I've got all the low voltage wiring installed for our new house. All of it pulled back to Leviton structured media boxes. Home run from each wall location to the boxes, nothing daisy-chained.
Now my question is how to split out the coax?
I've got about 64 coax cables. Most locations have two coax cables to the wall box. I don't plan on having all of them live at once. There's two present for future-proofing or in the event of damage (like the foam insulation guy shaving off one of them...)
I'll be using FIOS for TV. I don't make use of MOCA now but could in the future and would like to avoid setting up something that wouldn't work. I have Tivo DVRs now and don't plan on using the FIOS DVRs any time soon. I will also have the ONT connection to the inside network over Ethernet, not coax.
I have no intention of ever switching to satellite TV again. The cabling installed could potentially support that, but I don't see ever going back to DirecTV or trying DISH. I realize those would take multi-switch setups.
The longest run is about 150' but most of the others are between 50 and 80'.
So do I use passive or active splitters?
And how should I best tier them for expansion? If I connected everything I'd have to do some sort of chaining them together. My first assumption would be to try to keep to as shallow but wide a tree as possible. As in, a 1x8 feeding to more 1x8 splitters (or the 1x16 active ones).
Then the real challenge will be in snaking all the cabling to the connections. Thankfully I've got all the coax fed into a 42" enclosure and then there's another 28" one below it. So I should have more than enough room to accommodate all of if.
I actually have three 42" boxes next to each other, with the holes already drilled between them, and then another three 28" boxes directly below them. I've learned over the years you can't have too much space made available for this stuff.
If a single 42" and the 28" below wasn't enough I could start expanding over into the other 28". I have enough slack on the ends of the cabling to do that.
Any thoughts, observations or warnings of what NOT to do?