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Question New addition, running coax over long distance via verizon>

Have a new addition in middle of constructing, and doing all the pre-wire work. Have all the speaker locations marked and smurf tube running to each location.

Problem is the addition is on the opposite side of the house where the verizon fiber optic cable comes in, and the main junction for the coax cable.

To get from point A to B, I'd have to junction the coax on the outside where the converter box is, up the side of the house (2-story colonial style) to the attic, run through the attic to the other side, drop down the wall to the first floor, and then diagonally run through the 1st floor garage and addition attic. In total, I'd guess the single line run would total approximately 120ft.

Is there another means of doing this so I don't lose signal quality, as this will become the main theater/entertainment area for the house? Is this the norm in what is done?

Thanks for all help!
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Have a new addition in middle of constructing, and doing all the pre-wire work. Have all the speaker locations marked and smurf tube running to each location.

Problem is the addition is on the opposite side of the house where the verizon fiber optic cable comes in, and the main junction for the coax cable.

To get from point A to B, I'd have to junction the coax on the outside where the converter box is, up the side of the house (2-story colonial style) to the attic, run through the attic to the other side, drop down the wall to the first floor, and then diagonally run through the 1st floor garage and addition attic. In total, I'd guess the single line run would total approximately 120ft.

Is there another means of doing this so I don't lose signal quality, as this will become the main theater/entertainment area for the house? Is this the norm in what is done?

Thanks for all help!
Spoke with someone from verizon, but they said to use a good shielded RG6, nothing else really.

I saw something online new from Belden and Canare that's certified for 4k. Belden 12Ghz SDI cables which are a little over a $1 a foot. Anyone use these?
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I'm not sure you'll get much improvement for the dollar over good RG6. There is always the option of adding a good drop amp at the junction box. The important thing is to eliminate any connections in the middle. That means no wall plate connector, bring the cable out of the receptacle box and connect directly to cable box.



It sounds as if you intend to keep using cable for TV. If you are moving to streaming, then don't invest too much in TV cable. Do run Ethernet regardless (I'm sure your already on that, just had to say it)
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I'd install a drop amp at the junction box prior to the existing distribution splitter (with the new outlet connected to the existing splitter), or, install a drop amp at the junction box with a DC-9 on the output. The TAP let feeds the new outlet and the OUT (or THRU) let goes to the existing splitter.

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