Originally posted by howcome
Speedy777: Thanks, got the CM4228 hooked up (right beside TV), got a couple of HD channels. Cool.
Will set the thing up properly. Garage attic? second floor attic? Roof? I have 2 story house.
One other thing. Bought my house last year. Have cable to 5 rooms. Found 5 RG6 cables in garage attic. How do I figure out which cable goes to which room? Do I have to cut the damn things? Antenna installer? Please, Please make recommendations.
1) The best option is to run another line for the antenna which feed outside to where all the lines come to the house. You can purchase a splitter that allow you to combine the antenna and satellite together from outside and then separate it out inside with another splitter. I break it down in simple details for you.
Outside splitter for combine antenna and Satellite.
a) Antenna and Satellite to INPUT splitter. The splitter combine 2 signals to 1 output around 5MHZ-2150MHZ (Ch2-Ch69 = 54Mhz-806Mhz, Satellite=950Mhz-2150Mhz)
b) The 2nd splitter inside the house purpose is to separate the signal out so the 950Mhz-2150Mhz to the satellite input and 5Mhz-900Mhz to antenna input. If your new receiver only have one input for both, then there is no need to separate them. I have not seen it yet, but possible the it out there. I've hard time keeping up with the electronic technology.
As far as find out what cable go to what room is easy.
a) Label all the cable from 1-5.
b) Turn on the all the TV on, then have someone help watch the TV for you.
c) Go outside where all the the cable coming in house disconnect one line at the time. Each time you disconnect, the helper will let you know which room lost the signal. You relabel from # to room (family room, etc..) as you go. Keep doing until all the room are done.
If you are doing this by yourself, just turn one 1 tv "ON" at the time but loud enough so you can hear from outside. If you plug in the right cable from outside, you can hear it. Keep repeat this to all the room that have tv. I did this a few times so no problem for me. Cutting the cable is the last option but step1 above still apply. If this not clear enough, let's me know. I can draw a sketch and email it to you. Have a good day.
The splitter go up to 2050Mhz would be fine. I would highly recommend to find out where the cable go to each room before install the antenna. Adding the antenna will make it more confusing.