Have searched high and low, read a lot and just want to confirm somethings with you guys before I commit.
We currently have mySky in our lounge. This is a single Rg6 cable run from the dish (rather poorly) under the house and up through the floor with a compression connector on the end.
I've just stripped all wall linings in half of our house and I'm currently wiring for my HT and AV setup while all is exposed, part of this involves moving the sky connection 2m to the other side of a fireplace.
What I'd like to do is re-run the sky cable inside the wall (instead of wrapped around a downpipe) and split it under the house so that we can continue to watch sky in our bedroom for the 2 months that our lounge is out of commission.
So my plan is:
Cut the connector off
Pull the cable back to the dish
Run cable down through the wall
Under the house fit compression / crimp connector
2 way splitter
One run to the lounge (terminated in a wall plate)
One run to the bedroom (cable out of floor with connector crimped on)
At the moment there is no requirement to run two STB at the same time, though this may change in the future so will this setup allow for that?
Will the splitter have an adverse effect on signal strength?
Should I run an extra cable from the dish for future possible second STB?
I'm ok with terminating cables, have done cat5e/6 and coax previously, will need to purchase a F connector tool for this.
Also as a side, I have a regular antenna on the roof and it has some ratty coax coming off it. How do I provide freeview signal to my lounge and bedroom? Do I re-run coax (or RG6?) from the antenna into a splitter and mirror the above setup. Or can I supply signal from my sky dish and what would this involve (running off an extra output on the skydish or more splitting?)
Any assistance appreciated!