Well when they came out aand installed DTV here, the guy hooked everything up, but just left the big splitter that runs cables to all the rooms laying on the side of the house unprotected. I know when I had cable tv, they would have there splitters protected better inside a box. Should the installer for DTV have done the same or does it really not matter? Because I have notice a few times when someone is outside cutting grass where they have the big splitter laying, the tv's will lose signal. Btw nothing has been damaged outside. I really think it should be protect better but maybe I'm wrong, so thats why I'm asking here, if this seems normal, and ok.