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How to wire my new home

We’ll be moving homes again soon (no worries – just a prettier house, no new job or other chnages ;) ), and I’m starting to think about the infrastructure challenges.

I’ve already decided to replace cable TV with a satellite dish. What other nice geeky options are there? VoIP phones (there’s CAT5 cable everywhere in the house, and I do have a 802.11g router)?

Let me know if you have any neat ideas, now that I can still decide where to run wires ;)

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  1. Have a look at a central VDR system with Hauppauge MediaMVPs in all TV-locations. No need to wire CAT5 + Coax.
    Use a double-socket in each corner of a room.
    Wire two power cables into the closet where you put your server directly to the fuse box.
    Use a Multiswitch from the SAT-LNBs to wire to the VDR system. Put at least two DVB-S cards into the VDR system.
    When unsure about cableing, install tubing.
    Install speaker cables into all corners of the living room.

  2. Have a look at a central VDR system with Hauppauge MediaMVPs in all TV-locations. No need to wire CAT5 + Coax.

    Use a double-socket in each corner of a room.

    Wire two power cables into the closet where you put your server directly to the fuse box.

    Use a Multiswitch from the SAT-LNBs to wire to the VDR system. Put at least two DVB-S cards into the VDR system.

    When unsure about cableing, install tubing.

    Install speaker cables into all corners of the living room.

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