Originally Posted by KidHorn
I don't have 8 splits. I have two amps. One has 4 outputs and the other 8. I don't use all the outputs and the ones that aren't in use are capped.
I ran RG6 everywhere I thought I might need one in the future.
The reason I use amps is we have a TV in our master bedroom that runs from the ground onto the roof and into the attic on the other side of the house. Probably close to 100'. We were getting a weak signal that would go out at times. It had a 1:2 split in the attic. I replaced the splitter with a 4 channel amp and after putting an amp in, the problem went away.
We had a large room addition added on our ground floor and basement that I ran coax to several spots. I assumed that since I had signal issues in our attic, we would likely also have this in our addition, so I proactively wired with a 8 channel amp.
Like I stated earlier, everything was fine until recently.
If I were wiring the house, like you did, I would have run individual trunks to each of the locations, instead of running one line to general location and splitting it. You get better management and signal that way.
When we remodeled the house, I ran 1x Coax and 2x Ethernet to each outlet. Bigger rooms got 2 outlets on the opposite sides of the room. This way, when wife decides to re-arrange the furniture, there is no need to make new runs.
We actually don't use coax for anything. Everything, TV, phone, and computer data is done over Ethernet. It's just more reliable and flexible that way.
We have 6TV's and it would have been a nightmare to manage that over coax. Not to mention that it is cheaper to operate your own IPTV distribution than renting boxes/DVR's.