I've just bought a new house and I'm in the process of sorting out the TV. I've done some reading, and I *think* I know what I need to do - which usually indicates I'm about to do something stupid, so any advice would be appreciated.
I want to get standard analog (UHF) signals to two Hauppauge PVR cards installed in a PC in my lounge.
I have both a dish and a UHF aerial on the roof, each with its own coax feed into the basement. The two coax feeds go into a diplexer. The output from the diplexer goes to a two-way splitter which sends one coax run to the lounge (where the PC lives) and the other to the back room of the house (which will be unused). Both coax runs terminate in what I'd call "satellite type" wallplates (a screw thread poking out from the wall plate). There's no RF-type sockets in the wallplates.
So, what I think I need to do is install a diplexer near the lounge wallplate to split the satellite and UHF signals, then
replace the satellite-type wallplate with an RF-type wallplate.
Alternatively, as I'm not planning to use the signal from the dish anytime soon, I could remove the existing diplexer, and have a single run of coax from the UHF aerial straight to an RF wallsocket in the lounge. Would this possibly be a better answer than diplexing and then splitting off a satellite signal I don't plan to use?