Question Cat6 and fibre

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    Hello all, just about to buy some GigaTrue Cat6 bulk cable for my new house extension, should I go for regular or LSZH? I have teminated Cat5e in the past without too many issues but am concerned that the LSZH is hard to work with?

    Also for a bit of future proofing I am looking at putting fibre from the projector to the AV amp and also to the rack room what should I be looking to buy?

    Thanks in advance :)
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    Shouldnt be much harder , and LSZH is safer in the event of a fire.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Do you know what fibre/terminations I need to consider for audio/video signals?
     
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    That will really depend what device you are adding some will have SC termination some will have ST.

    Then there is single Mode or MultiMode fibre. Though in domestic situation its usually Multi-Mode
     
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    I'm a home user and have just used the GigaTrue LSZH cable throughout my home. I've installed and terminated 600metres\80 connections using a £8 termination tool. Every termination was correct first time - no problems :)
     
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    Fibre termination is a skilled job and requires a series selection of tools and sundries. I think my brother-in-laws' kit was in excess of £500 and only covered a few types of fibre.

    We have moved away from fibre at work except where we need to run more than 100M. We can get 1080p via HDBaseT on deployable flexible Cat6 and I am sure that 4K will be possible over no more than a couple of lengths given time.

    LSZH cable is only really a benefit when you are going to be putting a lot of it into one area. a couple of lengths will make very little difference in case of fire, so I would not worry too much about using standard cable in a domestic environment.
     
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    LSZH - (very) unlikely the rest of your home wiring is LSZH.

    Fibre - gets costly, esp. if you are not planning on using it. The 'holy grail' at present is something to cater for 2160p60 with 4.4.4 processing at longer lengths. It may arrive in the next few months - expect to pay around £270 for a 20m 'kit' (no on site termination required).

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    I bought some LSZH basically because the supplier had a reel and the tougher jacket meant it survived getting pulled through better.
    It is stiffer so takes more effort and as Joe said, it is unlikely there is any in the rest of the home so won't make much difference to overall smoke risk.
     

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