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Is it possible to distribute High Definition signals?

It is possible to distribute 1080p HDTV signal over Cat5, providing a cost-effective solution to HD distribution.

By using devices called "baluns" it is possible to convert the signal at either end of the Cat5 cable to a signal that is usable by LCD/Plasma TV units.

By using a matrix switcher that allows you to route any inputs to any outputs you can enjoy as many HD sources (e.g. Sky HD, bluray player, HD media centre) on as many screens as your budget can accommodate.

 

What is best - LCD, Plasma or projector?

When these types of TV first became available there were notable differences between the performance of each - LCD was better at fast-moving programs such as sport and Plasma had better colour-rendition and darker blacks.

Since then both technologies have been improved so that there is very little difference, if any, between the two.

With this in mind it is better to judge each TV on its own merits and ignore whether it is LCD or Plasma.

The old problem of Plasma's needing "re-gassing" is now also something that is no more, with Plasma TVs being as reliable as LCD

 

I want to listen to my stereo in several different rooms. Is this possible?

There are many products out on the market at the moment that allow you to listen to audio in different rooms from a single system.

The best and easiest use networking, either wired or wireless, to communicate and usually require a central server to hold music files.

One of the best systems is Sonos which uses either wireless or wired networking to communicate between units. The system can be controlled by the Sonos proprietary controller, iPhone, PC or Mac and can distribute audio from a central server, internet streaming radio or standard hi-fi equipment such as a CD player.

 

How can I wall mount my LCD or Plasma TV?

Almost all LCD and Plasma TVs are capable of being wall mounted - to find out check in the instruction manual for the TV and see what the manufacturer recommends.

To mount the TV on the wall you will need a wall bracket, which come in many different variations - standard tilt, tilt/twist/turn, slim (no tilt) and more. Cable Guys can provide the correct bracket for your TV subject to your budget and requirements.

To mount most TVs you will need a solid wall constructed from either block or brick for a secure fitting. Small TVs, generally under 21", can be mounted on stud walls (i.e. walls made from a wooden frame with plasterboard) but larger TVs would require significant strengthening of the wall before they could be securely mounted.

Often when wall-mounting a TV you are left with unsightly wires dangling down. Cable Guys can either chase these wires into the wall or provide a discreet decorative trunking solution to hide these wires.

 

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