[mythtv-users] OT: Home Theater wiring questions

pete stagman tyrstag at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 9 13:30:39 EDT 2004

Hi James,

I've done a bit of home theatre wiring, with home automation and all

Any good quality 12-14 guage speaker cable works. What I have found
makes the most difference is to keep the cable lengths equal. ie If your
longest front cable is 22ft then ALL the front cables should be 22ft.
Same goes for rear and side if you have them. Never wrap extra cable
into loops, it can cause noise. Stuff the extra cable into the walls in
a jumble that can't create magnetic loops.

Personally I like to use Hubbell jacks and faceplates for everything.
www.hubbell-premise.com You'll have to do some searching on the website,
the online catalog stinks.  :( If you can get a real catalog it's easier
to find what you need.

For cable-TV you need RG-69 cable and F-Type connectors. Don't get the
twist on connectors. They WILL come off the cable. Get crimp on
connectors and spend a few extra $$ for a good quality crimper.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.


On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 12:26, James Pifer wrote:
> Anyone here know home theater wiring really well and wouldn't mind
> giving their opinion on a few questions? Please DO NOT reply to the
> list. If you're willing, please reply to me directly at
> jep at obrien-pifer.com. Sorry to the list for the OT, but not sure where
> else to ask and this list if full of home theater nuts!
> I'm building an addition on my house and one of the rooms is for my home
> theater, including the main component: MythTV. I have the chance to run
> the cabling through the walls, ie cable wire and speaker cable. 
> For speakers I'm going to run wiring and have faceplates setup for at
> least 6.1 sound (maybe 7.1?). I'm trying to figure out what speaker
> cable to buy. I was thinking Monster speaker wire, but I don't just want
> to dump a lot of money into a name. I found this searching on ebay and
> wondering if I could get any opinions based on the descriptions:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5719581409&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
> Other recommendations?
> I'm also going to run some Cable TV wire and looking for the same
> opinions. I found this from the same ebay seller:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3825157264&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
> Other recommendations?
> Lastly, I'm interested in suggestions for what to use for the faceplates
> if anyone has some experience with it. I'd like to try and do this right
> while I have the chance. 
> Thanks a lot. 
> James
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