OK, as a continuation of another question, this thread popped up in my search for the solution. I assume the demarc point, is the point where the underground Comcast cable from the Comcast pedestal enters my home. At that point, I pulled two RG6Q cables to my central room. As a related note, the pedestal is new, the cable drop off of the pole is new, and I am the only customer on that pedestal.
Here is my latest question. David, thanks for pointing me in the right direction but just to be clear;
I have sixteen RG6Q cable feeds to 16 TVs, Tivos in my house. I may have one extra, that is the only one that may or may not be hooked up to a TV, making the total 15.
I have two Motorola BDA-S4 Cable Modem TV HDTV Amplifiers. I expect Comcast will provide the same wireless cable modem/VOIP setup as in my guest house.
Is there any advantage to having each TV video run come directly off one of the outputs on the signal boosters? Will there be any advantage/disadvantage to using 2 way splitters to take the eight outputs to sixteen (enough needed) besides cost? (and extra $100 for two more). I also can use CDA-4As if they are better then the Motorola's. I have attached the spec sheet on the Motorola below.
I studied the diagram and went through the signal loss of using splitters. It seems like the further down the chain the amplified splitters are, the better. Also, it would seem that using four amplified splitters ($200) for up to 16 amplified outputs would be best.
OK, here is where I am a bit lost. The cable into the building will go to a splitter, one side could be split to four amplified splitters, the other side will go to the Comcast cable modem/VOIP unit. Does this side need to be amplified also? What is a good quality splitter? Does Home Depot or Lowe's carry these or should I order? I can have most items in 1 day through Amazon. If you had to pick the exact splitter for this install, what would you use?
In time, a more expensive unit will be planned, for right now getting video, Internet, and phone working is a priority. I do have a 6 zone sound system, but that will be later once this other stuff is working.