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Figure 4 is a photo of both of the distribution boxes, which reveals the innards of the second (AV) cabinet. This box contains the phone TV, and audio distribution. The audio is still a work in progress. All that white wire is speaker cabling running to the Chopin box sitting in the lower right-hand corner of the cabinet.

 Figure 4: LAN and AV distribution boxes (click image to enlarge)

Figure 4: LAN and AV distribution boxes
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Figure 5 shows the details of the phone and TV distribution, which is based around a Leviton Advanced Home Telephone and Video Panel. This panel combines a Leviton telephone line distribution module, category 5e voice and data board and a six-way 2 GHz video splitter. There are other models that have a whole-house DSL filter, but since Chris has cable-modem service, he opted for the model without it.

 Figure 5: Detail of phone and TV distribution (click image to enlarge)

Figure 5: Detail of phone and TV distribution
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The phone lines from the telco demarc box feed in from the left, terminate at the distribution module, then are fanned out to phone line drops via the voice and data board. The video splitter, as its name implies, fans out the video feed. You can get a little better idea of the phone interconnects from the close-up in Figure 6.

 Figure 6: Close-up of phone distribution (click image to enlarge)

Figure 6: Close-up of phone distribution
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