TV Aerial - confused


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Hi all,
I have an aerial in my loft which connects to a powered distribution box, all the Ariel cables to the TV's in the house hang off this. Pretty standard setup as far as I know.

We started to get picture break up however out of the blue so I went up the loft and redid the coax connector from the arial as it seemed a bit poorly done in the first place.

This didn't really help though, it stayed pretty much the same as before, so I thought I'd get one of those male/female connectors to bypass the box (to check if the box was on the way out) and connect the aerial directly to a single TV, but when I do this I get no signal on the TV.

Is there a reason an aerial connected directly wouldn't work?


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Just spotted this so you may have already resolved it, but I suspect that your distribution box also amplifies the incoming signal.

By bypassing it, the signal is too weak for the TV to use. So your distribution/booster box may need replacing if all the connections on all of the cables are OK.

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