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    Automated Home Lurker
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    Oct 2016

    Default Cart before horse :) (House)

    I'm about to buy a house which is seriously "wired" and I need to know the best way to use it.
    The property has
    Cat5 in every room taken to a central location
    Speaker sockets in various locations downstairs also wired to a convenient location. Also some ceiling speakers.
    Tv satelite sockets in various locations taken to a distribution amp in the roof space which also has the feed from a dish
    Super fast broadband
    Centralised vacuum system (less relevant but it sets the scene)

    I also have a pair of humax satelite systems and a couple of smart TVs

    So.... Ideas on what to do please ! Not sure what I want...but I want ideas

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    Automated Home Legend chris_j_hunter's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
    North Lancashire


    how many Cat-5 to each room ?

    if just one, would be handy for NowTV & laptop / desktop Internet connections ...

    if more, could be more serious - eg: useful for HA ...

    also - Cat-5, or Cat-5e ?

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    Oct 2016


    Not sure about the Cat5 type I'm afraid. I forgot to mention the house has some RGB mood lighting controlled via room switches.

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