Recent U-Verse Customer - would like to add a wired receiver in basement (Cable already run).
I'm a new U-verse customer (about a month). I am also finishing my basement into a family area with big screen TV, surround sound, etc. I have wired the basement with Co-axial cable and Cat5 cable. I just ordered the TV and surround sound for the basement, but it hasn't arrived yet. I have Co-axial cable outlets available at every location I could possibly want to put the TV in the basement. Mobility of the TV will not be an issue.
The basement remodel project is actually going quicker than expected, and I would like to add a U-Verse reciever in the basement. When the installation tech did the work on my initial installation, I told him that I would eventually want to add another receiver in th basement, and asked for his recommendations.
He told me that I could probably do a wireless receiver in the basement, although it's a pretty long way from the RG, which is on the 2nd floor of the house. He said that if it was his home, he would try to do a wired installation. I tend to agree.
I know that I could add a wireless receiver, and probably get a decent signal, but I just "feel" better with hard-wired connections. Additionally, I can't find out if there is a monthly charge for an additional wired reciever, as there is with a wireless receiver.
I logged into my ATT account, but there were no options to add a wired receiver, only for adding wireless receivers. Is there another way to add a wired receiver to my home?
Is it possible to add a wired receiver, and is there a monthly charge to have an additional wired receiver? Even if there is a mandatory service visit (which I have read there might be), this could still be the best option.
Any advice would be appreciated.