Installing Optic TV in new home build



I am building a new home and want to install all TV and media cables into wall before adding drywall.

What I have for TV's is 1 main TV in living room and 2nd in bedroom.

The optic media panel is centred in laundry/utility room.


Please confirm if I am on course or if I need to change materials.


Plan to install 2 - cat6 cables from media panel to each tv via wall plug ins.

Also wiring in speaker cables, HD cables and component video cables. Did I miss anything?


What is the difference between cat5 and cat6 cables? Is cat6 for High Def channels?


Thanks in advance


Community Power User
Community Power User

Telus uses Cat5 cable for their installations. Cat6 likely unnecessary. I agree with running 2 Cat5 cables to each location. You might consider 3 to your main TV location. Also consider where you want the router to  be placed, as Wi-Fi signal can be improved by a central location. That lo cation may require extra Cat5 cables.


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