So I’ve got a weird situation I might have to assist with (see below) and I’m wondering what the ebst way to proceed is. First the tech bits, then the family drama bits:
May need to relocate a DirecTV box (and TV) to a location with no drops (but power). Requirement includes keeping it easy-to-use, but I’m open to alternatives.
I assume this run will need to be good-quality coax cable, right? Can I put a splitter in near an existing box, and should I look for a powered splitter if the run is going to be 50 feet or more? Recommendations for powered splitters?
Any other suggestions will be appreciated.
So $Wife’s father has been in the hospital. A couple weeks ago he fell while his wife was at work and spent most of the day laying on the floor in front of a door, unable to move. The next day we’re notified, and $Wife takes him to the ER as he’s got severe swelling of basically everything below the waist.
Two weeks go by, and there’s not a lot of improvement. Last we heard, we may be looking at setting him up at home for a small chance of a recovery, but a much larger change of a roughly 6 month final run. It’s not going to be pleasant, as the patient now has an ugly range of symptoms including kidney issues, heart problems (limited strength), diabetes, neurological concerns, impaired faculties and more.
So while hoping for the recovery we’re looking at making him comfortable and due to logistics (and, it should be said, a desire that he be in a part of the in-laws house that gets light and traffic) this may mean a room that isn’t perfect, and one way in which I can fix that is running a long cable so he can watch TV at least.
Any suggestions will be appreciated. We’re in a weird state where $Wife is trying to keep her mom sane and take care of stuff, so my job is taking care of $Wife so she at least comes home to a relatively intact and sane situation.