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Freeview Aerials

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by raygf, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. raygf

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    I have three rooms in which I would like to have TVs either using Freeview or analogue. Is it possible to run one aerial cable, to the three TV sockets in series or should each socket have a separate aerial cable from a distribution point at the actual aerial?
     
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    I would think that a booster box with 3 out puts would be better than running them in series. You will have less signal degredation from a booster in my opinion. If you run them in series and all the Tvs are on at the same time, i would have thought that the last TV in the line would get a very poor signal :)
    I could be wrong though.

    Dave.
     
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    Cascading was the original way of feeding multiple tv outlets but it took smoe maths to work out levels and losses.

    Nowadays it is a starwired topology that is used, bringing the individual outlet back to a central location and using a 3 way amplifier.

    Most modern amps are designed to pass freeview now, although your aerial and cable feed may need replacing.

    Chris
     

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