I have 2 questions (if you don't mind):
1. How do the BBCs handle heat? It does not look like they were designed for an attic (well I'm thinking the space between ceiling and roof, not a finished room).
2. That being said, could someone describe what is required? Rough cost? My apologies for not searching, it just seems like the knowledge is already in this thread.
Personally, I like the dedicated coax idea, and I find myself having to do this same job... Sort of... I was lucky, I already had three coax runs. One was sat, one was OTA (antenna in attic) and one was RF distribution of OTA/CH 4 (I feed my IRD's A/V out into my VCR, and use the ANT out - If the VCR is off, OTA is passed) for the other rooms in the house.
Now 2 runs are for the sat, and I used the 3rd for the OTA antenna (got to feed that AM21), so at the moment none of the other TVs in the house (there's only 2) have an antenna, nor can they watch the broadcast from the VCR.
So I was going to run a 4th coax (through an interior wall), but I'm really curious about this diplexer idea. I'm lucky in the sense that all 3 coax in the attic already have f-connectors and couplers in the attic, as the builder ran the coax from out to in, and then it was ties into in the attic... So moving the BBCs and adding the diplexer up there would be a snap.
But in my mind it's 6 of one and half dozen of the other... I already have the coax, and it would be a single connection and easy to do - but it means crawling around in the attic - I did leave a pull-string in the wall though, so it won't be that bad. Whereas I would have to buy the diplexer stuff, and undo all the coax I just tucked away behind the new gear (to get at the BBCs).
I could go either way, but I'm leaning new coax run... But am am very curious about what's required for the diplexer method...
Well thanks in advance,