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TV In Apartment Complex

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by Bdogle, Jan 23, 2015.

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  1. Bdogle

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    Hey all, just wanting to pick everyone's brain.

    Is there anyway to turn on and turn off TV service to each unit in an apartment complex? Does anyone make any sort of coaxial switch that can be controlled via the internet?
     
  2. mpeet611

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    Why do you want to know how to turn on & off the tv service in each apartment? Normally the cable company is required to turn on & off the service in each apartment so they know your only getting what your paying for. If somebody touches the cable wiring outside there apartment without permission from the cable company they'll assume your stealing there services & will disconnect it plus they'll get the police involved & will press charges or have anyone involved in the theft arrested.
     
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    I think you are jumping to conclusions a bit here and are being unnecessarily accusative. If you look back over the posters past history, you will see he owns/manages a small block and provides various services for his tenants

    This is quite a legitimate request to make, however I don't know whether anyone would have an answer for him and it all depends on whether he has an agreement with a TV provider to provide a TV service to the block and then distribute it himself or whether the TV provider supplies directly to all apartments inside the block.

    I personally have not heard of an internet controlled coax switch, only manual ones, but there might well be internet/remote controlled distribution panels available. Whether his contract with TV provider will allow the use is another point
     
  4. mpeet611

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    I guess i did jump to conclusions a little. If your allowed by the tv provider to distribute service to your tenants you could see if a google search brings up any sites that sells distribution panels. If you can't find any maybe your tv provider can tell you where to look for them.
     
  5. Bdogle

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I am just trying to find a solution to offer an on the fly service for the short term tenants of my complex. They attend a 4 month trade school and then they leave. Currently, if they want TV, they have to go to the provider directly and set up an account. I have been in talks with the provider, they know my intentions and are willing to work with me on the logistics of it. I was just searching for a way to do it with the TV signal. I have the internet side figured out.

    Oh, and thanks for the ethics lesson mpeet, you wasted your time with that post.
     
  6. TonyB25

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    The provider should be able to help you. It's probably not a good idea to work around them while you're working out the details.
     
  7. mpeet611

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    Maybe if your first post had some of the information from post #5 you would have gotten some better answers.
     
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    Kids, kids....enough squabbling. It's Friday, let's just move on. :)
     
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    I guess I'm still trying to figure out the mechanics here. Let's say I'm looking at the front of an apartment complex. There are 10 units. How are they currently wired? Do all 10 have a coaxial cable running to some centralized location? Or to the 10 maintain some kind of independence, where they are not centrally located?
     
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