Please forgive me if this has been answered already but I couldn't find it. We are re-wiring an old house, not our niche, and the owner will have Dish Network sattelite system. I am planning on 1 RG6 to a central point. Am I on the right track?
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some dish systems will take 2 rg6,s some systems have dual tuners so a person can watch TV in another room with a second remote control , i would run 2 rg6s to at least the living room and if there was a basement location for a big screen i would run 2 to there also.keep in mind a telco jack at these locations is also needed for pay per view programming.The new dish systems can stack signals onto one rg6. hope this helps.
Current dual tuner DVR units from Dish require 1 RG6 for each receiver, plus one for antenna if desired. The feed to the second tv is either another RG6, or composite video+stereo audio.
That's a minimum of 2 RG6, and 1 cat5, and 1 cat3, assuming that you are feeding the second TV with composite video+stereo audio, or 3 RG6 and 1 cat3 if you are distributing via RF. Add a 4th RG6 if you want the off-air antenna.
You could probably combine antenna and distribution if you are doing a whole-house distribution system.
i work hand in hand with an AV company, as of right now they prewire a structured [2Cat5/2RG6] to any TV location and 8 [yes I said eight] RG6 to a penetration point for satellite TV, right now Direct TV uses 5 for complete spead of channels. I know you said Dish Network, but Direct TV is what I'm familiar with.
With Dish/DirecTV the diplexer can go just about anywhere but put it close enough to your cable runs. I ran a DTV setup, was a unique situation but was a easy solution to the cable issues they were having. The more rooms the more signal loss but the average quad diplexer should be fine but a commercial diplexer will also work for up to 12-16 ports, as I said more runs more signal loss is great for apartments or hotels.
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