Cinemar Promotion : HDTV + Digital Audio over single Cat5

Discuss with other members how to distribute and setup whole house audio and video. Let everyone know what combination of products you are using to accomplish this.
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Postby chrismd77 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:57 am

awesome. I am placing my order for CAT5 cable today. Should I get Shielded cable or is regular CAT5 ok. Thanks again, chris

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Postby shift_grind » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:22 pm

just buy a soldering iron and some solder on rca style ends to the cat5e directly

then with 1 cat5e you can have RGB + S/PDIF
or RGB + 1 IR pair

cat5e works fine for transmitting IR commands.

save yourself a few hundred dollars, just be carefull how you run it, its not shielded (same issue as using these items)

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Postby DavidL » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:35 pm

shift_grind, I don't think that is an equivelent solution. A balun is more than just cable ends.

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Postby shift_grind » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:52 pm

people would be alot better off running copper shielded RG59 for long distances....with these being passive i dont see them doing much as far as "converting" the signal to be able to travel across a cat5.....anywho, neat product. if your running a cat5 just to do this (not buying comp cables because long ones are $$$$) run RG59 for video, and audio cable, cat5 works great for IR....it can still be done cheaply, cat5 can be used for audio in a pinch too....just my 2 cents.


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