Friday, August 10, 2007

2007 Home Theater Wiring Diagram

So back in 2001/2002 when I first setup my Home Theater I used visio to design a Wiring Diagram of my configuration. In part because I'm a geek, in part because it helped me keep things straight and (as my sister will attest) in part because people who visit me need something like this to figure out how to turn something on.

The original diagram appears as follows:

8x14latest, originally uploaded by arwild01.

Today I updated that diagram to what I will be doing this weekend to accommodate the PS3. You can see from this diagram that...

  • I've upgraded my video switch
  • The cable company DVR has an integrated HD tuner unlike the original box
  • DVD#2 has been moved to the office
  • I've disconnected the N64
  • The Gamecube has been replaced by a Wii
  • The PS2 has been replaced by a PS3

I'm surprised by how much more clean I was able to make the diagram.

Now hopefully the actual wiring will only take a couple of hours. :)

2007 Home Theater Wiring Diagram, originally uploaded by arwild01.

In order to make any sense out of these diagrams, you may need to view the "original size" on flickr. (1)Click on the image, 2)click "All sizes", 3)Select "Original Size")


  1. Dude. The VCR? Seriously?


  2. I've used it like... twice. :)

    In all seriousness, I don't have a DVD-R and sometimes you need to dump something to tape.

  3. The extras on the discs are as long as the movie, and show how the film was made: the film-makers built their own equipment, and shot the whole thing mostly with 5 people. My respect for the makers went up: these weren't people who shot a ton of film only to throw most of it away; their budget was so low that they had to make every shot count.