glitglit wrote: When you say just use another faceplate or use doubles for everything, electricity and network/tv, can you explain what you mean?
I dont understand the electricity part??
I just meant use dual gang outlets for everything instead of single gang. So, a dual gang outlet for network/tv a dual gang outlet for the mains socket.
glitglit wrote: Wireless router to network switch x 1 Cat5e cable. Then I can take any output from the network switch say for example Qty x 6 outputs and run Qty x 6 individual Cat5e cables to 6 rooms to give a wired connection to each RJ45 faceplate in 6 rooms.
That's fine if you want hdmi over cat5e OR a network connection for Netflix/computer etc in each room. If you want both then you need a minimum of two cat5e cables to that room.
glitglit wrote:In the family room sky box I connect the skybox to extender/matrix via hdmi. Cat5e output from extender/matrix to RJ45. This one extender is all I require? As only two other rooms will use the balun to convert back to HDMI to trasmit the signal from the box into these two rooms.
You mentioned that I needed a Hdmi over cat5 extender in the server room. Is that correct? If I have a Hdmi over cat5 extender in the family room as described is this not all that I require?
Personally, I'd run your satellite cables to the understairs cupboard and put the sky box in there. This cupboard is where all your cat5e cables terminate and so putting the sky box in there will give you maximum flexibility. So, hdmi out of the sky box into the extender/splitter/matrix. Out of there to cat5e to each room that requires it. In each room use a balun to convert the signal back to HDMI. If you later decide to add a tv to a room you can reassign an existing cat5e cable in that room from having network duties to having hdmi-over-cat5e duties by removing it from the network switch and plugging it into the extender/matrix/splitter instead. Here's a nice diagram showing the sort of thing I'm talking about
glitglit wrote:As described I think I will go with a Quadplex faceplate in each room that I believe will have a TV. This gives one RJ45 so I will use that on the faceplate for example for netflix.
A quadplex faceplate is only useful for plugging a skybox into it. If you're going to watch sky in those rooms via hdmi over cat5e then you just need an rj45 outlet (and a coax connection to give you freeview as well) for tv. Plus an rj45 outlet for your Netflix/computer.
glitglit wrote: To give Qty x 3 RJ45 outputs I think I will need two more RJ45 connections to sit beside my quadplex faceplate (in the rooms with a TV) Please describe the name of this 2 x RJ45 faceplate.
Then in the rooms without a TV and therefore no quadplex faceplate I might just need a double RJ45 connection facelplate. Please describe the name of this double RJ45 connection facelplate?
And finally....do you think I should chose to have a quadplex faceplate in each bedroom? In case children decide they want a TV in the future?
Here is an RJ45 socket that clips into that euro faceplate.
glitglit wrote:Or can I do without a faceplate if TV's come with built in Freeview?
Will a built in freeview TV work without an aerial?
If you want freeview then you need an aerial connection. You can terminate this using one of these that connects into your euro faceplate:
glitglit wrote:Can you recommend a gigabit switch?
I have this one and a 24 port one of these. They're simply unmanaged gigabit network switches. I normally go for netgear but fancied something different.