Thanks for the replies!
My understanding is that the whole house video distribution panels require direct coax home-runs to all the outlets. That would clearly eliminate splitters and a lot of problems! I *guess* I could rewire things... How is IR handled? Is it integrated with the 8200, or do you need a separate item?
For IR distribution, I currently own an Xtra Link 2 (http://www.smarthome.com/8197.html
), which does low voltage signaling over the coax. But that also has trouble jumping splitters. Is it possible to get an amplifier that will work with the low voltage signal too?
I'm not sure if I'm ready to jump in with both feet yet... Is there any issue if you couple 2 long coax cables together, say 50' + 30'? Is that much worse than a single 80' coax? If I could extend my coax cables, maybe I could get all the cables into 1 room in the basement...