Metrocast installation question
Hope this is not too confusing. I have a question about Metrocast installation.
I live in a rural Virginia county where -- much to our surprise -- Metrocast has run fiber down our road and is now connecting us to the 21st century with hi-speed broadband access, cable tv, and digital phone. I have signed up for the full package and installation will be in a couple of weeks.
I built my house in 2008, should have put in more wiring than I did, but, oh well.
Currently, my satellite tv has three horns, allowing me to connect three tv sets. However, I have tv outlets in 8 places in the house. I have a distribution box in my utility room into which the 8 cables from the house and the 3 cables from the sat dish run. QUESTION: Can I run the single Metrocast cable tv cable into this box, install an 8-outlet splitter ( Leviton 47690-8C 1x8 Passive TV/CATV Splitter Module ), and connect all 8 tv outlets in the house??
QUESTION: What does the Metrocast installation consist of? There's a big coaxial cable that will run into the crawl space under my house. I assume Metrocast will install a network interface box of some kind that splits the incoming signal on that cable into a tv signal, phone connection, and Internet connection. I guess the phone connection ties to my current landline NID; the cable TV connection goes thru a splitter (see question above) for distribution throughout the house; and the Internet connection goes through RG-6 to my Motorola Surfboard modem (and from there to my router) . . . right?
|reply to Old Redneck |
Late to the party here, but I would not use an 8 way splitter unless you absolutely needed 8 tv's connected. KISS, only connect what you need.