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Topic # 201925 10-Sep-2016 08:31
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Hi, my first post so hope this is ok and not too much rambling.

 

So....we had old sky on tv in lounge and this was split into tv in main bedroom. We also have sky on tv in basement and freeview on bedroom downstairs. Both the tv in the lounge and tv in the bedroom downstairs have freeview 'inside' of them - Sony Bravia. The tv in the main bedroom doesn't hence the splitter which worked perfectly through sky box. There is still a 4 way splitter in tv in lounge.

 

We have now had sky disconnected on tv in lounge and are running freeview through the tv. Since the sky box has gone I cant figure out how to get freeview into main bedroom. The sky guy told me to buy a 2 way splitter which I did but I can't figure out all the cabling, especially the one from the back of the tv which doesn't have a 'spikey' connector. I realise that we will have to watch what the main tv is watching.

 

I am currently trying to figure out how to put photos up as I am not allowed to post links...cry

 

 


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  Reply # 1626856 10-Sep-2016 08:44
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Irrespective of what the Sky person told you, modern TVs with DVB-T tuners don't output any type of analog signal that your old TV can use with its PAL tuner.

 

P.S. Samsung make some nice entry level UHD models.





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  Reply # 1626863 10-Sep-2016 09:08
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So in simple terms, this is what I think you are wanting to do;

 

So the cable from the aerial comes out and connects to your TV A and you want to also have your TV B share the same aerial lead. 

 

What you need to do is get a splitter for the cable that the aerial comes out to TV A on and split off one feed to TV A and the other to TV B. 

 

This is what I think you might be needing  http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/satellite-terrestrial-splitter-p-55.html

 

Given you have a lot of TVs sharing the same aerial you may also need one of these at the aerial itself (say if quality of reception across some TVs is poorer with the added TV B to the mix).  http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/kingray-mda20u-ultra-noise-digital-mast-head-distribution-amplifier-p-672.html

 

 

 

Where in NZ are you?

 

 p.s. welcome to geekzone ! 

 

 


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  Reply # 1626864 10-Sep-2016 09:11
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Not sure how the cabling is set up throughout your house from the description, but basically you need to attach the single "input" end of the splitter towards the aerial and the multiple "output" ends towards each of the TVs.

The "spikey" connector is an f-connector, and you can get a small screw on end that will convert it into the type of plug on your TV.

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  Reply # 1626866 10-Sep-2016 09:17
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Actually, sorry. I just figured out that your TV B (in bedroom ) isnt freeview capable. 

 

In that case your stuck. BUT you can get one of these....

 

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/stereo-audio-and-video-rf-modulator/p/LM3880

 

 

 

What you need to do use RCA plugs (yellow,red,white ones) and connect your TV (if it has these on the back) and then to this unit (link above). Then from that unit to the cable that goes to the bedroom.  You will then only be able to watch what is on the main TV (TV A ) in the bedroom (TV B).

 

Or simply look out for a 26-32 lcd panel with freeview... new ones are sub $500 these days on special ! 


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  Reply # 1626872 10-Sep-2016 09:36
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Goosey:

 

Or simply look out for a 26-32 lcd panel with freeview... new ones are sub $500 these days on special ! 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I'd go forward instead of trying to recreate the past.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1626873 10-Sep-2016 09:36
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motzie:

 

Both the tv in the lounge and tv in the bedroom downstairs have freeview 'inside' of them - Sony Bravia. The tv in the main bedroom doesn't hence the splitter which worked perfectly through sky box. There is still a 4 way splitter in tv in lounge.

 

 

 

 

You can't get Freeview on the main bedroom TV which has no digital tuner unless you get a Set Top Box which needs to be connected to a UHF antenna or to your Sky Dish if you get a Freeview Sat box. Alternatively get a modulator to run from the lounge TV A/V out to the bedroom TV in which case you can only watch what is on the lounge TV and it will be a crappy analogue SD picture. Simplest solution is just buy a new cheap Freeview TV for the bedroom and connect to your UHF antenna with a splitter.




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Reply # 1626878 10-Sep-2016 09:49
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Thanks everyone for your replies. It looks like new freeview tv is the way to go! 


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