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# 138094 19-Dec-2013 16:28
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Hi there,

Just bought new TV. We already have a Freeview box and a TV in the living room but this new TV is for the bedroom and has Freeview built in. What sort of HDMI cables do I need to buy? Results from these forums and internet searching seem to bring mixed results - some say that the cheap cables are the same as the pricier ones but some say you can actually see a difference in quality. 

Also, if Freeview is built in and we already have an aerial. What do I need to do now? Do I still need a splitter? Obviously don't want to watch the same channels on both TVs.

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  # 954969 19-Dec-2013 16:35
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plug aerial cable to TV and search channels

$10 hdmi cable will be just fine.




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  # 954974 19-Dec-2013 16:37
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HDMI connectors can corrode and stick, but thats about it. It's still 0's and 1's being encoded/decoded at each end. And they still get from one end to the other be it by ferrari or scooter.

Spliiter won't locked you to a channel. Thats what can happen off satelite transponders however as they have different polarities to deal with. UHF - The full width of signal comes from the antenna and your TV pics and chooses from that what it listens to at the time and blocks the rest.

Using an output from another device and daisy chaning can change this however.

 
 
 
 


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  # 954977 19-Dec-2013 16:39
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Assuming that your Freeview Box is for UHF then all you need is an Aerial splitter and some RG6 cable and connectors to run a feed to the new TV.

If on the other hand you freeview box is satellite, then you will need a UHF aerial and cabling to the new TV 

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  # 954998 19-Dec-2013 17:30
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Why do you need an HDMI cable for your new TV?

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  # 955008 19-Dec-2013 18:13
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B1GGLZ: Why do you need an HDMI cable for your new TV?


Indeed. You'd only need one to connect something like a DVD player to the new TV. For an external aerial you just need the appropriate type of aerial cable.




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  # 955056 19-Dec-2013 19:52
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Ah yeah. The instruction manual says I need to connect one end of the antenna cable to the ANT 75 in the rear of the TV, and to plug the other end of the antenna cable into a desired antenna wall socket. It also says the antenna cable is not included. 

Sorry for not being very knowledgeable. So this is a different cable to a HDMI cable then?

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  # 955068 19-Dec-2013 20:04
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deadstar6: Ah yeah. The instruction manual says I need to connect one end of the antenna cable to the ANT 75 in the rear of the TV, and to plug the other end of the antenna cable into a desired antenna wall socket. It also says the antenna cable is not included. 

Sorry for not being very knowledgeable. So this is a different cable to a HDMI cable then?


Yep, image for your reference below. You are looking to buy (or get) the left cable below to be able to watch Freeview channels on your TV.







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  # 957412 26-Dec-2013 08:33
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Ah thanks guys! 

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  # 957417 26-Dec-2013 08:43
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bought a new tv - now what?

turn it on!




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  # 1079747 4-Jul-2014 08:35
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Hello everyone. Sorry to bring up an old thread! I kind of got busy and neglected the new TV. Yesterday I assembled it and connected it to the wall (but not the aerial) and the TV works and says no signal (obviously). How do I connect it to the aerial? I have a coax plug or something... the TV in the living room has a plug that goes down under the carpet. So what do I do to connect to the same aerial?

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  # 1079770 4-Jul-2014 09:24
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deadstar6: Hello everyone. Sorry to bring up an old thread! I kind of got busy and neglected the new TV. Yesterday I assembled it and connected it to the wall (but not the aerial) and the TV works and says no signal (obviously). How do I connect it to the aerial? I have a coax plug or something... the TV in the living room has a plug that goes down under the carpet. So what do I do to connect to the same aerial?


So you don't currently have an antenna wall outlet or cable in your bedroom?

Looks like you may need a splitter and more coax cable. You'll need to trace back the current cable from the main TV to see if it is a direct cable from the antenna or if there is already a splitter in circuit.

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  # 1079783 4-Jul-2014 09:52
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Do you have an Aerial or a Dish? You said earlier on you had a Freeview decoder box - Satellite or UHF?

Call in an expert.
They will sort it all out for you.




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  # 1080852 4-Jul-2014 11:49
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Yeah that might be the easiest thing to do! We have a UHF aerial which the TV in the living room uses. That TV has a freeview box whereas my new TV has freeview built in but I don't think that makes any difference, does it?

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  # 1080855 4-Jul-2014 11:52
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No, you just need to split the signal from your UHF aerial to go to both locations, then you will be away.

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