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Topic # 13417 9-May-2007 13:32
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Pardon if I have missed this topic on another thread.

I run a single cable for RF feed from my TCL digital TV STBox to my other TV.

Previously with my former analog TCL TV STB, there was a input for the existing TV aerial so my FTA signals at my second tv were of reasonable quality.
However I find the current TCL analog TV signal from their cable very poor (especially for TV3) and there is no input on the new STB for an aerial. Hence I am looking to get a Freeview dish and STB to compliement my TCL Digital TV.

So I was wondering if there were technical consequences to splicing the Dish feed into the TCL cable within my house.

At the moment, the TCL cable goes inside my roof where it is split to the broadband and main TV outlet.

Ideally I'd like to join the dish signal into the cable after the broadband split but before the TV outlet split.
Splicing it into the RF out cable from the Digital TV STB would require a longer cable from the dish and I imagine would mean the dish signal isnt available for the main TV - DVDR.

Any thoughts. 

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  Reply # 70033 9-May-2007 15:32
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Install the dish as normal,your STB will have an RF in and out you could feed the Telstra o/p into that then distribute it out.
Beware TD box O/P contains all the incoming channels as well as the modulated O/P.Ypu may have to filter out the VHF
If you have a terrestrial antenna,it will play havoc with those,as outputs in B111 through to UHF.
You may also have to be qiute selective with the RF out channel from your Sat STB

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  Reply # 70041 9-May-2007 16:51
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Splicing anything into the TCL cable, other than what it is supposed to be carrying is not recommended.
That can cause all sorts of problems.. ingress, or even worse

As above, you would be better to feed the TV Out (UHF) into the RF IN (TV Aerial Pass through) on your freeview box.
You'd have to run another cable however, and the picture quality would be less than that of the composite out.


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  Reply # 70076 9-May-2007 22:24
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Interesting the Freeview will have a aerial RF input so to input signal from TCL STB at the other end of the house will be easy.
Although I agree, RF cable is not as good as composite, I dont really see what other alternative I have to cover the distance.


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