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How many cables do I need?
Posted 26 January 2006 - 03:44 PM
I'm having the a new ( non-d*tv) installer run 3 RG6 to the 2 bedrooms and the living room and then 1 RG6 to the kitchen from the attic (1 RG6 is for cable, and 2 RG6s for satellite -- the kitchen will only need one sat feed). However, how many wires should I have them run from the dish location to the attic... 4 RG6s?
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 04:18 PM
Posted 26 January 2006 - 04:20 PM
I would run 2 runs to any place you would every consider having a DVR.
Personally I would take the approach of having all 4 feeds from the dish pumped to a powered multiswitch. But it needs to be capable of handling the Ka frequencies.
Also, consider the requirements of copper core RG6 cable versus copper clad.
Currently the new dish requires 4 runs. I'd still add another 1-2 if you're doing the work.
Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:51 PM
If you can receive OTA run 5 cables to the attic. If you might put in dual tuner HDTV DVRs run 3 cables to those locations.
Well, I was only going to get the standard HDTV receivers from D*TV... and build some HTPCs to do the DVR records to a central harddrive array. Will I need 3 RG6s dedicated to just HDTV satellite work + 1 RG6 for my cable feed? (Cable comes free with the neighborhood)
How many receivers and of what types are you looking at?
Right now, I'll have 3 D*TV HDTV receivers and 1 standard receiver (the one in the kitchen).
Personally I would take the approach of having all 4 feeds from the dish pumped to a powered multiswitch.
That is what I thought too, but instead of runnin the 4 feeds into the attic, only 3 run into the attic currently and 1 runs into the kitchen. I would like to have all 4 run into the kitchen and then split from there.
Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:07 PM
Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:02 AM