Originally Posted by wantamancave
Thank you, I think I will indeed run the 1" conduit and then use the HDMI. For future use I can attach the Cat to the cable and thread it through. Any input on those HDMI blocks?
Don't run HDMI inside the conduit. Leave the conduit empty for future use as it can be difficult to add multiple wires at a later point, especially if you only need one or two later on to go with the HDMI.
I'm one of those people who just goes out and buys a 1,000' roll of cat-6 cable and uses it whenever I need it. I lean towards throwing in a couple of pieces of cat-6, the HDMI, and conduit, so in 5 or 10 years everything I need is still in place. It's just my mentality that always gets a bit quirky on this stuff because in the grand scheme of setting things up, the wire is one of the least expensive portions, but can cause the most headaches down the road.
At the ceiling and wall locations, I would recommend a scooped wall plate instead of a junction connector.
While you can certainly use something like this:
...at both the wall and the ceiling, the coupling of the HDMI can degrade the link quality and cause some problems.
Instead, I would use this:
I like this for a few reasons...
1. Because it is black it will blend in with your dark paint (you are using dark paint right?) compared to a white wall plate.
2. The cable can pass through very cleanly and provide a better connection path to the projector / receiver.
3. Any extra slack on the cable can be pushed back into the wall/ceiling so that you have exactly as much cable as you need going to the projector/receiver.
I have certainly used the HDMI coupler style wall plates, and you can purchase HDMI couplers in black and use them in black keystone connections...
About $12 each shipped or so...
Yes, that works, but IMO it's not as clean as a pass through plate.