Originally Posted by nealtw
They try to run TV cables as short as possible for better performance and the only people complaining are the ones trying to use the attic for something they shouldn't.
I'm complaining, and I'm not trying to use it for something I shouldn't. I work in the aerospace and defense industry, and I never see such a mess in a professional environment. I have built a few server rooms and installed server systems into vehicles, and wire management, for the simple sake of knowing what is where, is always very important.
Additionally, you are right that people try to run TV cables as short as possible for better performance, but they are wrong. Even analog signals are not "that affected" by a few feet. Digital signals are affected even less. Even twisted pairs allows for digital lines to run with power lines, while in the analog days, you could definitely induce a lot of noise into your TV picture.