Originally Posted by Rootsman /forum/post/0
I've been looking at these tacky wires for 5 months now.
Yup, the wires ruin the look. You also have to worry about what you plan to watch and
cable lengths. I'm having trouble at 50 ft with hdmi to cat6 baluns. Others have not
had problems up to 100 ft. If you have space behind the drywall to the flu, which is
likely, you may be able to fish them up over the wall beam between the 2nd floor and
the ceiling on the first floor. If you take down the fan and flood light, you should be
able to run them all the way to the rear wall. You may have to drill at the intersection
of the walls and ceiling.
That said, since you are running wires, I'd advise the following because you won't
want to do it twice, especially if you have to do drywall repair.
2 RG6 (for F-type connections)
5 RCA cables (Y Pb Pr, L/R audio, also good generic inputs)
2 shielded cat 6 (for hdmi)
You might as well put a surge protected outlet on the wall behind the tv, you have to
run the wires anyway, and florida has a lot of lightning. It's painful, but worth it in the
end. (my component closet is at the right side white cabinet in the foreground)