Okay so I currently have cable and my house is about a 3000 square foot bilevel built in 2004. All of the rooms in my house have a coax cable jack for hooking up a tv. Right now being I have cable from the local cable company I can put a tv in any room, hook it to the coax cable jack and then I will have cable. Well not all the cable channels unless I put a digital cable box at each tv.
So I'm looking to switch to Dish Network and was wondering how the wiring would need to work. For instance, upstairs in my living room I have a 50" DLP HD tv. This tv would be the one that the Dish Network VIP 722 box would be hooked directly up to via HDMI wire. But then on the other side of my house upstairs I have my bedroom with a 42" HD LCD tv in it. Then downstairs I have 2 large rooms, one a game room and one a home theater room. Each room downstairs has a 50" HD tv. So basically I have 4 HD tv's in my house, both upstairs and downstairs.
Now I'm wondering, with the new Dish Network VIP 722 box, how do I get the signal from my main tv upstairs in the living room to the other 3 tv's throughout the house? I don't want to run any new wires, etc. The house is already prewired using standard coax cable, so each room in the house has it's own cable jack.
Can DishNetwork use the existing coax cable that's in the house to run the signal to different rooms? is it just like how it works currently with my cable company, where outside at the box on the house the main cable feed comes in from the street pole, and then it powers all the cable jacks in the house?
If it doesn't work this way and I have to manually run a new line from the VIP 722 box to the other tvs in the house, this won't be an option for me. Because like I said, the two tv's upstairs are in different rooms about 100 ft apart, then the 2 tv's downstairs are again spread apart. This would mean I would have to run wires from the main DishNetwork box upstairs all throughout the house to the other tv's. My house is only 4 years old and I am NOT about to start ripping apart walls, etc. to run wires or have ugly wires running over the walls, etc. If that's the case I will just stay with my current cable company the way it is now.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!