Multi-Room Installation Using Existing Cabling?

Serkie

Active Member
Hello Peeps,

Recently moved into our new house which was extensively extended / refurbished in 2002. During the refit the builder put coaxial cable everywhere around the house, some rooms have 2 points installed so coaxial is plentiful. Great for RF distribution but I'd like to now look at a matrix type multi room solution that will allow a number of inputs to be displayed in different zones when needed.

Is there anyway/out of box solution to utilise the existing coaxial installed for HD multi room distribution or is it a case of running new cabling to the bedrooms and downstairs areas? I ask as our CCTV is HD-SDI which I believe is coaxial cable.

I think I know the answer but just wanted to check before biting the bullet and planning the runs etc.

Many thanks in advance.
 

shortyav

Active Member
There are products available can distribute HDMI point to point over coax (can be fussy over coax quality) not the cheapest solution but could be viable for you.
 

shortyav

Active Member
Hi, I'm not sure where I stand pointing you towards products as I'm an installer, however we often recommend things we have found to work well. Wyrestorm is a HD product I have had some success with, HDMI distribution is a little bit specialist with some pitfalls, so if your not confident I would find somebody to help and advise you. Some manufacturers withdrew the coax point to points, however form what I gather it was more a reasoning of chipset cost rather than reliability. A lot of aerial distributors have found demand for the product as it runs over coax. My advice would be to dip your toes as the technology doesn't work over any old coax cable, good quality, copper 75ohm cable should be fine, but I would try it point to point on each tv with one balun set first.
 
They should be fine but thats really dependent on the quality of the faceplate and its connections.

Do the cables actually run point to point ?
 
HDMI Over Coax requires point to point it cant work via a distribution unit. Though The HDMI modulators can but a whole new price bracket. They also provide multiple TVs to watch the HDMi sources rather than one to one with the HDMI over coax.
 

Serkie

Active Member
HDMI Over Coax requires point to point it cant work via a distribution unit. Though The HDMI modulators can but a whole new price bracket. They also provide multiple TVs to watch the HDMi sources rather than one to one with the HDMI over coax.

Many thanks for the advice to date. I'll take a look at the modulators on your website and perhaps drop you a call at some point to go through any queries. I need to weigh up the cost of running cables to the zones I want connected + hardware against the cost of a solution that makes use of the existing infrastructure.
 
Hi

We have a price drop on the modulators from later this/early next week. We think down to £699+VAt (from £1149) for the Single HDMi version.
 

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