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Wiring for a new home in 2014
Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:31 PM
Call me old fashioned, but I still like the idea of a separate DVR at each TV... so a failure does not mean ALL recordings are lost, as would happen with an HR34 that does all the recording for the entire house
Does anyone know if DTV will still install a multi-LNB dish, and a multiswitch such as the Zinwell 6x8, to allow each TV to have a separate DVR?
Also, does anyone have a "favorite" brand/model/supplier for "structured" wiring with 2 RG6 and Cat5-or-6 in one bundle? (I can certainly do what I did for our current house, pull individual wires, but an all-in-one solution should take less time... and may even cost less)
Discussion from 2009 http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=165868
Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:43 PM
This thread may also be of interest.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:59 PM
Hmm... this would work for US... but my wife has stated that she is designing for "someday" resale when we get old & feeble and need to move into a retirement center
I am looking at FIVE locations for a TV connection... we would only use 3, but whoever eventually buys from us might want to use all 5
So, that puts me back to the idea from the 2009 discussion link I posted
At the very least, I think I need to run 4 RG6 (or 5 to have OTA antenna) from dish to wiring cabinet... and then 2 RG6 to each TV location
I could have DTV install the AU9 slimline dish with the SWM LNB for us to use with 3 DVRs... with capability to install a different dish later, if needed
Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:21 PM
What I would do if it were my house...
1. run 4 RG6 cables from Sat DISH to wiring closet This will allow for SWM8 or SWM 16 as needed
2. run 1 RG6 cable from OTA ANT (assuming attic mount antenna) to wiring closet
3. run 2 RG6 cables from wiring closet to everywhere you think you might want a TV. and leave some slack for the placement of the wall plates. be sure to label your cables so you can keep them straight... I used different color tape, you could use white and black colored cable to seperate the OTA from the SAT cable.
4. run CAT6 cables from wiring closet to everwhere you could possibly think you might want a network jack, again, labeling locatins is a plus... don't forget about putting ethernet into more places than just your TV locations...
I ran conduit and pulled the wires for a fried of mine and added a string in case he needed something else pulled through... came in handy when his wife insisted on landline service... and he needed a phone jack in her office
Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:01 PM
Yes... the 2RG6 + 2Cat5/6 wire sets I have discovered all have different colors for the pairs of RG6 and Cat5/6 wires, so knowing which is what will be easy
Telephone only and/or Internet only to any other locations will (should... I haven't looked very much) be easy to identify by buying boxes of Cat5/6 with different color outsides... or Cat5 for telephone and Cat6 for Internet connections
Running 5 RG6 from dish location to wiring closet (should be a fairly short distance) will be done with discrete RG6 lines that I will label as I pull through the wall/ceiling
The idea of conduit with a string (or 2 or 3) for future proofing is a good one
My wife's grandson is an electrician, who normally works on commercial buildings, but also has worked on houses, so the next time I see him I will also ask him for ideas
Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:04 PM