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# 207801 14-Jan-2017 12:28
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We're getting our sparky to install a new power outlet (among other things) in the master bedroom where a new TV will be going (wall mounted). We have another TV in the adjacent room where we would like to have a second MySky HDi box.

 

From this I would like to get our sparky to run Cat6 to the new bedroom TV. I've calculated the distance between the 2 plates to be 4000mm max. Would Cat6 be the best option here with 2 HDMI outlets and the ends? Will I need anything else?

 

I would ask Sky to do this but my understanding is that they won't do it unless it's an RF feed. Bit unusual in 2017.

 

We also have a UHF aerial which I would like the sparky to run two feeds from. Here's a photo of the existing aerial. The existing RG59 feed goes somewhere else in the house, no where near a TV.

 

I would like two RG6 feeds from this. At this stage I'm assuming I need a new aerial in order to get this right. Existing aerial has partial line of sight to Sugarloaf tower here in Christchurch. Distance is 7.4km.

 

Matchmaster NZ website recommends this aerial based on my location to Sugarloaf. Happy to go with any aerial manufacturer as long as it doesn't rust overnight.

 

Thanks. 






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  # 1703150 14-Jan-2017 12:54
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only 4m just use a HDMI cable thru the walls. Best avoid wallplates if its hidden, just get a brush plate to make the exit from the wall look neat.

 

HDMI over other things is really only needed for long lengths, more cost and the need to power one or both ends of it make it hassle.





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Well your current antenna is stuffed anyway. Looks to me like the receiving elements are hanging loose on the co-ax behind the reflector. It definitely needs replacing.

 

I wouldn't let a sparky near my antennae unless he was a qualified antenna installer as well and had some proper pro gear for alignment. Likewise for data cabling unless you are sure he knows what he is doing.

 

One rg6 cable and a splitter somewhere would be the way to go. The phased array in your link should be fine.

 

 

 

Edit: Spelling.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1703250 14-Jan-2017 17:40
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B1GGLZ:

 

Well your current antenna is stuffed anyway. Looks to me like the receiving elements are hanging loose on the co-ax behind the reflector. It definitely needs replacing.

 

 

I couldn't decide if it had fallen apart or had been assembled completely wrong in the first place!

 

 




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  # 1703307 14-Jan-2017 21:51
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Thanks for the replies

 

 

 

richms:

 

only 4m just use a HDMI cable thru the walls. Best avoid wallplates if its hidden, just get a brush plate to make the exit from the wall look neat.

 

HDMI over other things is really only needed for long lengths, more cost and the need to power one or both ends of it make it hassle.

 

 

 

 

Yup it will be from and to plate. PDL 600. Thinking of using this HDMI cable here.

 

 

 

B1GGLZ:

 

Well your current antenna is stuffed anyway. Looks to me like the receiving elements are hanging loose on the co-ax behind the reflector. It definitely needs replacing.

 

I wouldn't let a sparky near my antennae unless he was a qualified antenna installer as well and had some proper pro gear for alignment. Likewise for data cabling unless you are sure he knows what he is doing.

 

One rg6 cable and a splitter somewhere would be the way to go. The phased array in your link should be fine.

 

 

 

Edit: Spelling.

 

 

 

 

Yeah I thought it wasn't looking too healthy lol. I think i'll get my sparky to put in the plates for the aerial outs and then I'll get the aerial installer to do the rest. The HDMI run should be pretty straight forward.






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