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Dish Network Installation/Wiring
My family is planning on moving from Comcast cable to the dish network within the next few weeks. I have a little bit of a dilemma though. My dad works in telecommunications, so he will NOT let anyone else run wiring through our house. Apparently when the Dish guys come to do the installation, they are pressed for time, and aren't worried about how well they run the wires, they just want to get it done, and get it done quick. So now I need to give myself a crash course on satellite dish wiring. If you guys can help answer a few questions, I would greatly appreciate it.
A little background information:
We are getting the setup for four televisions in the house. They are going to sell us two dish322 receivers, which are capable of supporting two televisions each. Also, I don't need to know anything but where the wires need to be run. I just need to run the wires so that when the dish guy comes, he doesn't need to run any wires. He will hopefully just have to make a few connections.
I have noticed that each receiver has two inputs from the satellite dish. Would I be correct to assume that two RG-6 coaxial cables will need to be run from the location of the satellite dish, to the location of receiver one, and another two coaxial cables from the satellite dish to the location of receiver two?
For the second television connected to either receiver, would it be better to run coaxial cable from the receiver to the television, or would it be more advisable to run RCA cable to the second television? The only reason I ask is because I've noticed that the second television coax connection only supports mono sound. Seems a little weird, IDK. But would it make a difference to run one or the other?
Regarding the antenna for the second television connected to either receiver, should the antenna be placed in the room with the receiver, or does a cable need to be run to the room that the second television will be located in for control. I read that the remote can make a connection up to two hundred feet, so I don't really see it being an issue to just put the antenna in the room with the receiver.
I would love any helpful tips as well.
Thank you so much for all of your help,
02-20-2008 07:33 PM