Cable company wiring box: Should I disconnect unused coax connections?

tekwrite55

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We have a Charter wiring box on the house but no longer use their service. I am putting up a roof antenna which I assume I can connect its coax to one of the two connectors labeled "IN". The one connector has two connections and a larger ground connector to the ground wire. The other connector has about five female connections; one short wire connects the two IN connectors together.
I have 2 or 3 coax wires that are not being used-spare bedroom, unused connection in family room...should I disconnect them or cap off the female connection on the IN connector, or just leave as is? Just want to minimize the reduction in signal reception, if that makes sense.

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I would disconnect the unused cables. It probably won't affect the signal strength if there isn't a TV connected at the far end but it might act as a path for RF interference to enter your wiring. If the splitter that gives you 5 female connections is the wrong type it might not work with OVA RF. No harm in trying it.
 
I would disconnect the unused cables. It probably won't affect the signal strength if there isn't a TV connected at the far end but it might act as a path for RF interference to enter your wiring. If the splitter that gives you 5 female connections is the wrong type it might not work with OVA RF. No harm in trying it.
 

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Thanks! That makes sense!

 
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