[mythtv-users] Coax splitters - how painful are they?

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Oct 1 17:49:16 UTC 2007


Meatwad wrote:
> R. G. Newbury wrote:
> ...
>> Thanks for the pics. My setup in the furnace room is starting to look 
>> like your 'service centre' too. What is the brand/description of the 
>> coax amp you have in your setup. And similarly for the ethernet 
>> patch/hub panel to the right of the router.
> 
> That is the power supply to a Winegard mast-mounted preamp in the attic 
> over the garage. I have some tidyup to do there as well. I'll take the 
> camera and some lights up with me and takes some shots. The ethernet 
> patch, sadly, is no longer carried by any of my local A/V or security 
> distributors. I went online and found a dwindling number of places 
> carrying them. I have lots of pictures of wiring one of these up using 
> trade tricks.
> 
>> BTW, how did you mount the HDHR? The darn thing has none of the usual 
>> mounting holes..
> 
> I have pics of this as well. While overkill, the base is a pair of three 
> inch corner braces mounted behing the Antec UPS. Once I've wired it as 
> best as I think it will end up, the grooming of the patch cords help 
> hold the boxes in place. To really help things stay put, I place a two 
> or three inch strip of 3M bulk Velcro between them. This adds a little 
> distance between chassis for better ventilation and lets me yank a piece 
> out with minimal fuss in the future.

Hmm, velcro...Good idea. I'll do that.


> Now, back to Lightroom. I'm spending an hour sifting through photos now 
>    but work will get in the way for the rest of the day. Another 
> frustration is the constant switching back and forth between getting 
> this wiring done and tinkering with the new photo gear. Seems like this 
> is taking four times as long as usual.
>
Four times as long as usual, or four times as long as expected...which 
is usual!

Geoff



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