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    I was thinking that with the Cat7 standard an RJ45 connector could not be used because of the near-end cross-talk. Doing a search it would seem that the new connector is a GG-45. However, it is identical in size and backward compatible with RJ-45

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    Hello

    I am currently trying to determine the best way to distribute HD video throughout my house and got as far as trying to determine what cable to use.

    Is CAT 5 capable of carrying a full HD signal with combined multi channel audio?
    if not what is the best way to distribute it?

    please accept my apologies, in advance, if i have not posted this correctly - it is my first time (i did read the FAQs )

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    I'm sure this has been said before but there is very little benefit of CAT6 over CAT5e and certainly in a house it will be a pain as its manufactured right on the limits so it wont take kinks and tight bends.
    Never use stranded Cable as it will not terminate properly and you wont have any problems with solid Core cable, we install hundreds of CAT5 cables in houses and have never had any problems with cores snapping etc, you would have to treat them very badly in order to snap the cores.
    If you have any other questions then give me a PM!
    Hope this has been of some help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grecian View Post
    Hello

    I am currently trying to determine the best way to distribute HD video throughout my house and got as far as trying to determine what cable to use.

    Is CAT 5 capable of carrying a full HD signal with combined multi channel audio?
    if not what is the best way to distribute it?

    please accept my apologies, in advance, if i have not posted this correctly - it is my first time (i did read the FAQs )
    HD can be transmitted over CAT5 but you will need convertors or an expensive HD distribution system. How much do you have spend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grecian View Post
    Hello

    I am currently trying to determine the best way to distribute HD video throughout my house and got as far as trying to determine what cable to use.

    Is CAT 5 capable of carrying a full HD signal with combined multi channel audio?
    Yes, if you distribute HD as a component level signal and the audio as SPDIF. You can run it over a "video" set of KAT5 modules. There are a number of people on the UKHA_D mailing list doing just this

    I don't think the KAT5 website (www.kat5.tv) currently describes it, and I'm not sure what Katman's view is, but this *is* possible.

    HTH,

    Tim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimH View Post
    Yes, if you distribute HD as a component level signal and the audio as SPDIF. You can run it over a "video" set of KAT5 modules. There are a number of people on the UKHA_D mailing list doing just this

    I don't think the KAT5 website (www.kat5.tv) currently describes it, and I'm not sure what Katman's view is, but this *is* possible.

    HTH,

    Tim.
    Yep loads of component/digital audio convertors available. Give me a shout if you need any more help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-HomeComms View Post
    I'm sure this has been said before but there is very little benefit of CAT6 over CAT5e and certainly in a house it will be a pain as its manufactured right on the limits so it wont take kinks and tight bends.
    Never use stranded Cable as it will not terminate properly and you wont have any problems with solid Core cable, we install hundreds of CAT5 cables in houses and have never had any problems with cores snapping etc, you would have to treat them very badly in order to snap the cores.
    If you have any other questions then give me a PM!
    Hope this has been of some help.

    Tom
    Thanks for the info - how is solid core cable described from a product point of view - i have seen stranded and UTP CAT 5E but not solid core?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grecian View Post
    Thanks for the info - how is solid core cable described from a product point of view - i have seen stranded and UTP CAT 5E but not solid core?
    "Cat 5e UTP" is the frequent designation, although this covers both solid and stranded. Stranded is usually referred to as "patch cable". Stranded is usually noticably more expensive, so that's another clue too.

    Here's some links to solid cable. Prices vary with the market price of copper, and it's been on the up recently.
    http://www.letsautomate.com/cable.cfm?
    http://www.cablemonkey.co.uk/acatalo...lid_Cable.html
    http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CACAT5E.html
    http://www.cablenet.org.uk/catalogue/cat5er.htm
    http://www.minitran.co.uk/pages/prod...facturer=Mini5

    Google for "cat5e utp solid" and this will show up loads of other links too

    HTH,

    Tim.

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    Benefit of cat 5 cables.

    1.Cat5e cable in varying lengths or bulk cable reels to meet your specific requirements
    2.Cabling tools and connectors to complete your installation successfully
    3.Cat5e patch cables in various lengths
    4.Patch panels
    5..Wall-mounted or free-standing cabinets for network equipment
    6.Server cabinets
    7.Custom-made cables and patch cables for your unique specifications

    Benefit of cat 5 cables.

    CAT6 is successor of CAT5e with few more improvements in speed and frequency.
    The speed of cat6 is 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps and their frequency is 250 Mhz
    The new network infrastructures are using CAT6, so they are easily available in market. They require Gigabit compatible hardware for their installation.

    2.. you have to studied about the UTP or STP cable, solid core or stranded following below.


    UTP Cable Stripping Tool.

    For Stripping the outer sheath from UTP/STP Cable
    Single rotary action
    Self Adjusting

    solid core or stranded include cat5e Patch Cables that are perfect for both office and home solutions and are capable of transmitting data speeds of 1 Gigabit per second/100bms, (faster than the old standard cat 5 patch cables).

    3..50mm (2 in) should be sufficient for putting away from mains cables.

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    1. CAT5 cable is the oldest and slowest UTP cable. Now, these cables are not available in the stores but are available with an older router or any older networking device. but CAT6 is the successor of CAT5 with few more improvements in speed and frequency. The crosstalk (i.e. internal interference) is also reduced by making more twists in each copper pair. The new network infrastructures are using CAT6, so they are easily available in market. They require Gigabit compatible hardware for their installation.

    2. UTP and STP Cable

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    LEDs for each wire
    - Pin configuration easy to read
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    - Easy to verify cable continuity, open, grounding, short and mis-wire
    - Auto or manual scan for pin out activators
    - Power switch saves battery life
    - Requires a 9-volt battery (not included)
    - Includes 2 x BNC adaptor and 1 x RJ45 modular cable

    solid core or stranded
    CAT5E PATCH CABLES

    1.Our No.1 Best Selling range of patch cables suitable for all office and domestic environments
    2.Pure copper metal conductor and RJ45 connectors for the best data transfer speeds
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    3.I think 50mm (2 in) is sufficient.

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