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receiver to tv wiring PIP 1/2 hdmis/component??

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I hope i posted this is the correct section.

I have just studded out my basement and ran all electrical wiring.
I am to the point where I need to run video and speaker wires.

My Home Theater components are going to be in a closet and connect to the tv with video only, all sound will go through HT system.

Is 1 HDMI out to TV enoug?
How could I do PIP (or side by side as the tv has)
If 2 HDMIs out - how are both inputs selected?

DO i run a set of comonents wires too???

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


BRIAN
post #2 of 4
I would suggest you wire for future options. The TV, receiver, etc you have today you may not have in a couple of years. That said, I would run at least 2 HDMI, 6 to 10 coax (3 each for component, one each for audio, and 1-2 for direct Sat/cable feed) and maybe even an S-Video. I would also run at least one cat 5 for possible network connectivity.

If you are running the wires yourself, it's cheap to overbuild now.

PiP depends on the TV you have. Some only support the 2nd feed from a 2nd RF connection, some only support certain inputs, and some support all inputs.

Tom
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Thread Starter 
when you say coax do you mean rg6 - or run 2 sets of component wires.
post #4 of 4
2 sets of component wires is basically 6 coax cables. You can buy pre-made component cables, or run your own RG6 (solid copper core) coax for typically cheaper. Good quality connections (usually compression connections) are suggested (vs the typical crimp connectors).

Here is an example of a good compression tool. Page down to the "related items" for the stripper and connectors.

The coax of choice seems to be the Belden 1694A, however other options will work, especially for shorter runs. I used a different cable (can't remember the # now) for about 60 runs in my house, and have had no problems using them for RF (Satellite), Component, Digital Audio or Analog audio distribution.

If you opt to purchase pre-made cables, check out MonoPrice or Blue Jeans Cable (forum sponsors - links at the top of this page)

Do a forum search (not just his forum) for more info on this. It has been discussed quite a few times.

Tom
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