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Home Theater Wiring - Why It Matters



  • 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.

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About the author:

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 He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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Recent Forum Posts:

Clint DeBoer 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.
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