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TV Aerial help please. Anyone know about Digital TV?

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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
I have just bought a new roof aerial to replace an old dead one and the kit includes a reel of 'Digital' Co-ax Cable. Do I need to replace all the existing cable as well that runs from roof aerial to a splitter in the loft and then to all the rooms in the house? Is digital co-ax cable necessary or can the existing ordinary co-ax be used?
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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
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#1
its total rubbish, you will be fine with your old cable
#2
Depends how good ya existing cable is but I wouldn't bother replacing it unless you have to.

I did use satilite double sheilded coax when I did mine but was replacing the cable anyway.

Basically try it with the cable you have and if ya have problems then change.
#3
is ti air-flux or solid core digital cable that you have ?

the solid core is much better than the old air-flux stuff ... if that's the case then i'd swap it out
#4
arcangel111
is ti air-flux or solid core digital cable that you have ?

the solid core is much better than the old air-flux stuff ... if that's the case then i'd swap it out
Could you explain what that means in layman's terms?
#5
look at the end of "airflux" the inner core looks like an X with the copper wire down the middle ...

the digital cable is a solid white plastic core
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Coaxial_cable_cutaway.svg/300px-Coaxial_cable_cutaway.svg.png

what it does "basically" is the keep all the signal going down the copper wire rather than with the airflux which lets the signal "bounce" around down the cable
#6
Copper stick or bendy wire, lol.
#7
Digital aerials aren't a scam but in most cases you can get a sufficient signal from a standard aerial. I managed to get 80% of the Freeview channels in my house on the top of a big hill with a portable loop aerial. :p

In most cases a standard aerial will be fine but in some a better aerial may be needed thats all.

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