I am rewiring my house as there is only the one cable connection in the house. The main line in is on the outside of the house at the back left corner of the house. This corner is where my main TV is located. I am using quad-shielded RG-6 cable. I am planning on having a media cabinet in the basement under the stairs which is in the center of the house. from there i am running individual runs to each bedrooms and terminating to a wall plate. My question is in regards to splitting, and amplification.
From where the cable enters the house it is about a 35 ft run to where my central cabinet will be located, this is also where i will have the cable modem.
*Should i split the cable at the entrance point and wire a drop straight to the TV in the back corner,
*or run a single wire to the central point and use a 2-way splitter, one leg to the modem and one leg to a 6-way splitter and one of the legs from that back the 35 feet to the TV?? I think the second option is better, i would just like an opinion, and where should amplifiers be placed?
Also does the main connection have to terminate outside of the house or can i bring it into the basement and terminate there? Does the ground wire for that have to terminate back to the main panel or can it join into one of my electrical outlet grounds?
The incoming cable is grounded outside through a grounding block (at least it should be), you don't need to run a grounding wire inside.