CABLE TV

I have cable tv connected to one room and would like to also view it in another. Would this be acheived simply by buying a cable and connecting from the tv in one room to the tv in another? If so what is the description of the cable i would need to give the bloke at the electrical shop for him to know what i am after. Also, would the cable simply plug into the back of both tv's (there are video recorders connected to both tv's in case this complicates things). As you may guess i'm the sort of person who needs help to plug something in every time i buy a household electrical item.
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Do you want to watch the same program in both rooms, or different channels?
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You really need two receiver boxes if you wish to watch separate channels on each TV. One receiver box can only supplies one TV channel at a time.
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I realise i would need to watch the same channel in the second room and even need to change the cable channel from the first room. This doesn't matter to me, i just want to 'connect' the two tv's so that i can view cable tv in both rooms.
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A suitable scart cable will allow this, but since you've already got VCRs etc I doubt you'll have spare outputs. So you'll need one of the multiple scart boxes available from Maplin etc. A long scart cable might be a problem, though. But you could make one if you can solder. You only need to use one video co-ax and two for the audio - you don't need to wire up all the pins.
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would need to watch the same channel in the second room

To watch the same channel and not remotely remote control (?) the box all you need is standard TV aerial COAX. Cheap and easy to get, maybe you're already running some from your aerial to both TVs, just put it in the "in" on your cable box and out the "out" to your second (or both) TVs.
Not the bee's knees in picture quality, and no good for Dolby Digital sound but generally perfectly adequate for a second TV.
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snipped-for-privacy@hsbc.com (Steve Barnes) wrote in

Most cable boxes will have an RF out, the connector the same as the back of your tv for the aerial.
You should be able to split this and run a cable to your TV and one to the other room. You may not even be using this if your cable is connected by a scart lea in which case you could run direct from the back of your Cable box to the other room.
Alternatively you could invest in a digisender which will wirelessly transmit the pictres to the other TV, which would need a scart socket, and allow you to use the remote to change the channels in the other room, although you would only be able to watch the same channel on both TV's. This will set you back about 120 to get one that will work for Cable boxes though, especially if you are NTL.
Let me know if you need some more info, Cable supplier would help and the make of your cable box. Look on the bottom.
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