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HDMI Cable Run To Projector?

I'm building out a theater right now, have an Epson 8350 that will be mounted on the ceiling about 11 feet from the screen. Receiver/Components will all be under the screen along with the Center Speaker. All I can think of is to buy a 25' cable and run it along the floorboard (in a cable management piece to hide it), but I'm not sure how to get it UP to the projector. The projector isn't at the back of the wall (it's more in the center of the room).

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Why not through the attic and down the wall?
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Why not through the attic and down the wall?
The theater is on the main floor of a two-floor house. No attic above it...we could technically run it through the ceiling I suppose.
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The theater is on the main floor of a two-floor house. No attic above it...we could technically run it through the ceiling I suppose.
Might be more hassle. Carpet or wood/tile flooring?
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^^This^^
If you have carpet, there are companies that make flat HDMI cables that you can run under carpet that you barely notice when walking on it and can't really see a bump at all.
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I actually have a flat 25' hdmi cable from Monoprice that I've been using for a few years. Works perfectly.
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The theater is on the main floor of a two-floor house. No attic above it...we could technically run it through the ceiling I suppose.
"Could technically"??? I'd wager 75% of the theaters on here have a cable (or two) in the ceiling

Which way do the floor joists run? Parallel or perpendicular?
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Not sure which way they run. We just got the keys. If I were to run it under the carpet, how do I get it to the projector? That's my only real concern. Ceiling mounted projector and I want the room to look clean.
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Not sure which way they run. We just got the keys. If I were to run it under the carpet, how do I get it to the projector? That's my only real concern. Ceiling mounted projector and I want the room to look clean.
Run the flat cable under the carpet then up the wall and pull out where you need it. Without seeing the room that's the best I can really offer.
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Sorry, my thought regarding getting up to the projector is keeping the wire tidy on its journey up the 9 feet walls.

The only thing I can think of (other than running it up the wall and then through the ceiling and drop to the projector, which is still possible) is using cable runs (similar to this: http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2) to keep it looking tidy.
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Those second ones are pretty nice, considering the walls are grey...i'd need two, but that's probably fine. Cool find, thanks!
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Sorry, my thought regarding getting up to the projector is keeping the wire tidy on its journey up the 9 feet walls.

The only thing I can think of (other than running it up the wall and then through the ceiling and drop to the projector, which is still possible) is using cable runs (similar to this: http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2) to keep it looking tidy.
Why don't you do like I recommended and run it in the wall? How far is it from the wall?
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Why don't you do like I recommended and run it in the wall? How far is it from the wall?
It will be about 11' from the receiver (plus the 5 or so feet to the center of the room and from the center of the room to the walls).

The issue with the wall directly to the projector is that it's not near the wall, it's in the middle of a much longer room (room is about 21' long, projector will be around the 11' mark). So I could run up the wall, but then it has to go the 6 or so feet to get to the projector itself, wasn't sure which way would be the best.
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It will be about 11' from the receiver (plus the 5 or so feet to the center of the room and from the center of the room to the walls).

The issue with the wall directly to the projector is that it's not near the wall, it's in the middle of a much longer room (room is about 21' long, projector will be around the 11' mark). So I could run up the wall, but then it has to go the 6 or so feet to get to the projector itself, wasn't sure which way would be the best.
Ok. You may want to either draw a diagram or take a picture of the space to allow us to help better.
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Yeah I will do that for sure, I realize that would help a lot more than my weak attempts at explaining it
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I run my 35" HDMI cable in the ceiling and it worked beautifully. Mine was an ideal scenario in that the joists ran perpendicular in regards to my projection screen. I just ran them by grabbing up through some light canisters and feeding it down next to one of the joists. My AV cabinet is in the back of the room so I then ran the cable down against the wall using Wiremold which covers the cable. You can then paint the wiremold, and bam, no one would ever notice it's going down the wall unless they inspect the wall.
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