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Can anyone EXACTLY how to split my telly signal back to my telly!? Lost with splitters. male 2 male, female 2 female etc etc! :) Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Can anyone EXACTLY how to split my telly signal back to my telly!? Lost with splitters. male 2 male, female 2 female etc etc! :)
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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I've just done this today - just run your main aerial feed to a 2 way splitter (1 female, 2 male connections) - then run two F/M cables from this - one to the PlayTV box - one to your TV.

Hopefully your signal will be strong enough to feed both without any problems. Mine seems fine.

The splitter I have used is this Type 2 version from Maplins - JM14Q - http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=955

It's the one on the right!

http://images.maplin.co.uk/full/jm13.jpg
#2
Mate, what a coincidence eh! Good lad trying to help me here! Here's a good site for you and the splitter i intend getting - free deliv too! Can you see what lead/s I need as quite a lot!?

No Maplin store near me so dear!

Nice to speak to someone that knows there stuff for a change!
#3
You will need to feed your existing aerial outlet, which will have a male end (that you used to put straight in the TV) to the splitter.

From the splitter you will need two M-F aerial cables - such as these - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerial-Female-Plated-Connectors-Quality/dp/B001KPRCCS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1243547125&sr=8-5

Not sure where the cheapest place would be to get it all from - probably fleabay or Amazon marketplace, if you can't get to a hardware/electronics store.

Best of luck :thumbsup:
#4
http://www.suttonelectric.co.uk/products-detail.asp?product=40

SORRY HERE'S THE SITE AND THE SPLITTER! DOH! CAN U SEE THE EXACT LEADS I NEED PLEASE PLEASE???? :)
#5
brj080402
http://www.suttonelectric.co.uk/products-detail.asp?product=40

SORRY HERE'S THE SITE AND THE SPLITTER! DOH! CAN U SEE THE EXACT LEADS I NEED PLEASE PLEASE???? :)


That makes more sense now :)

The splitter you are buying is actually different to mine. If that is the one you are using, you will need -

One M-F lead to go from your wall aerial socket to the splitter (assuming you have a wall socket?) - http://www.suttonelectric.co.uk/products-detail.asp?product=54

Two M-M flyleads to go from the splitter to your two appliances (TV and PlayTV) - http://www.suttonelectric.co.uk/products-detail.asp?product=53 (product image is incorrect, but title is correct)

Can you let me know what the site is like when you get your stuff? I have never heard of them before, and the prices seem very good. Thanks, Dan
#6
dancrawley
That makes more sense now :)

The splitter you are buying is actually different to mine. If that is the one you are using, you will need -

One M-F lead to go from your wall aerial socket to the splitter (assuming you have a wall socket?) - http://www.suttonelectric.co.uk/products-detail.asp?product=54

Two M-M flyleads to go from the splitter to your two appliances (TV and PlayTV) - http://www.suttonelectric.co.uk/products-detail.asp?product=53 (product image is incorrect, but title is correct)

Can you let me know what the site is like when you get your stuff? I have never heard of them before, and the prices seem very good. Thanks, Dan


Mmmmmmm, can you on there exactly what you have???? More confused now! :) My aerial is a lead from outside so no socket on wall! Do I just need 2 leads then??? And a splitter!

Rather worryingly just set the box up and my picture is worse and jumpy so if I split it will be worse eh? Think I need to play with the booster or go on the roof! :) Picture great when aerial went into the tv with builtin freeview no probs! AGH!
#7
brj080402
Mmmmmmm, can you on there exactly what you have???? More confused now! :) My aerial is a lead from outside so no socket on wall! Do I just need 2 leads then??? And a splitter!

Rather worryingly just set the box up and my picture is worse and jumpy so if I split it will be worse eh? Think I need to play with the booster or go on the roof! :) Picture great when aerial went into the tv with builtin freeview no probs! AGH!


If your Freeview signal is not very strong, it will only get weaker if you split it in two........

You are probably going to need a boosted splitter, such as..........

http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=33969 (SLX2B - L22AG)

...........be careful if you are heading out on the roof! You don't want to do a Rod Hull...........:whistling:
#8
dancrawley
If your Freeview signal is not very strong, it will only get weaker if you split it in two........

You are probably going to need a boosted splitter, such as..........

http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?moduleno=33969 (SLX2B - L22AG)

...........be careful if you are heading out on the roof! You don't want to do a Rod Hull...........:whistling:


:) scary price eh! i have a booster so think it's just been knocked by the bairn or something! for all it's going to cost think i'll just go with the splitter and leads but can you see the exact ones to get from Sutton's that you have???? Sorry about all this! :whistling:
#9
Suttons don't seem to do the same Splitter that I used (1F 2M) - only the type you linked to (1M 2F).

