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Dave Bird
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Posts: 753
From: Perth, Ontario, Canada
Registered: Jun 2000


 - posted 04-06-2001 05:37 PM      Profile for Dave Bird   Author's Homepage   Email Dave Bird   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I won't call it theatre! And maybe this belongs in Film-Yak, but here goes.

My house was built by a fellow who obviously was NOT an A/V nut (not even coax to the bedrooms . Even worse, it's on a slab with no basement. So now, I've been ordered, er, I mean, ASKED to move the ugly satellite cables inside the wall. So I've taken the baseboards off, and have found some room. But while I'm there, I might as well wire the house for surround to the bedrooms, dining etc.

My question: What type of wire will support the latest and greatest? I'm thinking a shielded wire, but not sure how many conductors to drive 5,6 (or whatever it is now) channels and subs etc. Should I run a seperate line to each room? Also, very interested in these little units which let you use your remote anywhere, anyone have them? Thank you.

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Brad Miller
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From: Plano, TX (36.2 miles NW of Rockwall)
Registered: May 99


 - posted 04-06-2001 07:02 PM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes, since this has nothing to do with commercial film/e-cinema projection, I am moving this to the Yak forum.

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