Question on running Coax cable to media room

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  1. Lisa Space

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    I'm in the process of building my HT and media room. All my walls are open. I want to know how many coax cables should I run from my HT back to my media room (Distribution panel)which is on the other side of the room. Do I need to run 1 coax for every Video component and Audio?Thanks for your time.
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  2. Anthony Lobo

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    Hi Lisa,
    I would recommend running 1 piece of CEBUS which houses 2 CAT5E, and 2 RG6 Quad Shielded Cable.
    Why CEBUS.
    The CAT5E (telephone wire) would be used for phone applications or if you have a satellite dish and need to order PPV program.
    The RG6 (coaxial cable aka television cable) would be used for television and satellite.
    Anthony
     
  3. Grant B

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    Lisa
    a couple of things to consider:
    From my mainsystem I run 3 RG6s to each TV ; 1 video + stereo audio to the video input on the TV.
    I also run 2 more for 2 sat TV receivers for a total of 5.
    Security...some day want a security camera or one for the babys room?
    I offered to just that as a gift for my sister in law. I explained that all she would have to do is turn on the TV t see hat the baby is doing
    She told me she did not need it since it is a small house......
    a couple of months ago my wife over heard her speaking to a friend at a party, "everytime she crys at 3 am, I think about that damn camera and wish I would have never declined the offer"
    I other words , put wherever you think you ..even remotely might use something (then double it!).
    Wire is cheap and its really easy now
    Cat 5 wire s a must
    S video cable is good
    Speaker wires if you want to add speakers to a room
    Good luck
    Grant
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  4. Lisa Space

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    Yeah well here is the thing. I plan on having in the HT area, the cable box, VCR, maybe DVD. The reason maybe is cause I might use my PC's DVD. So knowing what I plan on having in the HT how many RG6 should I run back to the Media closet? And how many should I run for maybe future components? Thanks again.
    Lisa S
     

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