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Topic # 25900 5-Sep-2008 15:32
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This is my first post on this forum.

I wish to distribute the signal from our TV aerial to four rooms.

I also wish to split the signal from the satellite dish to two rooms in the house so we can use a second sky-box in the master bedroom.

I have had a read through the posts on this website today and it look like I will need to do the ditribution via co-axial cable of some type.

So far my shopping list is: -

Co-axial cable unsure of spec though
4 way splitter and amplifier for TV aerial signal
2 Way splitter for satellite dish signal

I am assuming I need to keep the signals from the satellite dish, and the TV aerial separate.

If there was a way to combine them onto a single cable then amplify and split, that would make life simpler.

Currently we have TV aerial signal in two rooms, and it is fine TV1 and TV2, but average on TV3 (we live in Nelson).

I would appreciate some advice.




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  Reply # 162521 5-Sep-2008 16:39
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Hi Mike,

Yes you can combine and then extract the two signals:

Watch for the power pass options on your splitters later as you need to power the lnb on the satellite, but don't really want to be feeding 12V back into your standard arial TV inputs etc.

TV1 and TV2 reception but not TV3/Prime etc sounds like you have a VHF aerial.  You'll need a UHF as well to get the other stations and feed the existing VHF and new UHF together using a diplexor.  (Or get a combo (like gizmo) aerial that receives both UHF and VHF well from one aerial).

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  Reply # 162552 5-Sep-2008 19:17
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Jaxson gave you the basic detail you need, but can I make a suggestion. You live in Nelson, the analog FTA transmitters are on death row, Nelson is for the reasonable future is going to be a satellite only area for FTA/FreeView transmissions, why not give the antenna a biff, buy a couple of FTA satellite boxs, split the satellite feed to run these boxs and get good reception of TV1,2,3,4,56,7,Straos,Cue,MTN etc.

As Jaxson says you can use diplexers to put both sat and V/UHF antenna on a common feed, but a lot of hassle to just get poor analog reception that eventually will be turned off.

Could you detail exactly how many rooms you want to have TVs in and which are to have Sky and FTA and which are FTA only.


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