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    Joe,

    That all depends on the type of plasma you intend to get.

    If it has all the connections and receiver cards built in then you need to think about 4 or 5 mini coax feeds for component and composite video feeds and definately a HDMI lead.

    Others will include a standard coax for TV and Freeview and possibly a pair of phonos for audio (if you are having speakers on the plasma)

    The alternative is a plasma that has its own media centre type box which sits remote to the screen, connected by an proprietory (spelling) cable and connector. The Media box receives all the incoming signals and sends the chosen one to the screen. WATCH OUT these 'special' leads can be expenceive to by longer lenghts.
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    Thanks for your help so far,Vex and Otto-Mate.

    I am currently still on first fix(unreliable trades!!!)

    I am about to mount us back boxes into 100mm concrete block walls. Size: 56mm x 98mm x 78mm (w x h x d)

    Which way are these mounted? (width vertically or horizontally)
    Does the cat 5 cabing enter at the back of this?

    Concerns are depth of box in comparison to wall!!

    One other thing Vex, regarding plasma. When ready will get one with speakers on tv plus two speakers directly behind. Of all the options of cabling you said which one would you recommend? ops:

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    UUUuuuuuukkkkkk, Mark.

    That must be well over a meter of wall plates to hide.

    That is where the TV Corner is so good, using it on my house this week and will post pictures asap so you can see what I mean.

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    I was really referring to this sort of pic - http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/image...steredwall.jpg - rather than the AV system one.

    I now use only one power socket behind the AV system It feeds into a surge protector.

    M.

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    Watch the depth of chase ! especially if you are installing your self and then having your install part p tested. Regs state that you should not sink more than a third of the thickness of wall including finishes. Applicable to the sinking of backboxes for light switches. Just been installing my first fix and had it inspected some 47mm back boxes were frowned on where I had chased into 3" thermalite block.

    These two publications are well worth refering to for guidance, whatever type of cable you are running.

    http://www.iee.org/Publish/Books/Wir...?book=WR%20261


    http://www.iee.org/Publish/Books/Wir...?book=WR%20500

    Cheers

    Paul

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    So how do sink these us back boxes used for russound multiroom which are 78mm deep into 100mm concrete blocks???

    8)

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    Which version of Russounds system are you planning to use.

    The CAV or ABus system?

    Cause the ABus system is available in a UK faceplate and back box solution.
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    Planning to install CA4.4iL.

    Do the receivers really need all that room?

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    Hi guys, can you recommend what speaker cable i require. Maximum run will be 35metres.

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