“Let our rigorous testing and reviews be your guidelines to A/V equipment – not marketing slogans”
Facebook Youtube Twitter instagram pinterest

Home Theater Wiring - Why It Matters

Cables to Go on Whole House Cabling

Cables to Go on Whole House Cabling


  • Product Name: Video Interview
  • Manufacturer: Impact Acoustics
  • Review Date: October 10, 2008 01:00
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool
  • Speaker: Joe Cornwall
  • Produced by Clint DeBoer, Editor-in-Chief of Audioholics
  • Videography by Eric Shelton

Executive Overview

Joe Cornwall of Impact Acoustics and Cables to Go discusses why cables do indeed matter when considering your wiring needs for a whole house audio installation or home theater. When generating a cable list for your home theater it's important to consider not only what your devices are, but length, signal type and intended use - both now and future. Failure to consider all options can result in a misconfiguration and lots of work down the road.

Topics include:

  • Why wiring matters
  • The various "flavors" of HDMI
  • What is HDCP?
  • HDMI and DVI limitations
  • Digital audio Signals
  • Analogue audio signals
  • Cable construction
  • Cat5e and signal transport
  • Analogue A/V limitations
  • Multi-room vs. multi-zone
  • The computer as a media component
  • RF modulation and HDTV video distribution

It's a dynamic presentation and one that most audioholics won't want to miss out on.

Unless otherwise indicated, this is a preview article for the featured product. A formal review may or may not follow in the future.

Audioholics posts on October 12, 2008 10:35
Joe's just fun to listen to. Great guy and very knowledgable and humble.
Biggiesized posts on October 11, 2008 18:42
That was a fantastic video! I was able to follow along quite easily, but I suspect many won't understand what he's saying. Despite this, I recommend that everyone should watch that video. Joe really has his stuff down and he's a wonderful presenter.

That RF modulation idea is brilliant.
Post Reply
About the author:
author portrait

Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

View full profile

Confused about what AV Gear to buy or how to set it up? Join our Exclusive Audioholics E-Book Membership Program!