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# 41633 21-Sep-2009 08:01
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Hi
What is the best way of feeding TelstraClear Digital signal so that I can watch it in multiple rooms.  I also want to be able to watch normal FTA TV on each of the other TVs.  I tried to feed a cable from the VHF aerial and another from the TelstraClear box into a splitter however FTO channels are garbled on the other TVs for some reason.
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  # 257367 21-Sep-2009 16:21
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Disconnect the  VHF antenna,and tune your TV's to the Telstra FTA channels(some of them are in the S band though,depends on your TV's tuner)

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  # 257383 21-Sep-2009 17:23
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Run a cable from the RF output on the back of the digital decoder to the other TV's. You will be able to tune in the existing FTA channels as well as the output from the current channel you are watching on the TCL box.

If your TV's are LCD's or Plasma's you'll instantly notice how poor the analogue picture quality is and it's also 4:3 rather than 16:9 so nothing will be in widescreen.

You need to also be aware that making any modifictions to the TCL cabling (ie any cabling before it goes into your TCL set top box) is against the terms and conditions of service and can very easily lead to you dumping RF interference back into the TCL network. If this does happen TCL will hunt you down!




 
 
 
 


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  # 257394 21-Sep-2009 18:02
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As Steve and Brunzy say you must not couple an antenna to the TCL cable, all you are doing is colliding two universes, ye cana break the laws of physics Captain!

TCL seem to have lowered the levels (or at least C/N of the analog channels on the cable to a point that makes them totally unwatchable, I guess this is a subtle way of forcing subscribers off the old system .

If you want proper pics then personally I suggest you find another provider, failing that get a UHF antenna setup for FreeView|HD, some TVs with FreeView (or FreeView STBs) and an external modulator for the TCL box combine those two and your away.

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  # 257398 21-Sep-2009 18:14
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cyril7:
TCL seem to have lowered the levels (or at least C/N of the analog channels on the cable to a point that makes them totally unwatchable, I guess this is a subtle way of forcing subscribers off the old system .



The days of analogue are numbered anyway - the spectrum is required for other things.

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  # 257399 21-Sep-2009 18:18
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About time, if I was in control I would have pulled the plug months ago, same goes for the old analog broadcast system (thats the other universe!).

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  # 258597 26-Sep-2009 18:15
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I dont believe they were ever required to provide the unscrambled analog channels on cable, depite all the freeloaders who have being useing it so it would make sense to shut it down asap to make them all move to digital where they get money from them.




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