in-wall wiring between receiver & display

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  1. Kevin-Y

    Kevin-Y Auditioning

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    I am in the process of finishing a basement where the A/V equipment will located in the back of the room. I plan to run in-wall wiring from the equipment to the display. The cable length required to accomplish this will be a little less than 60 feet.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to purchase the following wiring for this distance? Any solution would have to meet building codes for in-wall wiring.

    1) S-Video

    2) Component video (I'm assuming 3 RG6 cables would work for this)

    3) Audio (the yet to be purchased display might not have its own speakers, but I figure I should run audio just in case)

    4) DVI or HDMI (this is more for the future. I would prefer HDMI since that seems to be the up and coming standard. I understand there are distance issues with long DVI runs. I can't find anyone supplying long HDMI cables.).

    thanks!
     
  2. Brian Corr

    Brian Corr Supporting Actor

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    You can use RG-6 for component video as well as S video. You can get an adapter (one for each end actually) that will convert 2 coax to S-video, which is great for longer runs such as yours.

    For audio, just use a cl-3 or in-wall rated speaker wire.

    Extron makes a DVI cable that works good for long runs. I'm sure there are others, but I know the extron cable works over 50'.
     
  3. Johnny Mo

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    I don't know how far along you are in your plans, but would it be too late or not space feasible to build out a small crawlspace deep area-2-3ft behind the equipment area? This would be to make a set of built-in shelves that are open and accessible from this area and I think will allow you more flexibility in a) wire type, b) ease/flexibility of hook-up and c) better ventilation for components.
     

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