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Wiring My house... Suggestions Please

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Pat Septon, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. Pat Septon

    Pat Septon Auditioning

    Apr 9, 2003
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    Ok.... My entertainment centre has always been a focus in my house. But recently due to a flood, I am now in the mood to wire the house right.
    What I have.
    2 Satellite Receivers
    1 Cable Connection
    2 Audio/Video Receivers (off the shelf stuff nothing fancy)
    1 VCR
    1 DVD
    5 Disk CD Player.. tape... 2 Radios

    Now I want to run everything from 1 centre. Currently I have a system up stairs and 1 down stairs. I want to hook the wiring up to 5 rooms, and some outside. I already started with the High Speed Computer Hookups.

    I want:
    To watch tv in any of the 5 rooms (granted I can only watch 3 different things at any given time due to lack of Satellite receivers)
    Listen to a radio station in any room
    listen or watch to any combination of each. (remember it is just me and my wife.. there are not going to be to many combinations...)

    If you can only hook up your dvd player to 1 receiver... how do I get it so that it hooks to both? Do I use a splitter... how do I connect it to the wall? IS there a "Cheap" control panel already out there. What will I use for Inferred remote control so I can switch CD's if I so choose from the garage?
    What and how many wires will I need. I currently count
    1 Coax, 2 Video, 2 pair speaker wire (I only want surround in the main room, elsewhere I only want 2 speakers, maybe 3). What type of control boxes will I need per room to control sound and video choices?

    My wife won't let me spend much... she hates this idea. So what is the "Cheapest" Suggestions out there... because I know with money anyone can do anything... But we have to spend our money re-finishing the basement from the water damage.

    Thanks for your help
  2. Greg_R

    Greg_R Screenwriter

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