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#230337 19-Feb-2018 19:59
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We're building a new home and I'm leaning strongly towards not installing a TV aerial or coax cabling. We will have UFB within ~12 months of moving in and I'm not sure I see the point in spending money on a TV aerial and co-ax cabling throughout. As it stands now we watch very little OTA. The HTPC records a few kiddie programmes but they could easily be streamed or sourced elsewhere. 


I figure in the new house we will simply use the HTPC, IPTV streams, NetFlix, Kodi add MiBoxes to push content throughout. 


Do you think I'd regret this down the track? 



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  #1960563 19-Feb-2018 20:05
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I am building ATM in a fibre area, and IMO you are likely not saving very much by not installing it. You also have to think about selling, and if someone wants sky tv or freeview OTA broadcasts, that will be a put off. Far easier to get it installed at the build stage.

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  #1960578 19-Feb-2018 20:29
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Even if you just run the uhf cabling and not connect an aerial to it.

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  #1960597 19-Feb-2018 20:48
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If I was looking at a house without coax cable run to the TV points I would be stunned.


Remember, distributing video isn't solely restricted to Category cable, digital modulators do a great job of sending video around the home... and they're super affordable.


Plus if your internet connection fails or goes down on a rainy day... it's not going to be a great day.

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