I apologize in advance if this has already been asked - I could only find threads that did not match my exact situation. In short, I want to have one satellite receiver broadcast the signal to other rooms in the house. These other rooms do not need to control the receiver - just be able to see what is playing.
The house was recently built and we had the builder run a home network system for data, video and phone. They used a structured wiring system with all cables terminating in a large storage closet where we installed a Leviton media box. We have 2 RG6 source wires coming in from outside the house - 1 for internet broadband and 1 for satellite TV.
We ran 2 RG6 cables to two rooms - the Bonus Room and Master Bedroom, and 1 RG6 cable to the guest and kid's bedrooms. (All are quad shield.) We are getting ready to have the satellite (Dish Network) installed and aren't sure how to do the wiring so the video signal goes to all rooms. (see attached diagram image)
Our original thought was to connect the incoming satellite signal to an amplifier and from there to a switch, sending the signal into each room. Then, we could hook up the receiver in the bonus room or the master bedroom. With the 2nd RG6 cable in these two rooms, we wanted to send the signal back out so that the other rooms could watch whatever channel the receiver was playing. Will this work or do I need a modulator or multi-switch? If I need one of these, do I hook it up in the control room or where the receiver is? I think I am making this more complicated than it is, but I want to make sure it works.
Thank you in advance for your help.