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Old 09-21-2014, 04:36 PM
 
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I have never had cable tv and need to have connections set up for the home. I want a tv in living room and master bedroom for sure. Should I have other connections or is the system wireless once it is connected to house. Anybody know what installation costs are for the big carriers?
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:02 AM
 
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No cable TV is just that - connected to a cable. You have to have a connection with a coaxial cable, as well as a box in most cases to descramble the signals at each TV's.

Not sure of the price these days, but you might be able to negotiate for free installation. If you want some of the best, you might want to double check if you have Fios in your neighborhood. It isn't everywhere, and if not you can't get it.

Now if you go really high tech you can have wireless TV you can get some of the boxes that allow you to connect to the internet and watch TV that way. You might be better served on a hi tech forum for that info.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:15 AM
 
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I have never had cable tv and need to have connections set up for the home. I want a tv in living room and master bedroom for sure. Should I have other connections or is the system wireless once it is connected to house. Anybody know what installation costs are for the big carriers?
There is (a) outside wiring, which is bringing the cable from the street or telephone pole to the perimeter of your house and and (b) inside wiring, which is bringing the cable from the perimeter of your house to the set top boxes. Cable companies are not responsible for inside wiring, though they will typically wire a few set top boxes for free/a small charge. They will do that wiring in the easiest manner possible, which is often by drilling large holes in the nearest exterior wall and running through that hole and cable across the room. They will not run cables through walls, ceilings, moulding, so if you want to have a really clean job, you need to hire someone else.
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:09 PM
 
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Thanks!! That helps. I have no idea if I should wire all bedrooms(empty) or just the two where I will have tv. Depends on cost I guess.
Fios IS available so it is probably what I will choose except that means your phone doesn't work when electrical power is out. I need to kick myself into the 21st century sometime.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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I think that FIOS will supply you with an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) if you sign up for their home phone service. I have FIOS for TV and internet (no phone). I have been using voice-over-ip service (Vonage) and I see no need (for me) to go back to hardline telephone since I also have two cellphones with two different carriers.
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