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Old 17-02-2012, 13:38   #1
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new install soon.....

Hi people of this forum

We have v,media coming soon,and was curious to what to expect on install day.We have ordered 3 tivo boxes and 1 v hd box plus phone and broadband.Also we are in the optic fibre area. So my q's are

how do v.m get all the cables from their street box to my house ? will they dig up my garden to lay the cables etc ?

Once the cables are upto the house, can i have the coax cable running on the outside walls to the correct rooms or would they expect to do all the wireing from inside the house (i dont want this)


any advice on this matter is greatly appreciated
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Re: new install soon.....

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Hi people of this forum

We have v,media coming soon,and was curious to what to expect on install day.We have ordered 3 tivo boxes and 1 v hd box plus phone and broadband.Also we are in the optic fibre area. So my q's are

how do v.m get all the cables from their street box to my house ? will they dig up my garden to lay the cables etc ?

Once the cables are upto the house, can i have the coax cable running on the outside walls to the correct rooms or would they expect to do all the wireing from inside the house (i dont want this)


any advice on this matter is greatly appreciated
If your house has never had cable, then they will need to lay a cable from the swept tee in the road to your house. This can be in a shallow trench or along a wall, which ever is best.

The engineers prefer to cable on the outside of the house, so will love you for wanting that! It's easier
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Old 17-02-2012, 14:16   #3
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Re: new install soon.....

thanks for your reply,i have no garden wall so a trench looks like the outcome there. so it would seem my prefered choice is possible, they put this brown box on my wall - presumably some form of junction box and take all the extra feeds from there. also does the same install team dig the trench or is this done by different people on a previous day ?
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they run all the cables from the omni box { brown box} along the outside to the relevent rooms you want.
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. also does the same install team dig the trench or is this done by different people on a previous day ?
The same team digs the hole
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Re: new install soon.....

Your having 5 pieces of equipment, there is no way all the feeds will come from the brown box, it will be a mix of internal and external wiring
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Your having 5 pieces of equipment, there is no way all the feeds will come from the brown box, it will be a mix of internal and external wiring
Probably one feed to the living room, then outside to 1st floor, then internal for the rest?
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Hi people of this forum

We have v,media coming soon,and was curious to what to expect on install day.We have ordered 3 tivo boxes and 1 v hd box plus phone and broadband.
Blinking nora. How much is that costing you?
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Re: new install soon.....

i would be very interested to see if that lot works off 1 drop cable
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i would be very interested to see if that lot works off 1 drop cable
Easy!

Technically i could get 16 pieces of equipment working with no issues!
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Easy!

Technically i could get 16 pieces of equipment working with no issues!
16 that must take some high level of technical skill
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Re: new install soon.....

Nah just a lot of wiries! You "could" fit an hdu and then 4 4 way splitters but would be a wires everywhere.

It depends on the house really. I was at a house last week who had 5 boxes and a modem. It was all wired under the floor and was a two way splitter with two 3 ways attatched. He must have been on the top tap
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16 that must take some high level of technical skill
Some ex-TW areas have dozens of homes on a single drop cable.
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