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Topic # 191930 21-Feb-2016 13:00
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Hi all.

 

In planning the structured wiring for my home I thought I’d run two Cat6 cables and one RG6 cable to each bedroom. I have come across some suggestions on the internet that it’s better to have two RG6 cables running to each bedroom but I can’t understand why. Is this common practice? If so, what would a second RG6 cable be used for other than TV or SKY?

 

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  Reply # 1496531 21-Feb-2016 13:15
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It used to be the way to redistribute content. Antenna/dish in on one, tuned content out on the other for use in other rooms. I don't think that works with anything anymore.

With the popularity of broadcast television dwindling fast, I'd question the need to run coax at all to most rooms. I ran one to the master bedroom 6 years ago when I did my structured cabling, and I've never used it.

Kids mostly don't watch TV anymore, it's all streaming.

I guess if you run one, it can be used as a draw wire in the future




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  Reply # 1496577 21-Feb-2016 15:32
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Thanks andrewNZ

 

We have freeview going to our lounge and into my boys bedroom and I can't see us having any more than that. I'm just trying to future-proof our wiring as much as possible, not necessarily for us, but for the next owner also. I think I'll stick with one RG6 cable going to the bedrooms.


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  Reply # 1496614 21-Feb-2016 18:13
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Ive used 2 runs I put in for SDI thru some cheap ebay converters to get 1080p to a couple of TVs that only had coax and cat5 to them. Keeps the cat5 free for network, whereas if I put HDMI over cat5s to them, would have no network since I only put 1 thru.

 

 





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  Reply # 1496687 21-Feb-2016 20:31
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Use 1 CAT6 for data and use the other for Phone.

 

Most VoIP phone dont have a gigabit switch built in so it is best to have the phone and data separated.

 

I still would run a RG6 cable, you dont have to terminate them, they are there if you need them.

 

John

 

 





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  Reply # 1496700 21-Feb-2016 20:49
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Set up a central hub, run two cat6 and one rg6 to each room and three rg6 and three cat6 to the main TV.

 

One cat6 for up to gigabit network and one for possible phone - remote control extender and of course RG6 for freeview/digital tv which will be around for a while.

 

For the main room where DVD or sky might be, run extra cat6 for dvd - apple tv network, TV will use the first one (wired is superior to wireless) and second rg6 to return signal to hub for reticulation and the third RG6 for Satellite.

 

Everything goes to the hub, run two RG6 from hub to each of external dish and antenna.

 

That will cover most systems and future proof you pretty well.

 

 

 

If you are building, don't forget speaker wires.


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  Reply # 1496701 21-Feb-2016 21:01
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The only full-proof way to future proof is to run some suitable conduits down the walls (eg 2 * 25 mm or 1 * 32 mm) to allow for new services.


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