Help me, AV nerds. You're my... well not really but I'd appreciate it.
October 15, 2012 9:35 AM Subscribe
What AV cables should I pull through my wall while I have the chance?
posted by jon1270 to Technology (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've got one of those TV-over-the-fireplace situations. It's not ideal, but there's no better place in the room for a TV, so it's staying. We keep the associated electronic doodads like the cable box, Roku, home server, etc. in an adjacent built-in cabinet on the same wall. The wall surface is solid redwood paneling, which is near-impossible to disassemble without breaking or to patch inconspicuously after drilling holes through it. So, the problem with keeping said doodads in said cabinet is that there's no easy way to get the necessary cables inside the wall behind them.
Except for right now. I am doing some other work around the fireplace, and have a rare opportunity to easily pull some wires through the wall. What do I need to put in place in order to get sound and video signals from the cabinet to the TV, assuming current and foreseeable technology? Is a single HDMI cable sufficient? Any reason to pull a set of RCA cables through? Something else?