Suggestions on brands/locations/stores/sites to buy the following from?
24 port switch (pref at least 4 gbe ports)(Also, I'm still not entirely sold on the price increase for it being managed)
48port (or 2x24p) patch panel(s)
Rack to house them in (with space for wifi AP/router/modem, and future microserver purchase, and, uh, maybe a Synology NAS and a small 4/6 port PoE switch).
Those HDMI/Cat6orwhatever dongles that let you run HDMI over a pair of network cables.
Postscript: ended up running cabling the before the plaster went up, but after the insulation was installed, so that was a fun afternoon in a face mask. Some rooms have one or two data points and a coax point, a few locations - two options for TV placement, desktop PC where HDMI cable will be running from - have 7 or 9 data points. At this point I think a 24 port switch will safely handle all active ports with a margin of safety.
Edited by Nich..., 30 March 2015 - 03:19 PM.