Quality Coax connectors and coupler?

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  1. Nyle

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    Hi, on the TV upstairs I have a small amount of coax cable coming in from the aerial on the roof, then I have a coupler connected to another coax cable to running to the TV. However the connectors are of poor quality (mainly the part that grips the cable) so it is very loose. Also the coupler is poor quality. Could anyone tell me where to get some good quality, secure connectors and a decent coupler, or alternatively a better solution? Thanks.
     
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    F-connectors, see here. :)
     
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    Thanks, that's exactly the sort of thing that I'm looking for. The p&p is £8.00 online (it says it's cheaper if you order by phone). I won't pay £8.00 delivery for something costing £3.25... I'll have to call and see how much it'll cost.
     
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    They're widely available; the average chain store will probably have them in prepackaged form overpriced, but they'll usually have a few lying around for instore use or if they also do installation work & you'll get them for a few pence if you ask nicely ...
     
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    All the one's I've seen in stores are the cheap kind, the kind that I've got (the kind that come with the cheap white coax cable).
     
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    After having a second look it appears that those connectors are different. This might seem like a silly question, but does the F connector simply plug into the same port on my TV that the coax cable does?
     
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    They won't plug into your tv, thought you just wanted to join cables.
     
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    Yeah, I do. I'm sorry I'm not quite with it today. I've already got one with a decent enough connection plugged into the TV.
     

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