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post #1 of 5 Old 03-28-2013, 10:21 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey all...

I'm helping my father renovate his condo. He has requested a tv (with cable) in his bedroom and living room. The living room is right near the FioS hookups, so no problems there.

The issue I'm facing is how to get the signal into the bedroom. He has FIOS internet and TV. The condo structurally is a lot of brick, and being on the split level below ground floor he has a lot of metal I beams and such in the walls and ceilings, so running a cable neatly isn't an option. Also, given the distance, running coax around and over doors doesn't seem like a practical, or aesthetically appealing option.

I'm seeing if there is some way to tap into the existing coax jack in there, but I think all that terminates somewhere way outside the apartment.

Are there any wireless solutions I can look into?


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Old school CATV installers would run the cable on the outside of the house and drill into the room. May be the easiest answer if it can be hidden or painted to match the exterior finish...

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I've used the iogear wireless hdmi extender before. If you read the reviews they are terrible, but they did work for me. The only issue I ever had was the fact that if they were off for an extended amount of time they would lose connectivity and needed to be paired again. Inconvenient, but they did work solidly while on. If you used that in conjunction with a RF remote and controller, and located the cable box at another jack, it should do the trick.
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If he's below ground then running outside is not likely. Even less likely when it's a condo due to rules regarding the outside appearances (rightly so).

There are ways to hide coax along/behind baseboards that are less hideous. But even one installed along the surface, done neatly, won't look all that bad. Especially not over time, as you just get used to it and ignore it.

I'd find out where that existing coax goes first. Get a tone generator and trace the signal. I'd start by seeing if there's already a TV signal on it (use the TV to scan for channels). Make sure it's not already set up.
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If renovating, then run it inside the baseboard (Legrand has some that replace the baseboard, or put a channel in the back of the baseboard) and behind door trim. Try not to put a nail through it.

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