Go for item number 320370220008 on Fleabay - that is the spiltter you want - will cost you £1.98 including P&P

plus two of these from Suttons - http://www.suttonelectric.co.uk/products-detail.asp?product=55 (equivalent on fleabay will cost more than this)
#10
Right fathomed it out I think! If I go with the splitter I intended do I not need 2 M-F cables? Cause my telly took a male end(the aerial so the aerial will then use the M end of the splitter - that then leaves me 2 F ends on the splitter and M's on the playtv and telly???? The splitter if FF/M if you zoom closely at the picture!
#11
The splitter on Suttons accepts a female input - but your aerial cable has a male end. If you want to use that splitter, you will need a FF coax adaptor, or another FF cable. You can then use MM flyleads to go to your TV and Play box. The more cables/adaptors you are using though, the weaker your signal is going to get.

Best bet is to go with the items in post #10 :thumbsup:

All the best, Dan

(I'm off to play Battfield and then catch some zzzzzz)
#12
dancrawley
The splitter on Suttons accepts a female input - but your aerial cable has a male end. If you want to use that splitter, you will need a FF coax adaptor, or another FF cable. You can then use MM flyleads to go to your TV and Play box. The more cables/adaptors you are using though, the weaker your signal is going to get.

Best bet is to go with the items in post #10 :thumbsup:

All the best, Dan

(I'm off to play Battfield and then catch some zzzzzz)


Cheers again Dan, post 10 it is!

Downloaded Battlefield demo lately - pretty good! Playing GTA just now after completing COD4 and MGS. Don't u just love Sony! At times.... :)
#13
Cheers Dan, that's me all sorted now!
#14
Marvellous - glad you've got it all set up - hope your signal is OK after the spilt :thumbsup:

I'm loving the PlayTV myself - although the wife gets a bit annoyed with me rewinding the telly all the time (just because I can.........):-D
#15
dancrawley
Marvellous - glad you've got it all set up - hope your signal is OK after the spilt :thumbsup:

I'm loving the PlayTV myself - although the wife gets a bit annoyed with me rewinding the telly all the time (just because I can.........):-D


LOL, I'm lucky it's too technical for my wife! :) Signal ok once I played with my booster upstairs. Picture on the telly a bit worse but through the PS3 thanks to the upscaling it's bra!

You still need your tv remote to turn your telly on and off and change the volume eh????
#16
Yep - the upscaling is great - really makes a difference.

Happy TV watching/gaming anyways....................Dan :thumbsup:
#17
dancrawley
Yep - the upscaling is great - really makes a difference.

Happy TV watching/gaming anyways....................Dan :thumbsup:


Do you worry about leaving your ps3 on all the time????
#18
brj080402
Do you worry about leaving your ps3 on all the time????


tbh, I don't watch that much regular TV - the missus watches a hour or two of an evening, but if I am watching something, it is usually streaming from my PC to the PS3 anyway. With Play TV, everything is so much better than my inbuilt freeview, so it is worth switching it on for regular use.

I was worried about the extra power useage at first, as it is quite high compared to a DVD recorder, or PVR box, but figured I am better off just having one box to do it all.

There is some talk of PS3s overheating, and getting the 'yellow light of death', so I try to keep the vents clear of dust, and have made sure it has clearance at back and sides. I have also taken out a continuous play policy for it now. You can do it through the Sony website - costs £4.99 a month (through Domestic and General), and they will ship a new unit out to you within 2 days, if anything should go wrong with it. Figured it is worth a fiver a month to guarantee my media server/pvr/freeview/gaming console, especially as it is out of warranty.
#19
dancrawley
tbh, I don't watch that much regular TV - the missus watches a hour or two of an evening, but if I am watching something, it is usually streaming from my PC to the PS3 anyway. With Play TV, everything is so much better than my inbuilt freeview, so it is worth switching it on for regular use.

I was worried about the extra power useage at first, as it is quite high compared to a DVD recorder, or PVR box, but figured I am better off just having one box to do it all.

There is some talk of PS3s overheating, and getting the 'yellow light of death', so I try to keep the vents clear of dust, and have made sure it has clearance at back and sides. I have also taken out a continuous play policy for it now. You can do it through the Sony website - costs £4.99 a month (through Domestic and General), and they will ship a new unit out to you within 2 days, if anything should go wrong with it. Figured it is worth a fiver a month to guarantee my media server/pvr/freeview/gaming console, especially as it is out of warranty.


My wife's a tv addict so i'm worried!:) Continous play here i come! Cheers again Dan
#20
No worries - it is better to have the peace of mind I reckon.

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