STP or UTP, in regards to Home Theater, Home Networking and HDMI over Ethernet ?
Hi guys, so I have another confusion to settle .... I need to know if I should use STP or UTP cables for connectivity in my home. Done significant reading on this already, and it seems that STP cables are generally recommendable for outdoor or industrial use, or where "there's a lot of RF interference". Problem is, I don't know if the 3rd clause applies to me or not. I say this because in my HT room, I have a 4" tall skirting running all around the room which will be used for cabling placement. Inside this space, I will have a bunch of cables running, which includes HDMI cables (2 or 3), Ethernet (4 or 5), USB cables (2 or 3) and Power cables (2 or 3). The Power cables I'll use will be shielded, however I don't know if that will be enough or not. Would this close proximity to a shielded power cable warrant the use STP over UTP ?
Within my HT room, I'll also be running Ethernet cables for HDMI over Ethernet use in the future, so I need to know if STP is really needed for this or not.
Additionally, I also want to network internet connectivity for all floors in my home (4 floors), and will be passing the cable through conduits inside walls. The conduits may or may not come close to any power cables.
So given all this info, should I use STP or UTP ?
STP cables also seem to require grounding for effective use. I honestly don't know if I'll be able to ground them or not.