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Topic # 113163 8-Jan-2013 14:47
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Hi,

What are peoples thoughts on cables to be run from a data distribution box to a TV position in a lounge.  I was thinking 2 x RG6 (Freeview & Sky dish) and either 2 or 4 cat5e?  

It's for an addition.  The rest of the house has cat5e run throughout.


Thanks,

Nick 

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  Reply # 741681 8-Jan-2013 15:05
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Personally I place more emphasis on Cat5e than RG6, as it is just so versatile - you can add baluns to run HDMI over Cat5e, as well as data, phone, remote control signals...

IMHO 2xRG6 and 4xCat5e to the main TV location would be the minimum (thats what I installed in my place), iirc the TCF standard suggests 3xRG6

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  Reply # 741686 8-Jan-2013 15:12
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Hi, where do the current RG6 cables, go, often it makes no sense to run them to a data/phone hub but rather to where the others are and where the cables come in from the roof, ie take them to the ceiling.

As for the number of RG6 runs, I recommend 3 to a major TV/AV location, for lesser, other 2ndary AV locations 2 is fine. Minimum of 2 cat5e/6 although if its a busy AV area 4 is more the go these days.

Cyril

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