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    Extending digital external TV Aerial- silly question perhaps?

    Sorry in advance if this is silly.. but just wanted to find out...

    After a housefire earlier this year ( :-( ) we are taking the opportunity in the renovation to 'change the living room around a bit', and in doing this i need to extend our Virgin media and external digital TV aerial cables about 5m.

    For the virgin media cable, i guess ill just have a lookie on ebay for a 5m extension kit.
    For the digital aerial antenna cable, do i need a special digital cable, or is it essentially the same coaxial cable that you would use with any other analogue tv aerial extension stuffs?

    Much appreciated

    Dave

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    Original Poster

    orig

    this will do to extend you're existing cable, will screw … this will do to extend you're existing cable, will screw togetherhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5m-GOLD-VIRGIN-MEDIA-SKY-TV-BROADBAND-EXTENSION-CABLE-WHITE-FOR-TIVO-SUPERHUB-/301943768380?hash=item464d40453c:g:08sAAOSwZAtXI7yz



    Thank you for the link there, but it appears the seller has removed the listing.

    just type virgin tivo extension 5m into ebay it was £2.99 free delivery

    FTOdude170

    Thank you for the link there, but it appears the seller has removed the … Thank you for the link there, but it appears the seller has removed the listing.


    here is the eBay item number:261941856423

    Original Poster

    lovely thanks.

    do you have any idea about the tv aerial extension?

    FTOdude170

    lovely thanks.do you have any idea about the tv aerial extension?


    i got a 100 metre roll from cpc with free delivery £9 odds, depends on the length you need and you will need connectors for your freeview tv's
    cpc.farnell.com/pro…172

    In Wilko you can cut aerial cable to length.

    Original Poster

    thanks for the info guys.. but im still missing the elusive answer to my question... is it the same aerial cable for digital as it is for analogue?

    FTOdude170

    thanks for the info guys.. but im still missing the elusive answer to my … thanks for the info guys.. but im still missing the elusive answer to my question... is it the same aerial cable for digital as it is for analogue?


    yeah rg6 cable does both

    Original Poster

    is rg6 cable different to RF?

    ebay.co.uk/itm…944?var=&hash=item2a72dc1750:m:m-w91ekp1OmLC1hyb4wHBVQ

    Don't buy that cable as it's copper coated steel. You want a pure copper core/conductor and shield. There's a reason why the cable is 3x the price or the steel/aluminium rubbish.

    Obviously don't buy 100m of the stuff though
    cpc.farnell.com/pro…838

    Original Poster

    kester76

    Don't buy that cable as it's copper coated steel. You want a pure copper … Don't buy that cable as it's copper coated steel. You want a pure copper core/conductor and shield. There's a reason why the cable is 3x the price or the steel/aluminium rubbish.Obviously don't buy 100m of the stuff though :)http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-power/rg6cub100m/rg6u-coaxial-cable-copper-black/dp/CB14838



    Thanks very much for the advice. its only to run the internet to the superhub. i hate to sound like someone who cant do anything for himself.. but really just looking for a 5m cable ready to go without any 'building' needed. if im searching ebay for this super sexy cable type, what would i be using to ensure that it is copper core and sheild?

    kester76

    Don't buy that cable as it's copper coated steel. You want a pure copper … Don't buy that cable as it's copper coated steel. You want a pure copper core/conductor and shield. There's a reason why the cable is 3x the price or the steel/aluminium rubbish.Obviously don't buy 100m of the stuff though :)http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-power/rg6cub100m/rg6u-coaxial-cable-copper-black/dp/CB14838


    works excellent for small runs, maybe check the reviews if you've never used it

    Virgin connectors are just f plugs. You can make f plug leads up yourself as no special tools or skills needed, but I would buy ready made. B&Q sell what you need and you can look first. Buy ready made leads. 1 with tv push fit both ends 5m and in the packet section you will find a packet with a female push fit joiner with 2 male ends as you will need one male to attached to the existing TV lead.. Fittings are £2.49 if I remember..... For virgin buy a F plug to F plug 5m lead. Then In packets you will need 1 female screw f plug joiner to attach to virgin cable. When fitted put a little tape around joints.. Electric insulation tape also at store. £1 or less. Screwfix sell all you need to but the joiners are sold in packs of 10...

    orig

    works excellent for small runs, maybe check the reviews if you've never … works excellent for small runs, maybe check the reviews if you've never used it


    I know but he's using it for internet as well which could introduce issues. I've been stung with CCA before and I quickly came round to the idea that it's better to pay that little extra for a short run of good cable than buy a massive run of cheap cable

    kester76

    I know but he's using it for internet as well which could introduce … I know but he's using it for internet as well which could introduce issues. I've been stung with CCA before and I quickly came round to the idea that it's better to pay that little extra for a short run of good cable than buy a massive run of cheap cable


    true, i only paid a tenner for the 100m and was just for freeview hd and freesat, works for me
    maybe the webro wf100 would suit him better unless you know of a better make

    orig

    true, i only paid a tenner for the 100m and was just for freeview hd and … true, i only paid a tenner for the 100m and was just for freeview hd and freesat, works for me :Dmaybe the webro wf100 would suit him better unless you know of a better make



    ​I wouldn't bother with brands, just go for a pure copper cable. I've still got a load in the garage from 10 years ago when I bought a 30m run. 100m is a lot of cable
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