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  1. Thread: Home Video

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    Anything wireless uses bandwidth of your WiFi...

    Anything wireless uses bandwidth of your WiFi network. Not to mention that if any neighbors' wireless routers are on the same channel as yours, that's that many more devices fighting for that...
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    Typically, in networking, a PoE switch is a...

    Typically, in networking, a PoE switch is a switch that provides power to the connected devices. More often than not, the switch provides power to the port only if the device requests it (so you...
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    Z-wave devices are out there from MANY...

    Z-wave devices are out there from MANY manufacturers -- G.E., Leviton, Honeywell, Samsung, Wink, and many others. One of the cool things about Z-wave is that you can mix and match manufacturers. I...
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    Here are just a couple. I used a Rat Shack one...

    Here are just a couple. I used a Rat Shack one for over 20 years.

    https://www.amazon.com/BlastIR-Wireless-IR-Repeater-Sewell/dp/B01G9IGYI8
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    Very nice. Ours are 24x24x8 boxes mounted on the...

    Very nice. Ours are 24x24x8 boxes mounted on the pole.
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    Comnets have an operating temperature range of...

    Comnets have an operating temperature range of -40 to +185 degrees Fahrenheit, so as long as they're in environmental enclosures, they're good. There's also a 24VAC unit, which can be powered off...
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    In the box at the base of the pole, install a...

    In the box at the base of the pole, install a media converter (that will convert it to fiber)(Comnet is the manufacturer that I use, but there are others, such as Kramer and Voscom. Kramer makes...
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    That 40dB port-to-port isolation typically is...

    That 40dB port-to-port isolation typically is only in the return path, and then not even the low end of it. Outside of the 15-42MHz range (typically), the isolation is mid-20s to mid-30s. That's...
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    It was painful to watch...

    It was painful to watch...
  10. Thread: How many drops

    by egnlsn
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    No mind reading required -- 2+2 covers most...

    No mind reading required -- 2+2 covers most scenarios. Doesn't cost that much more, yet you can charge twice as much.
  11. Thread: How many drops

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    Don't skimp, and don't ask the customer what they...

    Don't skimp, and don't ask the customer what they want. Most of the time they have no idea.

    At a minimum, there should be 2+2 (ANSI/TIA/EIA 570C Grade 2 Standard). Alot of people subscribe to a...
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    An excellent source for questions such as this: ...

    An excellent source for questions such as this:

    http://www.avsforum.com/forum/36-home-v-distribution/
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    PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom)

    PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom)
  14. It makes sense to me -- an HDD that is designed...

    It makes sense to me -- an HDD that is designed to spin 24/7 as opposes to one that isn't. I have a couple of regular HDDs in my NVR, and the picture stops every few seconds for a second or 2. ...
  15. Another vote for ADI.

    Another vote for ADI.
  16. Agreed -- there will be no issues with his...

    Agreed -- there will be no issues with his network related to that HVAC cable.
  17. Thread: Wire over wire

    by egnlsn
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    All the time, and it's always a pain in the neck....

    All the time, and it's always a pain in the neck.

    See if there's a wire that you can disconnect at one end and use that to pull in a string. Then, pull it, along with the new wire, back with the...
  18. What is the layout of the building and where the...

    What is the layout of the building and where the TVs are? What are the distances from the closet to the TVs, especially the furthest?

    The HDA-1000 is a very good distribution amp -- I've used it...
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    Certainly not with as an analog signal. If you...

    Certainly not with as an analog signal. If you really wanted to be fancy about it and spend some money, you could feed the component outputs of your bluray player into a QAM modulator then insert it...
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    Most devices that I've measured in the past put...

    Most devices that I've measured in the past put out ~5dBmV or so -- enough to run the TV set where they are. You could probably split it 2 ways as long as both outlets are fairly close to the DVD...
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    Most CATV systems are designed to have a signal...

    Most CATV systems are designed to have a signal level of 15-20dBmV at the tap on or pedestal. RG6 loses ~6.55dB/100ft, so doing the math tells you about how much signal strength you should have at...
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    I bought a couple of extender systems from Rat...

    I bought a couple of extender systems from Rat Shack probably a good 20 years ago that I still use. At one time, my cable boxes were in the basement while my stereo equipment was in my upstairs...
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    The minimum bend radius for fiber during...

    The minimum bend radius for fiber during installation is 20x the diameter of the cable -- same as coax. When it's in its permanent position, it is 10x the diameter of the cable.
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    Yes, as of a little over a year ago. PPC was...

    Yes, as of a little over a year ago.

    PPC was the first manufacturer to develop the compression fitting. About 9 or 10 years ago, they took just about every other manufacturer to court...
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    Belden has been making cables probably longer...

    Belden has been making cables probably longer than anyone, but, like Hal, I've never seen any used by CATV companies. Personally, I've always preferred TimesFiber, then CommScope in that order.
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