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Freesat cable question

daveb975

Distinguished Member
I am currently burying some cables in a conduit in my wall. I will buy a Freesat enabled plasma soon (PZ81), and was wondering what extra cables I will need to use.

I have already put in an optical cable to carry the sound from the TV to my amp, but what bout the satellite connection?

I have a standard aerial lead (for Freeview tuners) in there already - can this be used/converted or will I need something else.

Any advice appreciated.
 

Night Watchman

Standard Member
Since this is going to be a permanent installation I would suggest that you buy dedicated high quality low-loss satellite antenna cable and don't just use standard aerial coax cable (suitable for Freeview). It may be a few pence more but it is less subject to interference and signal loss. Suggest you might as well install either a double cable or two seperate ones whilst you are at it in case you upgrade to a PVR at a later stage. Check out the web for quality cable suppliers/manufacturers. :thumbsup:

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covdude

Banned
hier

what about the cable that comes with freesat installation ??

They may not run it through your conduit i know and im not sure to there quality either.

vmt

steve
 

daveb975

Distinguished Member
Since this is going to be a permanent installation I would suggest that you buy dedicated high quality low-loss satellite antenna cable and don't just use standard aerial coax cable (suitable for Freeview). It may be a few pence more but it is less subject to interference and signal loss. Suggest you might as well install either a double cable or two seperate ones whilst you are at it in case you upgrade to a PVR at a later stage. Check out the web for quality cable suppliers/manufacturers. :thumbsup:


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Thanks. I always use the satellite cable for all of my aerial leads anyway, but are the terminations any different for Freesat - my cables have got the standard aerial plug on them
 
F

folkie

Guest
You'll need f-type connectors at both the dish end and at the TV end. I have the 50" Panny with built in Freesat and it takes a direct f-plug input.
 

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