Cabling a new build


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Jun 3, 2017
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Hi All

We are currently building a new build and looking to start running cables for TV. Customer wants to put in Sky, have tried calling Sky but get conflicting information, hence why i am here.

Customer wants TV available at 6 points, lounge, kitchen and 4 bedrooms.

The initial installation will be via aerial, but want to future proof for Sky, cable not available so only option is Sky.

The initial installation would be to run all the rooms back to the loft and run a splitter/amp connected to the aerial.
Fully intend to run the dish cables now and would like help on the best way to do this.

Thanks in advance

All that Sky will install nowadays (except in very exceptional circumstances) is Sky Q which only has 2 cables from dish to main box - all additional Sky Q mini boxes are connected by WiFi to main box. Thus only only three (two for satellite and one for terrestrial aerial) good quality cables (WF100 or similar) to lounge.

If you want to future proof for Freesat (or other FTA satellite) then two cables to additional rooms (normal non Sky Q satellite signals can be combined with terrestrial/DAB/FM signals using multiplexers - Sky Q cannot). In addition two cat 5 network cables to each room would be very useful for future proofing.

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