thinking of running for cables.
Cat5e x 4 to each room (bedrooms, living room) for video/audio Matrix (2),
Tel(1), internet (1)
RG6 x 3 to each room. Should I run 6 so I have the option of just using
component video directly and not using Cat5e?
I currently use cable for my HD TV source but in case I want to switch to Satellite in the future, I want to run the RG6 cables from the attic to the basement but I don't know how many cables I need to run. How many runs of RG6 will I need to get HD PVR Satellite? I've heard as many as 6 runs, is this true?
Thanks in advance