Originally Posted by Roginator
I'm pondering building a new house and have wondered how I would wire for TV. My current idea is to have a couple of amplified distribution splitters - one for OTA broadcasts from an antenna and one for cable. Then I'd use a dual coax wall plate in each bedroom and the living room/study.
Or is better to have a big loop with some sort of tap for each room? Is that even possible?
I am in the process of wiring the electrical system in a new house for a friend, and what we are doing is to install a dual system, Cat 6 inside of flexible plastic conduit and RG6 not in conduit. Both systems have a distribution panel in a closet on the main floor and an individual run to each bedroom, TV room, kitchen and rec room. If you are not familiar with it, the Cat 6 is the newest standard for data, with gigabit/second capacity. Eventually, the Cat 6 will be replace with something faster, such as fiber optic, so the conduit will allow the system to be upgraded.
The RG6 will work for right now to send SD TV around the house. I think that pulling everything to a central point gives more flexibility than running a loop around.