Coaxial cable ... splitting the signal.... HELP!

Old 07-28-12, 12:20 PM
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Exclamation Coaxial cable ... splitting the signal.... HELP!

I am rewiring my house this coming Monday, and I am in need of desperate HELP!

Here are my concerns:

1. Do I need an amplifier?
2. Should I use 3 to 4 2-Way Splitters instead of 1 6-Way Splitter?
3. If I use 1 6-Way splitter with 1 port not in use is that bad?
4. Is my proposed wiring diagram the correct and most efficient way to wire the house with the least signal loss?
5. Should the longer cable lengths be broken up IE: two 50-foot cables linked together?

*Also I will be using the compression tool, appropriate connectors, and a 500 ft. spool of RG-6 Quad Shield Coax Cable.

THINGS TO BE CONNECTED: 1 Cable Modem / 3 HDTV's / 2 Standard Defintion TV's

Here is a picture of how I am thinking of wiring the house...

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Thanks for the help....
Old 07-30-12, 06:01 AM
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I would hook it up the way you proposed - I don't like to see the PC connection split more than once so I use a two way splitter with one leg going to the PC and one going to another splitter for all of the TVs, as you have done. You may need an amplified but you can do all this first and see how it works before you go get one.

No, don't put unnecessary junctions in your cables.
Old 07-30-12, 06:34 AM
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Any unused ports should have a termination resistor screwed on. Basically just a cap with a resistor inside get them where you got the other supplies.

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