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Sun, Jan 11, 2015 3:04 AM

Secondary hard-wired receivers


Piggybacking on an install question of Cat5 vs Coax here, how can secondary hard-wired receivers be hooked up?  It's my understanding that you have a main hard-wired STB/DVR and can then have 2 Wireless receivers max.  So for any additional hard-wired STB's can they be wired via Coax OR Cat5?

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aviewer

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8 years ago

The short answer is yes.

 

The long answer is COAX was first included because that is what people had. COAX uses HPNA to carry the signal. This means that every point in the COAX is sensitive to every point in the COAX. Little things can cause big problems.

 

Add to that that the service has increased in demands on the wiring.

 

This adds up to - cat5 is much prefered & some may say required. A fault in one leg is not oing to affect another leg.

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8 years ago


@mjl0606 wrote:

Piggybacking on an install question of Cat5 vs Coax here, how can secondary hard-wired receivers be hooked up?  It's my understanding that you have a main hard-wired STB/DVR and can then have 2 Wireless receivers max.  So for any additional hard-wired STB's can they be wired via Coax OR Cat5?

Cat5e if at all possible, coax can be too problematic, so they discourage it now.  Also the main feed from the Nid to the RG should be cat5e for the same reason if your's happens to be coax. 😉

 

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mjl0606

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8 years ago

Thanks gentlemen! And the Cat5 runs for add'l wired STB's can be run from the NID right...they don't need to be run from RG?
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8 years ago

On "standard" installs the cat5 that feed the TVs originate at the RG. With one cat5 from NID to RG.

 

On "long distance" bonded pair installs, I bellieve the RG is in the NID.

mjl0606

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8 years ago

@aviewer so will install techs typically run Cat5's from RG to wall and then to other necessary wired STB locations in home?
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