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Wall Plate for Multiple Cables?

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by nicshow, Mar 6, 2006.

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  1. Mar 6, 2006 #1 of 12
    nicshow

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    I'm considering upgrading to the 625. I'm wondering if there is some kind of wall plate where 2 or 3 cables can be terminated so that there aren't 2 or cable coming from a hole in the wall or through the floor?

    thanks!
     
  2. Mar 6, 2006 #2 of 12
    kmcnamara

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    If you've got Dish Pro Plus switches/lnb's, you can run a single cable to the receiver and then use a DPP separator behind the 625 to split the signal into the 2 tuner inputs.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2006 #3 of 12
    nicshow

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    Well, I don't have those yet. Does Dish installer decide that on scene, can you request?

    Even at that, there will be 2 cables running through the wall and I guess they do make plates for 2 connectors, right?

     
  4. Mar 6, 2006 #4 of 12
    CCarncross

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    Many places carry multi line wall plates.....

    I went with the modular jacks from Radio Shack, they work great.....

    They sell a 6 port, 4 port, and 2 port model....I went with 4 port models, 3 RG-6, and one RJ-11 to each location, works great....
     
  5. Mar 6, 2006 #5 of 12
    kmcnamara

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    There would actually be only 1 cable. It gets split into 2 right behind your receiver. If you currently only have 1 cable running to your receiver, the odds are good that the installer will swap out your switches for DPP versions simply so they don't have to hassle with running a 2nd cable.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2006 #6 of 12
    Jason Nipp

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    My plates are from Skywalker. You can get "Keystone" plates with 2, 3, 4, or 6 openings. I have seen custom plates with 8.
     

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  7. Mar 7, 2006 #7 of 12
    CastleGrayskull

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    Hey Jason, that silver barrel in the wallplate must be your satellite in?
     
  8. Mar 7, 2006 #8 of 12
    Mike500

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    I make my own. A step drill like the Unibit is great for cutting the 3/8" holes in white or beige "nylon" wall plates to take the 3 Ghz barrel connectors and nuts.

    The "nylon" blank wall plates are cheap at 67 cents each at Lowes or Home Depot.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2006 #9 of 12
    AllieVi

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    Same here.
     
  10. Slordak

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    Even if you don't want to go the whole "keystone" route, you can certainly purchase a wall plate with 2 F-type connections on it. This works great if you don't have Dish Pro Plus equipment, or if you are running a separate line for the antenna vs. the satellite feed.

    They're cheap and you can get them at places like Menard's or Home Depot (etc).
     
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    i only needed one coax line running into my 625 because it was split with a separator as has been described above. but i needed the output from tv2 to run back downstairs into my basement so the installer set me up with a dual-coax wall jack. he had a bunch of them in his truck and he gave it to me for free as part of the install..
     
  12. Jason Nipp

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    Correct, I wanted to be sure that the sat feed was fed through connections and cabling rated and swept tested for a full 3 Ghz. Most are rated up to 2.3Ghz, which technically is all you need right now, but also the keystones were made for systems up to 900 MHz in some cases, so I wanted to be sure. Top right is OTA, Middle left is Distribution out, middle left is distribution in, bottom left is Phone, and bottom left is Ethernet.

    I also heard somebody make reference to making his own out of barrels and nuts, I caution that most barrel connectors do not come with nuts and washers. I ran into this issue when building my switch panel, I could not find nuts and washers after the fact from Home Depot, Menards, Lowes, or even Rad Shack.
     
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