Originally Posted by gregzoll
Your CATV company will determine what is best from the pole or pedestal to your home. As for inside the home, RG-6 will work fine, unless you are near a Hamshack or Am/Fm transmitter, then you may need to go with RG-6QS, which is harder to terminate the ends properly.
You also really need only one coax to the house, unless you are going to be doing Satellite, then you may need two. What really are you going to do once you do the coax? Are you also running Networking, whole house audio, video cameras, etc.? If you are, figure min. two Cat-5e or Cat-6 to each jack location that has a coax running to it. There is more to it, then just throwing stuff together, due to you really need a plan in what you need for connections for each room, and how you are going to do it.
I was going to start running the coax cables first to the structure panel...get all of those done and then start some cat6 cable runs.
Would you guys ever recommend this....
I was considering taking "ALL" of my electronic equipment (not much but 3-4 cable boxes, 1 bluray player, Pioneer SC-05 receiver, Apple tv, maybe 1-2 other devices I can't think of) and putting them in a central location. Now instead of running coax or cat5-6 to each room location run just some good quality HDMI cables to each of the rooms where the devices need to be. Then each room gets a RF remote that is programmed to work just the devices it needs for the room.
I'm thinking this would save a bunch of cable runs of coax and cat5-6 and I wouldn't have to have a bunch of wall plates with all kinds of inputs/outputs. What do ya think...doable? Not recommended? Advice?
I've really thought a lot about this and it would seem to work out pretty nice for my setup that is not to extravagant but would still function pretty well, I guess.