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Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Francis_M, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. Francis_M

    Francis_M New Member

    Aug 2, 2004
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    Hello all,

    I am new to the home theater arena. I am building a new home which is in framing. We are quickly approaching the electrical wiring phase. I am planning a home theater with a DLP projector. I am wondering from those that have "been there, done that mistake" club, what type of wires should I run?

    I want to run at least four BNCs, two Cat5e cables, one VGA cable, from the projector to the stereo rack (plus of course, elecricity). From the rack, I want to run speaker wires to: front, two side channels, two rear and one sub channel. Is there any other wires I should run?
  2. Mathew Shelby

    Mathew Shelby Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2002
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  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Well-Known Member

    May 22, 1999
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    Hi Francis. Welcome to HTF. [​IMG]

    I question the Cat5 wires from projector to equipment rack. What are those for?

    I might suggest you add in a SVideo cable in case you have a source that only offers SVideo.

    Speaker Wires: Run an extra speaker wire to the rear for a rear-center (Dolby EX).

    Use ordinary RG6 coax for the subwoofer cable.

    You might want to plan on a telephone wire to run to your rack. Some of the CATV/Sat box's want a telephone connection.

    I am going to move your thread to the "HT Interiors" fourm where others who have made dedicated rooms hang out. You might also want to check out the Display Devices where a lot of people with projectors would be happy to share good/bad ideas with you.

    Good Luck.

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