A bit of advice for an unusual home

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by AdamR-UK, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. AdamR-UK

    AdamR-UK Auditioning

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    I'm new to the forum and after having a good read through here I'm still no wiser regarding my predicament. I live in an old miners cottage, which is very nice but very impractical for lots of things. I really want to go more into HT and have a small surround/widescreen setup at the moment, but my problem is with wiring more than anything.

    Being a 200 year old cottage presents it's problems. The walls are 2' thick and made of granite, so drilling through is basically a no-no, as it needs specialist equipment and would really make a mess of the walls. The walls also have a 2-3 inch covering of cement, with a rough lumpy finish to keep with the traditional look, and to cover up the fact that some of the wall can be 5-6" out of line in places. Has anyone experienced anything similar, where making small channels in the wall would be a marathon, flat cabling would stick out a mile (I'm not confident in my ability to cover over them afterwards and have them look invisible).

    Also while I'm here, what's the best sort of solution to go for with regards my spaghetti junction behind my equipment. At the moment I have so many wires, scart splitters it's a total nightmare and the splitters/choosers tend to generate a lot of interference/noise/red-green discolouration (when the digital tv box is on, if I watch a DVD the screen very subtly changes red/green - most don't see it but I do and it annoys the hell out of me [​IMG] ).

    Some expert (well, enthusiastic amateurs at least [​IMG]) advice on this would be good. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nick P

    Nick P Second Unit

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    Adam,

    It does sound like you're in a sticky wicket. [​IMG] The only solution I can think of is to use external channeling perhaps along the bottom of the walls. I use it in my theater in areas where I can't run wire in the walls and it looks very clean and neat. Although I don't have the uneven walls like you've described I still think it could work.
     
  3. Gary Thomas

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    I think this month's Home Theater magazine has an article on wireless technology.
     

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