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cables: hole in the wall/ceiling or jacks?


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#1 of 4 James Gumbart

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Posted January 24 2004 - 11:16 AM

Jacks appears to be an expensive (and possibly hard-to-find for dvi) option but it's also a much cleaner look. Plus I expect to be selling the house in 5-6 years as well, and there's no guarantees the buyer would be interested in the theater as part of the package.

Has anyone done jacks for component, dvi, etc.? Or does everyone just leave a small hole that they run through (both at the projector and equipment)?

#2 of 4 Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 25 2004 - 09:44 AM

I am doing both. There are some cables (like DVI) where I will be running them through a trimmed out hole. In areas where I am running one cable through, I am running them all through. There are other areas Where I will be using a combination. Look at Extron Cable Cubbies for floor or wall panels, Panel crafters (Liberty Cable) has just about any type termination that you could want on a trim plate.

#3 of 4 James Gumbart

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Posted January 25 2004 - 01:41 PM

Why are you running dvi through a hole? Is signal loss an issue with jacks?

#4 of 4 Adam Gregorich

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Posted January 25 2004 - 02:09 PM

Two reasons. The first is cost. DVI cables aren't cheap. One long calbe is cheaper than a short and long cable. Length can be an issue with DVI cables, so by avoiding two cables and keeping the run to a single cable (kept as short as possible) you should have a good signal.