Splitting a Sky or Freeview signal?

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  1. uczmeg

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    Hi,

    My firends pub wants to take a digital signal to 4 TV sets.

    Logistically it will be difficult to have 4 individual cable runs (and 4 aerials?), so what happens if you try and split a digital signal down 2 cables? Is it possible or is signal loss too great?

    Do boosters do anything with a digital signal?

    As yet we're undecided as to go with a Freeview aerial or a Sky mini dish.

    A big part of the decision will of course be made by whatever the situation with a Sky box and getting the free to air channels out of it is. Can anyone tell me?

    Any help appreciated.

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    Easy one aerial with either power splitter to 4 boxes or daisy chain 4 boxes on one lead.

    I run 3 DTTV devices serially
     
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    Thanks Martin.

    Sorry for sounding dumb, but...

    Power splitter? Is this like a booster?

    Daisy chain? Without a box nearby I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean take the aerial out that would normally go into the TV and put it into the next box and repeat?

    What kind of a distance do you have between each box?

    Is there a preferred cable for doing this is is normal aerial coax fine?

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    Powered Splitter is a booster with multi outlets - then each to one box, ask your local installer

    Daisy chaining is out of one box and into the next.

    length depends on the layout - but the longer the cable the worse the signal strength

    CT100 coax
     

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