tv aerial


Postby stronach » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:08 pm

Doesn't seem to be many tv related queries in this section but hope someone can help. I am planning to put a small lcd tv in our kitchen, I was going to run an aerial lead off the aerial in my loft which serves the tv in my daughters bedroom, she gets a good picture off this aerial using a freeview box. The tv in our lounge is connected to an outside wall mounted aerial. If I connect the proposed kitchen tv to the loft aerial with a splitter connector will the signal quality be reduced to both tv's or will it not be affected.
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Postby TheDoctor4 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:45 pm

Hi

Have you had a look at the DIY projects. There is one relating to Tv arials and coaxial cables: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects.htm. Alternatively you may want to try posting in the Home Automation & Cinema forum: http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/forums/viewforum.php?f=190 If you receive no answers in this forum

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Postby plumbbob » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:04 pm

If you use just a simple "Y" splitter, the signal to each television will be halved. If you are in a strong signal area with a good ariel, then the signal may still be sufficient to supply both sets. Having said that, the Freeview broadcasts require a strong signal, so this may not work - try it.

If this fails, and you don't want to fit another ariel, use a amplifier / splitter installed in the loft. The downside here is they require a power supply.
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Postby stronach » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:18 am

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.
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