[mythtv-users] Semi-OT: OTA, Comcast business HSI and the single coax
allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com
Fri Jul 25 01:23:07 UTC 2008
Justin The Cynical wrote:
> Allen Edwards wrote:
>> If it were me, I would run another coax but I am assuming this is
>> difficult or you would not have asked.
> It is a bit of a pain. Mainly I was checking as I didn't want to drill
> another hole into the house, much less the outside wall, or have to redo
> the cable routing.
> The issue is this: The cable from Comcast comes out from the ground
> (all cables out here are underground) on one side of the house, and the
> antenna is on the other side. A cable run from where the Comcast cable
> is to where it would be hooked up is approx 50 feet, all of it outside.
> Well, except for the jacks in one of the rooms, where the cable is run
> under the house via a hole punched through the foundation vent screen
> from the original install (previous owner oversaw that one) by the
> %%$#^%! Comcast installer.
> The coax run is currently something list this:
> Antenna -> two port splitter
> Two port splitter -> Myth jack
> \--> Four way splitter
> Four way splitter -> Bedroom
> \-> Bedroom
> \-> Bedroom
> \-> Unused (terminated)
> Seems that the best way would be to (simplified):
> Antenna -> barrel connector -> Myth jack
> Comcast -> four way -> barrel connector -> new coax -> new data jack
> But damn, I didn't want to put another hole in my wall. Oh well, such
> is life. At least I can do this, not being in rented housing and such.
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If you want a four way on the Comcast, that implies to me that you want
to get TV on the cable, unless you have 4 data accounts and 4 cable
modems. If you want data and TV from Comcast, combining with your OTA
is going to be impossible or very difficult. I am happy to help, but at
this point I don't think I understand your goal.
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