Hello everyone this is my first post. I moved to Michiagn @ 1.5 years ago and we are currently building our dream home. I've had the home "pre-wired" for a future home control system (i.e Sevant or Control4) . I was a Directv customer ever since the beginning (90's) I've not been on Directv since 2012 (living in rental while house under construction) I am planning to use DirecTv again in my new home. However I have a few questions on installation and set up as things seem to have changed in the last few years.
- I will have multiple TV's (8, but not running at same time) and I really do not want Set-top boxes ($$) as all TVs will be wall mounted. I am using all Samsung Smart Tv's with (RVU) Supposed to not need set top boxes, is that correct (Pros -cons?) I was told in needs something called a DECA (?) to convert everything over coax. I have everything home run to each TV location and I have 4 RG6 cables run to the attic for connection to Dish location. Is that enough? ( i based this on my old home and the LMB) Is this still approporiate?
- Each room/tv location will have (2) RG6, (2) Cat 5, (2) Cat 6. Does the Genie HAVE TO work over Coax or can I use one of the network cables? I was hoping not to have to add a bunch of electric outlets behind the TV's for the DECA
- Does anyone know of an experienced installer in Novi Michigan?
Thanks in advance for your expertise