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By Faye in Marseilles, IL on 12/11/2008


I am currently getting ready to prewire the house and am going to put a flat screen TV over my fireplace. I already know about the temperature checks and all that, but am currently searching for my HDMI & audio cables, wall plates, etc. I need 30' length so they are pretty expensive. I am looking at eBay and a few sites but I wondered if anyone has any recommendations for suppliers? The HDMI cables are the most expensive at $65 apiece. Also, have any of you noticed or heard of any differences in quality between different brands? I don't want to save $$ and get poor quality.
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By Mike in Dover, DE on 12/11/2008


Check monoprice.com. I've purchased CAT5 and HDMI cables from them in the past.  They ship fast and work great.

Signals over HDMI are purely digital, so you won't get subtle noise or quality degradation -- either it works or it doesn't.  I suspect the only differences between cables are how the connectors hold up against oxidation and how much shielding there is.  Rather than paying more for shielding against electromagnetic interference, simply install the low-voltage cables away from any high-power cables, like speaker/house wiring, and keep them away from unshielded speaker magnets.

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By DCG in Lago Vista, TX on 12/12/2008


I strongly second Monoprice.  I've probably purchased about $500 in AV cables with them.

For a 30' run, I wouldn't worry about signal issues.  I have several runs over 50'--just to be sure I use a wall plate that amplifies the HDMI signals.

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By Jerry in Lee's Summit, MO on 1/7/2009


Depending on the TV, you may want to consider a recessed box to allow room for connections behind the flat screen like the one here:

aifittings.com/whnew98.

I have not used this one in particular, but lots of people use some sort of recessed box.

Also, it sounds like you have other components being connected to the TV from a nearby location.  If so, do yourself a favor and run a 2" conduit between the two locations.  This has saved me several times already.  I even pulled a 30' HDMI cable through it.  That way, it wasn't permanently stuck in the wall if it ever needed replaced.  Make sure to install a pull string in the conduit during installation, to pull cables through later.  Works like a charm!


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By Kenneth in Lees Summit, MO on 1/8/2009


I would like to second this, this is a great idea that has saved me as well. The pull string is the critical part of this, and makes pulling new cables easy (you tape the new cable to the pull string, go to the other end of the conduit and pull the string through, and voila, your cable is now installed in the conduit).

Something to think about, when you use the pull string to pull the new cable through your conduit, do yourself a favor and pull another string through too (tape the new string to the pull string along with the cable you are trying to pull through) for the next time you may want to pull a cable into that conduit ;-). A little dish detergent helps as well, makes pulling cables smooth like butter (or at least smooth like liquid soap).


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By Faye in Marseilles, IL on 1/8/2009


Thanks Jerry -- Actually I finished the wiring weeks ago and I did end up putting in a 3" piece of PVC pipe to fish the wiring through. This way I can go into the attic and change out cables as needed. I used low voltage boxes for all the wiring.
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