06-06-2012 03:50:17 PM
In 2 days I will have a tech out to install my TV and Internet in my first house. I am a little OCD on things and would prefer to run my only cables to the various rooms, also I am not 100% sure on what rooms and where in those rooms I will want my STB's. I do know that I want the RG and a STB in my office.
In my last apartment the installer connected the 2nd STB via the existing coax. My new house has no cables run to any of the rooms and I would prefer to NOT have to run aniquated coax and would prefer to run Cat5/6 to the various locations. Can I connect each of the other 3 STB's via Cat5/6? Also will the installer allow me to install the other 3 and he can just get the RG and 1st STB configured in the office? Before I re-carpeted my new house the previous owner just had holes drilled in the floor and ran the cable up from there, I would rather use wall plates and make it look pretty, but again I am not sure where everything is going just yet.
1) Can I connect STB's via Cat5/6 instead of Coax?
2) Can I have the tech install just 1 (of 4 STB's) and the RG so that I may install the others myself?
If it helps I have been the in IT industry since the Windows 3.0 days and have a natual ability to figure these sorts of things out.
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06-06-2012 03:55:49 PM
2) Perhaps. You would have to ask the tech. Typically the tech in onsite to make sure that the STB's and the service is hooked up and working correctly on all TV's that are to be on U-verse.
06-06-2012 06:08:47 PM
if it pleases the tech he can set them up one by one in the office to test them I'm also getting 4 STB's ( free because of the promo) but only have 3 TV's at the moment... I still need to get a bigger TV for the living room so that I can bump that TV to the bedroom and that one to the spare room...