cable isn't the issue. cable is run to and from the av closet to the TV. the problem I ran in to is that because of 'video piracy' blu ray players no longer used component cables and must use hdmi. the problem was figuring out how to connect blu ray to the surround sound, tv, and so forth without creating more of a mess. What I have set up is super messy but it works. and considering I didn't build this house or plan that whole AV thing I think I did pretty well with what I had. I had to hack back the original wires for use just so I could get audio back to the surround sound from the TV when the girls played the wii. It's a huge old mess but for right now it's working, not pretty to look at, but it's working.