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Projector cabling through ceiling and wall

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by topperdoggle, May 3, 2005.

  1. topperdoggle

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    Hi all,

    I'm about to run some cable through my ceiling and wall to avoid any unsightliness when I ceiling-mount my Z2. Is this stuff from Maplin okay?

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=9512&doy=3m5

    I shall probably run 5 lengths, 3 for component, 1 for composite, and 1 for s-video.

    Any other recommendations? I expect the run will be about 5m.

    Antony
     
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    Don't forget the mains cable!
     
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    antgel

    Generally you want a 75 ohm cable for Video and a 50 ohm cable for Audio - seems odd that this one cable is 'ideal' for both; though I cant see a spec anywhere.

    S-Video will require Two runs of single cable not One.

    Six 8.0mm Video cables is quite a bundle/handful to run over any distance - there's no info on how pliable or not the cable you link to is!

    A VanDamme Red Series Four core 75 ohm Multicore at sub £6.00 per metre works out less expensive for YUV + Composite , is ideal for Video, is very pliable, has an OD of 17.0mm and has been tested and approved in many Broadcast, Production and Home Theatre applications.

    Add in a VanDamme Red Series Mini 2 core Multicore for your S-Video at just over £2.50 per meter with an OD of 7.4mm and you have a very decent quality video cable set.

    Best regards

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    Joe,

    Do these cables come cut loose, without plugs? I was planning a blanking plate on the ceiling, and one on the wall, to finish it off nicely, then to use patch cables to the projector and input device.

    Antony
     
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    I hadn't forgotten it, it's just a lot less interesting than the others!
     
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    Hello antgel

    Take your pick - on the drum, cut to required length, terminated, un-terminated or even terminated on one end only.

    Have you seen the 'socket to socket' type wall plates? - they have sockets on the front and back so you can install terminated cables or terminate the cables with a plug rather than trying to solder directly to the back of the wall plate.

    Best regards

    Joe

    PS You've not seem some of the 'Home Brew' or 'Designer' Power cables then :)

    PPS I meant to say that the perfectionist will tell you to try and avoid any 'interconnections' that are not absolutely necessary!
     
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    joe, where can you get these socket to socket wall plates, i can`t solder to save my life

    Dave
     
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    Hello Dave

    And I thought it was only me :)

    Liberty Wire & Cable from the US have the Panel Crafters wall plate range that offer a full range of 'pass through' sockets covering most audio visual connections.

    Here's a link to the web site - I thought I had the worst web site out there; this one takes the top prize :devil:

    We've used these on installations so if you get frustrated with the web site drop me a PM and I'll see if I can get you some PDF's in the morning.

    See http://www.libertycable.com/resources/pc_story.html

    Best regards

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    Hi Joe,

    This stuff certainly looks better for the job than separate cables. As far as lack of connections goes, I'm sure that the convenience factor will outweigh the loss of PQ that I won't even be able to see, by using termination panels on the wall and ceiling.

    A quick estimate is that it's a 17 foot run. This is for component, S-Video, composite, and perhaps DVI if the price is right as I don't really want to tear holes in the wall a year or two from now. Can you send me a quote please. I'm going to leave it unterminated and solder both ends.

    Thanks,

    Antony
     
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    Hello Antony

    Your a hard man to PM :) - drop me a note with your mail address please.

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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