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How Many Coax Runs
Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:20 PM
Install is scheduled for Friday (changing from Dish) and we will have 3 DVR's. Currently I have two RG6 from my Dish into the house and adding anymore will be a nightmare if I can have my Directv dish where my current dish is. Can anyone tell me how many cable drops into the house are needed for 3 DVR's so I can start figuring things out. I'd rather get a handle on it now rather than have the installer catch me blind on Friday.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:28 PM
Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:29 PM
Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:37 PM
-by Jack Handy
Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:53 PM
Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:03 PM
One cable would be awesome. The dish is on the far side of my garage wall and the cable drops go into the basement. To get the coax to the basement they run above the garage ceiling and down an insulated wall into the basement. It was easy before I drywalled the garage thinking I was done and could close it all up. If one cable drop would handle the three DVR's, adding a switch in the basement and distributing the individual lines to receivers is a piece of cake.
Based upon what you say, I'm almost positive you will get a SWiM install using one coax to the basement and a splitter there to run to the three DVRs.
And then :welcome_s to DIRECTV.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:05 PM
The switchgear is in the LNB assembly.
If one cable drop would handle the three DVR's, adding a switch in the basement and distributing the individual lines to receivers is a piece of cake.
Don't mess with/repurpose the second coax coming in as you'll need it if you go to more than 8 tuners.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:06 PM
Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:17 PM