I'm in the process of converting a large house in to three flats and
need to know how to go about fitting the TV ariel (which will be roof
Do I need three seperate ariels, or just one with some kind of split
cabling and booster system?
An explanation/drawing of how the cabling works if it is the latter
would be very helpful.
Thanks in advance,
| I'm in the process of converting a large house in to three flats
| and need to know how to go about fitting the TV ariel (which will
| be roof mounted).
| Do I need three seperate ariels, or just one with some kind of
| split cabling and booster system?
| An explanation/drawing of how the cabling works if it is the
| latter would be very helpful.
You use a TV aerial and a booster amp with 3 (usually 4) outputs. Each
output goes to one TV socket.
Regardless of which 'group' TV aerial you need for your local transmitter,
you might want to fit a wideband aerial to allow for Freeview/Digital
Terrestrial channels moving all over the place in the near-ish future.
Many flats are putting the door entry CCTV camera onto the TV distribution
system as it's cheaper than providing video entry phone handsets for all the
Incidentally, you can get satellite dishes with a 4-output LNB so you could
provide a satellite feed to each flat quite cheaply too, and avoid future
tenants putting their own dishes all over the property. NB This is not the
same as a Quattro output, which is designed for use with a Multiswitch for
If you want door entry system wiring diagrams see www.bstl.co.uk and buy the
stuff from www.safelink.co.uk
chris firstname.lastname@example.org (ChrisD) wrote in message
Either will work fine. One aerial costs less than 3. The use of an
amplifier splitter rather than a passiv splitter will often improve
the picture quality, though not always.
The question I dont know the answer to is what are the legal
complications when a shared system goes faulty.
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