I'm about to install the distribution panel in my new house. I've ran all the cat5 and RG6 and am needing to know if standard coaxial TV distribution blocks like the Leviton ones home depot sells will work for directv signals. Do I need the satellite rated ones I've seen around the internet?
Also is the Leviton SMC 280 normally good enough for TV's in 10 to 13 locations and cat 5s in 12 to 15 or should I get the 420? I wire networks professionally, but I've never done all this video stuff. The number possible locations is for future use. At first I'll probably only hook up the essentials so I can play with it all at a later date. I just don't want to be replacing the whole panel and all the modules because I didn't make the core components big enough in the first place. My goal with the installation is the make adding a computer or tv as easy as terminating the wire on each end and turning the stuff on. No trips to the store for the easy stuff. We'll save that for when I finish my basement and talk the wife into a home theater.