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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:10 
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Most of my cabling mess is spread out across different places so it doesn't look as bad as it could. That said, I really need to be doing some vacuuming and dusting during my break next week.

PC cables -
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Main TV setup (with actual unused sockets!)
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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:11 
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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:12 
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I reckon Grim... gets point for having an active optical output hanging loose. Where should that be plugged into?


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:13 
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Devilman's not terribly messy, but... the dust! No allergies in your house.


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:14 
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DavPaz wrote:
Devilman's not terribly messy, but... the dust! No allergies in your house.


It's certainly easy to tell that I live alone. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:17 
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Devilman wins front of desk cable mess but Grim... wins back of desk cause it looks like he’s pushed every cable off the desk since the dawn of computing.


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:58 
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DavPaz wrote:
I reckon Grim... gets point for having an active optical output hanging loose. Where should that be plugged into?

I reckon it comes out of the PS4 and could go into the amp but my amp is ancient and only has one optical socket.

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 13:10 
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DavPaz wrote:
Devilman's not terribly messy, but... the dust! No allergies in your house.


i was thinking that... eek the dust

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 14:00 
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There are a few things higher up the priority list than dust at the moment -
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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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Some new cable management taking place behind my TV. It's much easier to turn each console off and on now.


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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I'm glad you went back and labelled the switch at the end "switch" else you could have got it mixed up with the hot water tap or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:41 
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Oh it's two different ones! You need to sort that out.


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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Nice labelling :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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What does the left switch do? WHAT DOES THE LEFT SWITCH DO!


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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Nice labelling :)


Apart from the lack of a space in 'Mega Drive' ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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Trooper wrote:
What does the left switch do? WHAT DOES THE LEFT SWITCH DO!


That's some LED lights which is left on all the time so it doesn't need a label.


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:21 
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TheVision wrote:
Trooper wrote:
What does the left switch do? WHAT DOES THE LEFT SWITCH DO!


That's some LED lights which is left on all the time so it doesn't need a label.

What if you forget and turn it off

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:32 
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Also, why does your megadrive plug look like an iphone charger?


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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What if you forget and turn it off


Good point. I'll print a label.

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Also, why does your megadrive plug look like an iphone charger?


That's actually a security camera plug, the Mega drive plug is to the left of the red switch and label. Also, interestingly (It is.... honest!) My Megadrive plug powers my Mega Drive, Mega CD and 32X off one socket rather than three. That's amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:51 
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Now I need to see how you connect all that to your telly.


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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A Scart switcher with 5 inputs.
A Component switcher with 3 inputs
S video (which I have to manually switch... Annoying)
Composite input
3 HDMI inputs and I think the Xbox 360 goes into the Xbox One?
A VGA input for the Dreamcast.

I have a Logitech surround sound system which handles some audio too.

I think that's everything?


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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That's actually a security camera plug, the Mega drive plug is to the left of the red switch and label. Also, interestingly (It is.... honest!) My Megadrive plug powers my Mega Drive, Mega CD and 32X off one socket rather than three. That's amazing!


Something odd that I found out a little while back (apologies if I've already mentioned it) - if you have a MD (I think I used a MD2) and 32X set up and play a game, if you pull out the power cable from the back of the Mega Drive, it all stays running, so it looks like the 32X PSU powers everything, but you need the MD power initially to start things up.

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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So the switch with the switch doesn't actually have a switch plugged into the switch and the security camera doesn't have a label.


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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Trooper wrote:
So the switch with the switch doesn't actually have a switch plugged into the switch and the security camera doesn't have a label.


You'd probably pass out if you found out the Switch plug currently has a Neo Geo CD plugged into it.


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:25 
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TheVision's home, yesterday:

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 13:20 
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I don't have the same level of commitment.

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Bonus that the one for the tv has come off - also I found a label marked 360, on the floor.


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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 13:28 
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I just unplug stuff until I find the right one. I don’t have to do it often so it’s not too much of a faff.

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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I'm not really one to take the mick, I have ID tags on every cable going into the back of my PC.

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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GazChap wrote:
I'm not really one to take the mick, I have ID tags on every cable going into the back of my PC.

You know what? I'm really not all that surprised.

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 Post subject: Re: Cable Management
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GazChap wrote:
I'm not really one to take the mick, I have ID tags on every cable going into the back of my PC.


I tried wrapping labels round most of the network/video cables, but they usually fall off. I don't think my heart's really in this.


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