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Building new...best way to cable this?

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#1 OFFLINE   jckelsey


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 11:04 PM

Building a new house and its time to start running cables.  Going to have a total of 7 TV locations.  4 bedrooms, 1 office, 1 living room, 1 in the basement.  All of the docs I've seen all seem to say the maximum on a 2 hopper configuration is 6 tvs.  I don't want to have to have 2 dishes mounted outside if I can avoid it.  Is there a way to make this work with a single satellite dish?  I was planning to have each location run RG6 back to a central point in the basement.  I was thinking put both hoppers down there, run HDMI's up to the living room and office, joey's take care of the 4 bedrooms.  1 short though :(  Is there a better way to skin this cat?


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#2 OFFLINE   Jim5506


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:56 PM

Best operation for Hopper is Hopper + 2 Joeys, so you need at least 2 Hoppers and 5 Joeys, depending on how many viewers you have in the house, you may want to go 3 Hoppers.


2 Hoppers is easily done with one D1000.2 and I believe 3 Hoppers can run off one Dish.


The problem with more than 2 Joeys per Hopper is that you run out of tuners for that 3rd Joey if the other 3 are busy either recording or viewing.


If you only have 4 or 5 concurrent viewers in the house, you can get by with 2 Hopper s+ 5 Joeys.

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#3 OFFLINE   foghorn2



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:59 PM

If I had the chance to re run cables again, I would run all you can afford, including HDMI from main rooms to smaller rooms- futureproof your home!!

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#4 OFFLINE   Ray_Schwarz



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:34 PM

Three Hoppers will run off one dish (1K2).

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