thanks for the info Fred.
I suspect it won't even be an amp at all, just a simple, cheap splitter that requires no power whatsoever. I suspect this as I've had to argue with the builder already about my need for a duplex receptacle in the panel which they've yet to pull wire for. The question I posed was what did they think I was going to do with all of the cat5 that goes there without any 110V power. I'm think hubs, routers, amplifiers, even a place to put wireless hardware...all kinds of reasons. One without power seems kind of silly to me.
What I don't understand about your post regarding the bi-directional amp is whether or not an amp is required for hi-def. I have BHN's HD box right now, but I'm in an apartment and have no idea what the wiring and other hardware is there.
If the builder gives me a simple splitter, will I have to get some kind of amplifier?
EDIT:: Oh yeah, I have the cable modem already. Wife just called me, and she's already contacted BHN
Apparently there is NO CHARGE whatsoever for a transfer to new house as I'm already a customer. If this is true, then this is a new and improved TWC, er, BHN than I'm used to from long ago (some of you may have read some of my dated rants on the subject). Hopefully I'll have 110V should I need amps or whatever