Posting this here as the other threads I've found are all closed.
I am helping my brother-in-law cable their new house.
We are putting the patch panel and AV equipment in the same room.
What I want to know is should I just be running CAT5e everywhere for everthing?
We are running CAT5e for data/phone but I'm thinking it will be easiest to use this for TVs as well (with baluns)??
I thought that running 5 CAT5e cables to the main TV locations would cover most things and not bother with RG6 at all, except for sat, antenna runs.
They have a Freeview DVB-S STB and a CD/DVD player that will be controlled via iR over one of the CAT5e cables.
That leaves 4 for composite, s-video, component or HDMI or combination of whatever.
We are going to run 4x CAT5e cables to each bedroom as this allows for data, phone, composite AV plus iR.
Or 2 for HDMI or component AV, 1 for iR and 1 for data - Most people have cordless phones these days so one or two phone points in the house should be enough.
Not worried about audio at this stage except we will put a couple of speakers in the family room and outside for starters.
There is plenty of room in the roof to add cables and more speakers later for surround sound etc.