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    Default Co-Axial Distribution. Some help please!

    Hi All,

    I have started purchasing all my cable etc for a new flat I am moving into, I have my cat5 and my speaker cable, got a 48 way patch panel, connectors crimpers etc, etc.

    So my first issue is the following.

    All the flats share an aerial, which is fed by a single coax into each flat, and in most cases this has a diplexer socket to give you a FM and TV aerial connection.

    My plan is to "re-route" this to my "Toy Cupboard" (Node Zero) and then split it to several rooms probably be six feeds, I am planning on using a distribution amp, is this the correct choice or should I use a splitter? (are splitters for cable / satalite?)

    Note - I will be using CT100 cable.
    Note - It is not an option for me to install my own antenna or satallite dish.


    My second issue is...

    I also plan on having NTL cable installed, (not allowed sky) again, I want this to feed several rooms probably 4 or 5 (not the full 6). I will be using CT100 cable is this ok? Should I use a splitter or a distribution amp?

    I will have the cable people install the NTL to the node zero.

    Do you have any other tips for me?

    Any advice would be most appreciated.

    Cheers

    Dan
    Cheers

    Dan

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    Default Re: Co-Axial Distribution. Some help please!

    You need a distribution amp. Here's mine...
    http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/image...cctvpc_mod.jpg
    (box on left is modulator to add CCTV channel)

    Presuming your NTL box has an RF loop through then you could watch it from any room if you do it like this...

    Aerial Coming into flat
    .
    NTL Box
    .
    Input of distribution amp
    .
    Outputs to TVs round the flat


    M.

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    Default Re: Co-Axial Distribution. Some help please!

    Thanks for that, so what are the splitter I see around for?

    the ones with dc pass thru

    Cheers

    Dan
    Cheers

    Dan

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    Default Re: Co-Axial Distribution. Some help please!

    Hi Again

    Could you also tell me how you modulator is connected into you distribution amp? Is it in series with the incomming aerial feed?

    Cheers

    Dan
    Cheers

    Dan

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    Default Re: Co-Axial Distribution. Some help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by danward79
    Thanks for that, so what are the splitter I see around for?

    the ones with dc pass thru

    Cheers

    Dan
    The splitters that are kicking around are mainly used splitting signals for very short cable runs.

    Originally used for Cable Tv distribution before the set top box and for some early satellite (analogue) signals it really would not help you with your requirement.

    As Mark said the only way you could add Cable Tv would be before the distribution amplifier as the basic amps you can purchase will not be designed to pass ther Cable TV return path signals. However this would limit you to only being able to watch the one channel that is being decoded by the set top box.

    Any modulator that you add to the system would have to be in series with the incomming aerial feed, much the same as any set top box.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Co-Axial Distribution. Some help please!

    Yep, Thanks
    Cheers

    Dan

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    Can you recommend any distribution amps?
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    Anything from Global, Triax, Antiferance, Labgear or Visions should be fine.
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    Thanks
    Cheers

    Dan

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