Question Please help me identify my new home theater setup

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by CutRateGamer, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. CutRateGamer

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    Hi,

    I am a home theater neophyte. I have set up my own simple surround sound theater once, many years ago, but it didn't last as the cables were always in the way.

    I am considering buying a home that already has home theater wiring run behind the walls. The home is vacant, so I can see the cables, but not the hardware that would have been hooked up to it.

    Would you help me identify what I am looking at in these pictures. Also, should the rear speaker wire be covered like it is in the pics? I don't see any exposed metal to attack a speaker to. Can you tell if this wiring has ever even been used? I see see what looks like a PC video cable in one of the cable bundles. Is that for a projector?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
     

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  2. Joe Fernand

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    With you being in the US you may want to pose your question over on AVSForums - more chance of folk recognising the wiring.

    I suspect a re-wire may be in order if your looking to distribute HD or UHD video.

    Joe
     
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    Thanks, Joe. I am not sure I will need to "distribute" HD/UHD. I am guessing you mean that the PC video input cable will probably not allow for HD.

    I am looking at the house again today and will see if I can get some more pics of the cables with the tape taken off so we can see exactly what cables are available.
     

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