Random household issues -- questions asked and answered here

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    Post by wprager on Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:45 pm

    It should arrive today. If I have time I'll try it out -- plug it in and insert it between the two ethernet cables. I'm pretty sure what I have now is two male-to-male cables and a female-to-female adapter to connnect them together; if one of them is a male-to-female extension then I'll need another male-to-male to plug it into the switch. All those connections, I hope I don't get a ton of noise.

    For the downstairs TV, I completely forgot to tell the electrician about HDMI. And he can't make HDMI cables (he can crimp coax and RJ45 connectors and has the cable, but not HDMI; so I'll have to supply those.

    I found a wallplate on Amazon that has a coax, cat-6 and 4 x HDMI. That's perfect for the top side. If I can't get to them in time I'm pretty sure I'll be able to replace whatever wallplate they put up with this one and then patch the cables in. For the bottom-end (components) all I need is 4xHDMI and therer's a wallplate for that, too.

    This will be my third wall-TV and I think I'm beginning to get the hang of it. What the builder did (using bilt-in vac tubing for conduits) is nearly criminal. There's absolutely no need to run cable through the basement. The two wallplates on amazon, plus 4 x 10' HDMI (you don't need more than 10 to connect from above fireplace to corner of the room) plus 10' cat-6 is about $60 total. That's definitely more than the several pieces of tubing they called cable conduits but it's infinitely more useful.

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    Post by tim1_2 on Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:07 pm

    Good luck Walter. Reading your tech posts sometimes makes my brain hurt.

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    Post by wprager on Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:24 pm

    So Amazon is now using Canada Post? I didn't see a package when I got home and figured they missed delivery. But later I checked my order status and it said "delivered". Finally found it in the mail. But it's too late to try anything now. Games are on.
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    Post by wprager on Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:24 pm

    Maybe should have said the games are afeet.


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    Post by wprager on Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:01 am

    The switch worked like a charm. But I threw out my box of loose cables where I had a few short cat-6s. I managed with what I had left but I'll have to get more once we fix the PS3 or get a PS4.


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    Post by wprager on Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:05 am

    By the way, of anyone is planning on some renos, Costco has ceiling LED pot lights on sale, $8 for a pack of 2. That's $26 off.

    Also they now have the Haier 50" 4K tv for $400. When I was shopping they only had the larger ones, otherwise I probably would have saved $350 and bought that one instead. Might get that one for the bedroom when the 55" moves down to the basement.

    It's still nearly $2K for an OLED, and I also haven't seen any in 50".


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    Post by wprager on Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:38 am

    Just saw that the M50-E1 is $648 at Walmart.ca, although it says "limited quantities". That's $100 less than the best price I could find between Black Friday and Boxing Week last year.


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