Finishing Coax Termination

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I just finished a house remodel and think I made a mistake?? I only ran one
coax to most locations except for a master bedroom, living room and family
room, where I ran two coax cables. I was told I need an extra coax for HD?
Is this true? Is so, I could kick myself that I didn't run more coax when
the walls were open. I have no attic or basement. All slab except for one
small crawl space! All Coax cables run back to a homerun closet? Can I get
HD off of one COAX?
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    "Michael Roback" <roback@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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    > I just finished a house remodel and think I made a mistake?? I only ran
    one
    > coax to most locations except for a master bedroom, living room and family
    > room, where I ran two coax cables. I was told I need an extra coax for
    HD?
    > Is this true? Is so, I could kick myself that I didn't run more coax when
    > the walls were open. I have no attic or basement. All slab except for
    one
    > small crawl space! All Coax cables run back to a homerun closet? Can I
    get
    > HD off of one COAX?

    Don't sweat it, you most certainly CAN get HD off of one coax, provided that
    it is of fairly high quality. Hopefully you ran RG6.

    I am curious, just how important is HD other than where you ran two lines?

    Even if you needed more lines, you may be surprised at what a gifted
    electrician can do. I've seen mine do what I though was impossible without
    busting holes in walls.

    Anyway, I hope you ran some CAT 5 around the house too. You can do a lot
    with those gems.

    Pagan
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    On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 17:59:33 GMT, Michael Roback
    <roback@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >I just finished a house remodel and think I made a mistake?? I only ran one
    >coax to most locations except for a master bedroom, living room and family
    >room, where I ran two coax cables. I was told I need an extra coax for HD?
    >Is this true? Is so, I could kick myself that I didn't run more coax when
    >the walls were open. I have no attic or basement. All slab except for one
    >small crawl space! All Coax cables run back to a homerun closet? Can I get
    >HD off of one COAX?

    Probably is best to run two coax's to the various main rooms for TV.
    Reason being one coax for HD from your dish input and the other from
    the local outdoor UHF antenna to receive the networks. That is if you
    near enough to some larger city. I think in the next few years the
    dish and cable companies will be supplying the HD networks within
    various regions.

    RG-6 rules.....

    hdtvfan
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    "Pagan" <DirtySanchez@chonch.com> wrote in message
    news:10v7v0ccseevvd0@corp.supernews.com...
    > "Michael Roback" <roback@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > news:BE1925A2.4FF%roback@earthlink.net...
    >> I just finished a house remodel and think I made a mistake?? I only ran
    > one
    >> coax to most locations except for a master bedroom, living room and
    >> family
    >> room, where I ran two coax cables. I was told I need an extra coax for
    > HD?
    >> Is this true? Is so, I could kick myself that I didn't run more coax
    >> when
    >> the walls were open. I have no attic or basement. All slab except for
    > one
    >> small crawl space! All Coax cables run back to a homerun closet? Can I
    > get
    >> HD off of one COAX?
    >
    > Don't sweat it, you most certainly CAN get HD off of one coax, provided
    > that
    > it is of fairly high quality. Hopefully you ran RG6.

    or better

    >
    > I am curious, just how important is HD other than where you ran two lines?
    >
    > Even if you needed more lines, you may be surprised at what a gifted
    > electrician can do. I've seen mine do what I though was impossible
    > without
    > busting holes in walls.

    Obviously - you use the cable already in to pull more through!

    >
    > Anyway, I hope you ran some CAT 5 around the house too. You can do a lot
    > with those gems.

    Cat 6 surely...

    >
    > Pagan
    >
    >
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