I'm in the process of recabling my house for terrestial TV as well as
Sky and need some advice/recommendations for the setup.
I'd like to keep everything as tidy as possible and so am considering
using a face plate with two sockets - one for an aerial type connection
and the other for the satellite connection. I had a look at Maplin and
can see a couple of possibilities that I assume will do:
Is it worth going for the second one, a screened face plate? Exactly
what does screening do? Will I have to have special cable to use it or
is there any special way that I have to wire?
Also, how do the external satellite and aerial cables connect to the
face plate? Do they have to be terminated in a particular way? And what
about the internal leads connecting the sockets on the face plate to
the TV and satellite receiver - do they have to be male/male,
male/female or some
other odd combination of terminators.
Finally, is it worth getting a decent quality low-loss aerial cable
reel to connect the external TV aerial to the face plate, or will
standard coaxial cable be good enough?