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Topic # 113377 15-Jan-2013 13:18 Send private message

Hi all,

 

Just moved into a ~100 yr old house in Christchurch, and having trouble connecting my TV to the antenna (for vanilla TV - not yet Freeview).

I have a Samsung 37 inch flatscreen, about 4 years old.

The cable coming out of the wall is like this:
http://www.computercables.co.nz/content/media/images/products/ftvftv.jpg

The connector at the back of the TV is like any regular aerial socket.
I went to 'tricky dickie', had to make multiple trips for the correct cable with a bunch of different adaptors.
The cable I now have connects from the wall to the TV, but still no signal - not even snowy reception, the TV is blank black screen even when cycling through TV/AV/DVI functions.

We have a 'bunny ears' aerial which we are using, but it is a pain having to adjust it for different channels.

Even though the sockets plug in, is it possible that the cable I purchased is not the correct type?
There is a twin-cabled connection in the same corner for the Sky satellite.
I am not totally deficient when it comes to electronics - I have set up internet this week, got AV & sound cables for the laptop to the TV, and I build my own PCs.
Having moved into the place in just a weeks notice, I am not exactly swimming in funds to pay someone to have a look.

Any ideas?

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  Reply # 745163 15-Jan-2013 15:33 Send private message

I would guess that the single F-Type connector in your lounge goes to the bedroom. It would have been connected to the loop-through RF output from the Sky decoder, for a second decoder or TV in the bedroom. Our house had this when we moved in (but not for long...).

I would also guess that your satellite dish has dual LNBs, hence the double cable / double F-type on the other wall-plate.

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