Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto - Davisville Subway
To answer your questions:
They will plug into a phone jack, if located close to the TV otherwise run some CAT5 cabling from the closest jack, along the wall to the receiver. Even though it is an RJ11 connection, they run CAT5 cabling, since it's better for long runs.
For the other TVs, if they cannot use internal wiring, they will run RG6 cables, again, along the wall, to the other TVs. But in most place, they disconnect the coax connection from Rogers and feed in the signal from bell which you can watch in the other rooms (Eg Channel 2, 7 and 13, if I recall). The feed you grab directly from the box (Via composite or SVideo) will be fine, but on the other TVs, you will be forced to go through the coax feed which is the worst kind and it will also be in MONO sound.
As for the max speed on your regular internet connection...It shouldn't impact it. If I recall correctly, Bell will run Fibre to the basement of your building which becomes your local CO. Then they allocate three 8Meg feeds for each of the separate channels you can watch at the same time, and nother 6Meg feed (perhaps more?) for your internet usage. Because the CO is locate so close, you are getting top speeds.
Last edited by wysiwyg; 2007-11-21 at 02:14 PM.