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Who makes a shielded CAT6? Most I have see are all just UTP

Humm that adds $200 on the price tag just to add shielding. I think the UTP will be fine for my application... its for a home with no other transmission lines next to it.
Edited by Magus2727 - 1/31/11 at 5:41pm
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Ya run wire 1' away from power and 90degrees across it.
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post #13 of 22
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Well if I am trying to wire the whole house up with CAT6... might as well do it right and spend a little extra $$... The shielded cable would last a long time and support 1Gigabit lines. We will have to see how much $$ the wife will let me have for this project.
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Just let her know you'll have to cut holes in the wall, and that this is the perfect time to redecorate, and that you'll let her pick the colours?
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post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by allikat View Post
So long as it's quality, shielded, genuine cat 6 cable? No difference at all.
Get stuff with shielding to protect the signals from interference and you should be golden. Not entirely sure which ground it should be linked to, signal ground or the wall box ground... Anyone have any thoughts on that?
Unless the box itself is metallic and in direct connection with the ground itself, I would go with the signal ground.

A lot of times in IT cabinets, rooms etc, and isolated ground is establish to achieve the best possible connection to ground. I would go this route if you are overly concerned with interference.
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Ah yes, codes differ. Over here we normally ground all metal wall boxes, and UK builders are traditionalists, we like our metal boxes but that's us.
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This probably won't affect you, but I was talking with a professional installer at a local Home Theater place the other day (I was interested in HDMI wall plates too) and he was telling me that similar to different levels of HDMI cables (ie bandwidth capabilities) wall plates are the same. So if you need a high speed HDMI cable then you would have to find a high speed HDMI wall plate. Otherwise you will limit your bandwidth to that wall plate connection. He also said to steer clear of the wall plates because he has seen lots of problems with them. Ethernet is a high speed data line, so you're fine there.
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^^ He is pulling your leg about a "high speed HDMI wall plate"
It's simply a gender changer neatly moulted into a plastic keystone.

LoL
Maybe or maybe not.

Quoted from http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/kb.aspx?c=7#113

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Q. Can I use HDMI to connect one from to another using wall plates?
You can connect from one room to another using wall plate connections. However, the quality of the wall plate can affect the transmission. Be sure to select an HDMI-compliant wall plate that fits your specific installation requirements.
Doesn't specifically state a difference in cat 1 vs cat 2 hdmi cables and wall plates but it is at least making note that there is a standard to follow based on your intallation.
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One thing, buy a powered adapter! i bought the non powered version and couldn't get picture

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

This is powered, and it will work. The wall plates i bought were NOT powered and wasn't able to produce a video signal strong enough. Careful what you buy, i bought these at first: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 and they don't work
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Make sure when running wires, that they are approved wires that can be run through the walls. For code reasons of course.
Actually there is NO code WHATSOEVER for Low Voltage..
I'm an Electrician by trade..
post #20 of 22
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There are some.... but not for residential... the whole self extinguishing cables for industrial but the standard Ethernet from what I have read is fine.

I am only going 30-40 feet MAX... area between TV and computer will be 25 Feet, so count 2 feet in length from wall plate, 25 feet to span, another 2 feet up, thats only 30 feet (1 foot slack), then 3 foot cable on each end so over all its less then 40 Feet worst case. Using CAT6A, and good HDMI cables I think it will be good... thanks for the tip though.,
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