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precabling for Sky HD

richard plumb

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I'm looking to redo the fireplace wall of my lounge, ripping out the stone fireplace etc. At the same time I'd like to hide the cabling for my LCD TV.

As this might be done before I get Sky HD, I'd like to make sure I have the right cable. I currently have a normal, bog-standard Sky box, and the associated cable. Will this need to be changed for Sky HD?


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You will need a HDMI cable for SKY HD. Although the first boxes will allow component out, not sure how long this will continue before the studios insist on copy protection and therefore HDMI.


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SKY HD will be like Sky + so you will need 2 runs of cable from the dish to the receiver. CT100 cabling will be fine for this. You may wish to replace your current run with a better quality CT100 cable, although it will probably be fine as it is. You just need an extra run of cable.


As parklife says, CT100 will be fine for HD as it is for SD Sky right now. Might be worth chucking in the other cables as well (HDMI, Power, Optical, etc) :thumbsup:

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