ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Recent Posts
Question on power to 4 Nema 6-50 & 5 Nema 5-15.
by TrickedoutTech. 10/22/17 11:36 PM
VFD MotorFeeders
by Yoopersup. 10/22/17 07:52 PM
Generator Cable Sizing
by brsele. 10/18/17 07:39 PM
What do you do?
by gfretwell. 10/17/17 01:08 AM
Good ol' copper pipe in the fuse holder trick
by HotLine1. 10/16/17 07:16 PM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
241,460 Are you busy
177,455 Re: Forum
169,027 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (gfretwell), 44 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#161987 - 04/11/07 11:15 AM Sattelite TV Rough-in  
Rabbit  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 62
Kingsport Tennessee
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?


Study Guides for VDV / Structured Cabling Installers

Voice, Data, Video, (VDV) Fiber Optics, Communications, Low Voltage,
Fire Alarm, Electronic Security Systems Installations & Related

NTC Low Voltage Training & NICET Exam Study Guides
Low Voltage Training & NICET Exam Study Guides


#161988 - 04/11/07 11:48 AM Re: Sattelite TV Rough-in [Re: Rabbit]  
dougwells  Offline


Member
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,140
kamloops BC Canada
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.


#161997 - 04/11/07 02:54 PM Re: Sattelite TV Rough-in [Re: dougwells]  
Rabbit  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 62
Kingsport Tennessee
You bet that helps. I will run 2 RG6 and a CAT 5 to EACH location. Thanks!!!


#162025 - 04/12/07 12:24 AM Re: Sattelite TV Rough-in [Re: Rabbit]  
BuildingHomes  Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 18
Burlington, Ontario, CANADA
And run the RG6 through a grounding block!


#162027 - 04/12/07 06:51 AM Re: Sattelite TV Rough-in [Re: BuildingHomes]  
techie  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 246
palo alto, ca usa
I would run at least 4 quad-shield RG6.
- 2 for dish (dual tuner)
- 1 for antenna
- 1 for in-house distribution to other rooms.

I would also run at least 3 cat5.
- 1 for phone
- 1 for data (think media PC)
- 1 for IR extender (some of the dish remotes are RF, some are IR.)


#162045 - 04/12/07 12:49 PM Re: Sattelite TV Rough-in [Re: techie]  
gfretwell  Online Content


Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,124
Estero,Fl,usa
There is a very good chance that all "TV" will be coming down your CAT 5 some day soon so all this coax may be obsolete. Right now I agree we are stringing quad shield but I wouldn't over do it.


Greg Fretwell

#162099 - 04/13/07 02:54 AM Re: Sattelite TV Rough-in [Re: gfretwell]  
techie  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 246
palo alto, ca usa
The question was specific to Dish Network.

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.


#162298 - 04/16/07 07:21 PM Re: Sattelite TV Rough-in [Re: techie]  
Tom H  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 74
Milford, Ct, USA
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.


#164200 - 05/27/07 06:54 PM Re: Sattelite TV Rough-in [Re: Tom H]  
mrtoolbelt0601  Offline
Junior Member
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 4
Atlanta, GA/Dallas,TX
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.


JNS Contracting Plc
"We do it right so you wont have to"


Member Spotlight
electure
electure
Fullerton, CA USA
Posts: 4,262
Joined: December 2000
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.023s Queries: 15 (0.005s) Memory: 0.8060 MB (Peak: 0.9794 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-10-23 17:21:12 UTC