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RE: Newbie with lots of basic questions!!


  • Subject: RE: Newbie with lots of basic questions!!
  • From: "Nigel Giddings" <nigel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 15:51:23 -0000

Chris,

CAT5e can be used for both Digital and Analogue... If you want to use
HDMI (High Definition) you will need two CAT5e cables. Both will need
some sort of adaptor, the cost of which increase exponentially depending
on quality...

I have no experience of CAT6 but I believe I am right in saying that the
majority don't believe the additional bandwidth is worth the cost at the
moment. CAT6 is also less forgiving in terms of installation (Bending
Radius, termination).

HTH

Nigel



-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hunter [mailto:cjhunter@xxxxxxx]
Sent: 01 January 2006 15:41
To: ukha_d@xxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [ukha_d] Newbie with lots of basic questions!!

Nigel -

... is Cat5e/ Cat6 good for digital & analogue ... I have a feeling
there's a change-over in progress, from one to the other, for (eg)
connecting 'screens to computers ... or have I got it wrong ?

Chris



Nigel Giddings wrote:

> Sarah,
>
> Welcome to UKHA...
>
> You seem to have decided to go the MAC/iPOD route, was this after much
> research or because tou like MACs/iPODs ?
>
> A number of people have bought the Sonos, design looks are similar to
> iPOD but it is wireless (no cables...)  www.sonos.com
>
> I am not a MAC person so I am thinking of going the xlobby route, a
bit
> more geeky, but hopefully more flexible in the end...  www.xlobby.com
>
> Both of these have 'Zones' and the ability to remotely control
volume...
>
> Watching TV around the house from centrally located sources can be
done
> using CAT5e cable. There are a number of devices available which
provide
> remote switching and one of the UKHA regulars, Keith, will be
launching
> his own switching unit soon (allegedly!!!). see
> http://www.kat5.tv/index1.html
>
> The CCTV can be treated / routed the same as the satellite TV to give
> full flexibility...
>
> I would suggest you get some more detailed advice before you go too
much
> further, at the build stage is where you need to incorporate this
stuff.
> Retro-fitting after the event will be difficult/expensive/a pain in
the
> a***.
>
> Your electrician sound enthusiastic but you need an overall design to
> work with.
>
> HTH
>
> Nigel
> A fellow self-builder  http://photos.corbenic.co.uk
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: abbott.sarah@xxxxxxx [mailto:abbott.sarah@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: 31 December 2005 12:24
> To: ukha_d@xxxxxxx
> Subject: [ukha_d] Newbie with lots of basic questions!!
>
> Hi There
>
> Just joined to see if anyone can help someone without technical
> knowledge!!  My electrician is just looking at our wiring
> requirements for a new concrete built house.  I have the following
> requirements and would hope to incorporate my brand new iMac and 3
> iPods into the equation!
>
> Set up playlists at the main Mac Centre (easy!) and now what I find
> difficult:
> How do I select which rooms I can play these in (don't want to wake
> the baby as an eg!)
> How can I change volume remotely?
>
> Also:
> Watch different Sat TV in different rooms?
> Set up for surround sound in sitting room!
>
> And:
> Watch and record CCTV from the garden, entrance and gates, baby's
> bedroom.
>
> My electrician is happy to do the work (why not - he'll make a
> fortune!!) but he loses me after the first 2 questions!!
>
> Your thoughts would be very useful including suggestions on equipment
> recommendations.
>
> If you can describe in easy English that a thick female could
> understand - all the better - much appreciated!!
>
> Thanks a Million
>
> Sarah
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