Originally Posted by hanesian
Yeah, I wasn't very clear - probably because it's such a stupid question no one could believe I'm actually asking that. What can I say: I'm an antenna virgin.
I am looking at an attic mount antenna, not a roof mount, as my TV Fool map looks pretty good. I'm less than 10 miles from the main transmitter towers, so I already get a decent signal with just a set top antenna, but an attic mount would be better, and I've already run the cable up to the point of the eave soffit. (I just couldn't find a good photo of my helpers with an attic antenna.)
The only part I'm trying to confirm is just the best way to drill through the eave soffit in order to get the RG6 cable INTO the attic! That's it! Once I get it inside I'm good, as I've already run the main RG6 run between there and my basement equipment closet.
My understanding now, from a response I got in another thread, is that it should be an easy thing to just drill through the eave soffit and fish the cable through. I just wasn't sure if I would run into a top plate or something, and didn't want too many surprises once I was up on a ladder, lest I get hung up out there.
So - it's as easy as that: drilling through the soffit and fishing the cable in to the attic?
In no way are your questions stupid, no way what so ever, there is so much people dont know about this stuff, the only way is to ask and work together as a team.
The best way I drilled a hole from the basement area to the attic, I located my thermostat, made some dimensions from like the duct work, went from the center of the diameter of the duct, measured across, and picked a spot where the cables would go through the wall, and you have to measure acordingly in the attic, from like a light fixture, you can get close, another way is to use a hand held gps, and you can locate the exact same location where you want to drill.
OK, do this before anything!!!
Call Ness Electronics, 2135 Energy Park Dr, St Paul, MN 55108-1507, (651) 251-5700
I called them origionally when I did my installation, give them a call and ask for a recomendation on your location and a antenna recomendation, they will help you out and tell you what you need to know, they can even tell you about getting the RG6 into the attic as well. I bought all my stuff from them, great place to buy, very good prices, and very helpful.
As for extenders, GSR convienced me to go this route, I ordered a Ceton Quad Tuner card ( quad hd tuners ) with only needing one cable card, which you would need for your cable package, you build a media center edition computer, and you share the 4 hd tuners to the extenders throughout the house, and you only need 1 cat5 or cat6, I ran 3- sheilded Cat6 wires to every tv, so I'm good, you can also use the wireless n option with the antenna's, but I dont recommend wireless for good HD, and you can use your media center edition pc to store and record shows, and even store your own blu-ray, dvd movies, and play them back, etc, its a win win way to go.
If you need any help, PM your number I'd gladly give you some help!!
Dang-it, I got's to go back to work, bbl.....