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Topic # 162189 1-Feb-2015 15:32
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I have my tv on my wall but the reception is poor - this is caused by the plug coming directly out the back of the tv and with limited room to the wall is being folder over.

What I want is a plug which is like an L shape

Anyone know where I can get one from? What are these plugs called?

Something like the left photo



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  Reply # 1226206 1-Feb-2015 15:35
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Those types of connectors are called Belling-Lee.




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  Reply # 1226213 1-Feb-2015 16:01
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http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=PA3679&w=right+angle+tv&form=KEYWORD

If the link doesn't work try 'right angle TV' in the jaycar.co.nz search field




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  Reply # 1226224 1-Feb-2015 16:16
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Do I plug my current cable into that?

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  Reply # 1226226 1-Feb-2015 16:20
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I can't remember, is the one on the left for a 300ohm cable rather than the common 75 ohm cable, or just a different form factor?
I think it's a 300 ohm one so not really what you would want, however, we get the idea that you want a right angle / side entry connector.


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  Reply # 1226228 1-Feb-2015 16:23
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This looks pretty good.

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=PA3673

Have to change the end of your current cable (or get an adapter), however, it looks quite robust. You should be able to get a similar one with Belling-Lee socket to plug though...

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  Reply # 1226261 1-Feb-2015 17:23
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kiwis: Do I plug my current cable into that?


Yes, it's just a right angle adapter. 



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  Reply # 1227268 1-Feb-2015 19:42
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is there a cable to av converter - i think its my arial input thats buggered

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  Reply # 1227269 1-Feb-2015 19:49
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kiwis: is there a cable to av converter - i think its my arial input thats buggered


Yes - it's called a set top box :-)



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  Reply # 1227270 1-Feb-2015 19:53
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But can you convert it without needing a set top box

My old worked fine my new one (old but new to the wall) doesn't like it....



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  Reply # 1227279 1-Feb-2015 20:16
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I should say signal comes from my hub in the garage and is a sky signal



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  Reply # 1227291 1-Feb-2015 20:22
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Or to HDMI

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  Reply # 1227293 1-Feb-2015 20:26
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The right angle connectors you have pictured are not just plugs, they are baluns (balanced-unbalanced) that convert 75ohm unbalanced coax to 300ohm balanced ribbon cable. They won't do what you want.

The plugs you need are called Belling Lee, or sometimes PAL.

Can't remember seeing a right angle one, but either of the right angle adaptors linked above will do the trick nicely - assuming of course the aerial input is working OK!


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  Reply # 1227308 1-Feb-2015 20:47
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kiwis: I should say signal comes from my hub in the garage and is a sky signal


TVs can't decode encrypted DVB-S mpeg2 and DVB-S2 H.264 streams. TVs can decode DVB-T H.264 streams and it is possible to take the HDMI out from a Sky decoder and convert it to DVB-T, such appliances cost a few grand though.

More likely you are just feeding some RF modulated analog debauchery to the TV, his should be avoided as is very poor quality.




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  Reply # 1227311 1-Feb-2015 20:59
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kiwis: I should say signal comes from my hub in the garage and is a sky signal


TVs can't decode encrypted DVB-S mpeg2 and DVB-S2 H.264 streams. TVs can decode DVB-T H.264 streams and it is possible to take the HDMI out from a Sky decoder and convert it to DVB-T, such appliances cost a few grand though.

More likely you are just feeding some RF modulated analog debauchery to the TV, his should be avoided as is very poor quality.


There are a couple of TVs with dvb-s tuners now.

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  Reply # 1227329 1-Feb-2015 21:33
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So, Sky's encrypted.




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