I'm on N*L and have had 1 original cable box, 3 dbox's and a cable modem all connected at once and working fine. It will depend on the strength of the original incoming signal which can be adjusted by N*L at the box in the street when they do the initial installation.
I know you probably wanted an exact number as an answer but I think it will vary for the reason given.
Im ex CW and i have had four boxes and modem connected and in use all at the same time with np at all.These were a mixture of boxes, old analouge,2 Digi boxes,and a dbox 2 + modem hope this helps a little
From what people are saying, it looks asif there is enough signal to have a box in nearly every room in the house. Obviously there is a technical restriction on the amount of boxes you have but looks like (in an average sized house) you could have a box in each room, plus a cable modem.
Hi, I know this might make the Top 10 most Stupidest Questions on here, but hey i'm gonna ask it anyways.
You say (DesDog) that you should cap any unused feeds off the splitter, what do you use for this or do you just leave the original plastic cap on.
I don't know what everyone else thinks but I don't know if this is a good idea for 2 reasons.
First: if a cable engineer comes knocking on your house how will you have time to remove all the boxes and for that many it won't be a slap on the wrist they will prosecute. Even if you do they will be asking: "what is all this cable for sir ????"
Second: If you don't subscribe to any services there is a good chance that your feed could be pulled at anytime or the cc's could find some way to wipe out the dbox and this would leave you with a very nice and expesive useless piece of kit.
why a lot of work there is nothing illeagle to have cables going to other rooms or is there ????
as long as the box isnt connected there should be np.
i would just tell them that the box gets move about nothing wrong with that nothing in the contract to say you cannot move it to another room or that the cables were there when i moved in to the house i think you are worrying far too much
in my old house (before dbox2) i had a setup where i had a sat dish that went into a 4 way splitter which also could take in the normal RF antanna connector. So i put vcr/dvd/ntl box all on the RF port and i had (the same channel) in every room + a sat receiver for each out put. The ntl guy was quite happy fitting the box into the system as it ment less work for him , he didnt have to run many cables thorugh the house.