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I'm wiring up my home to a central rack.


For future proofing I'd like to run Cat 6a but am having a hard time sourcing 6a cable that I'm sure of the quality.


I'm looking for 550+ mhz test cable.


I'm also thinking with cable of this quality I'll be able to run HDMI over it using baluns with much less problems.


Yes, I know terminations/patch panels are key and am already aware of the cost and work involved.


I figured I could terminate most using cheaper 5e or 6 plugs and just use 6a terminations where I wish to send HDMI.


Thanks!
 

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Found this link for some good ole USA made 6a cable rated to 750mhz.


Should work great for HDMI over Cat 6a, and also offer more years of service over traditional cat 5e and cat 6.

http://www.blackbox.com/Store/Detail...YN10G10FA-1000


Still looking for some F/FTP cable, should be a smaller diameter than F/UTP.


Here's another source for F/UTP (shielded) Cat 6a, I don't know where this cable is manufactured:
http://www.lanshack.com/Cat-6A-10GS-...P2665C320.aspx


You can get a populated patch panel, or get an unpopulated and put your own key stones in there. (CHeaper if you only want 6a compliance on some and use 5e for the rest...)
http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/def...D%3a(F4P600-24 )


Unpopulated Keystone Patch panel, you can find cheaper, but lanshack is reputable:
http://www.lanshack.com/48-Port-Keys...-P2603C57.aspx


Belkin keystone jacks: F2CP006-H
http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/def...3a(F2CP006-H++ )
http://www.buy.com/prod/belkin-cat-6...210566845.html
 

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I went with the blackbox F/UTP cat 6a cable. Made in the usa, shielded, tested up to 750 mhz.


I should be able to distribute HDMI 1.3 easily to any TV in my home from a central wiring cabinet.


I also went with the belkin patch panel and keystones.


Remember if you get shielded cable, to get a shielded patch panel and jacks.
 
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