This past weekend I furthered my inspection of the sat cabling. I tried to fish a string thru the existing ceiling pathway to no avail using both fiberglass and flexmetal fishes. There are some very sharp turns which does concern me as coax can only take a certain radius before it degradates. I also found a pathway where I can run a dedicated cable or cables to behind the TV in the main living area from the out side connection as water pipes ran behind the entertainment center. But I had a bright Idea while crawling in the storage area. I mounted my satellite receiver on the wall in the storage area, then mounted one of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o04_s00
and ran an HDMI cable from the receiver to my Living room TV and then ran a coaxial cable to the storage area TV connection which in turn fed the TV that I mounted in the bedroom. I now have a wireless remote control solution, no receiver in the bedroom or living area, which in turn creates an entertainment center under neath rather than inside. Going out this weekend to see how it all works, but in the driveway, with tailgater hooked up. It worked better than great! In fact, my wife was very happy with no more wires and grumbling from me.The living room TV was SD not HD, now I have HD in living room and SD on the small TV in the Bedroom.
I opted to mount the receiver just above the coax and electrical plug just inside the storage door. It is dry, close to electrical, accessible, easy to remove, easy to screw on coax and plug in HDMI and did not take up hardly any space in the storage area. I can watch the satellite in the living area, but if she wishes to watch off air in the bedroom, she can without any interference or if she wants to watch what is on the satellite, she switches over to 3 or 4 and there is satellite.