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Topic # 30553 12-Feb-2009 15:16
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What aerial feed connections do the iDTV's usually have?

Do they have the standard belling lee/PAL or a female F connector (like a sky decoder)?




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  Reply # 195554 12-Feb-2009 15:27
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JimmyLizar: What aerial feed connections do the iDTV's usually have?

Do they have the standard belling lee/PAL or a female F connector (like a sky decoder)?


My parents have a Panasonic and it has a single belling lee connector.  I've seen one on Australia that has separate feeds for analogue and digital on the TV.

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  Reply # 195578 12-Feb-2009 17:23
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Belling lee. This is the requirement for all TV's and STB's but shouldn't be used anywhere else (such as wall plates or splitters) due to it's poor RF properties.






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  Reply # 195625 12-Feb-2009 20:57
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It seems daft that you use F connectors everywhere to get the best quality signal and then at the last stage use a connection that is known to cause problems.

"The IEC-169-2 (aka Belling-Lee or PAL) connector is recognized as a source of signal distortion and has become a particular concern with digital signal reception, specifically UHF HDTV" - Wikipedia

What is so hard about putting a female F connector on the back of a TV, after all most set top boxes have them.




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  Reply # 195637 12-Feb-2009 22:00
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Thank our standards commities for that, in the US Fconnectors are the norm, Bellinglee is not even known. However our standards state Bellinglee. That said, in all homes I cable I normally use Fcon in all connections Lband or V/UHF, I just need to ensure I leavel Fcon>Bellinlee fly leads for users to connect otherwise I get irrate phone calls.

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