Found 6th Feb
Tried posting this in ASK,but kept booting me :-/

I have a TV aerial up in the loft & was wanting to know how/if I can run cables from it to the bedrooms for the TV's.

How would I be able to do this?

Only other option is getting an electrician in to add sockets in the bedroom & it's a little pricey that way.

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Move to the loft.

hole through ceilings, trunking down wall. run cables outside, drill hole through each room.
could be possible to run in cavity.

IIRC you'll need a signal booster and can spur off the cable in the attic. Then you can just run the cables through the ceiling, but unless you're happy with trunking or bare cables you'll still need to fit a fascia plate.

Personally I've got on of those 1byone antennas which stick to your wall, and in my top floor flat it's as good as the roof-mounted aerial, I can record HD with it.

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MrScotchBonnet

Move to the loft.


If the wife could move me to the loft she would :-(


shadey12

hole through ceilings, trunking down wall. run cables outside, drill hole … hole through ceilings, trunking down wall. run cables outside, drill hole through each room.could be possible to run in cavity.


I'm happy to drill holes in the ceiling,but I'm not sure what sort of Aerial I would need to plug in the 3 TV's.
The aerial only has one cable running from it to the TV in the living room,so how can i add more to the aerial or do I need a different aerial?

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gbmcginty

IIRC you'll need a signal booster and can spur off the cable in the … IIRC you'll need a signal booster and can spur off the cable in the attic. Then you can just run the cables through the ceiling, but unless you're happy with trunking or bare cables you'll still need to fit a fascia plate.Personally I've got on of those 1byone antennas which stick to your wall, and in my top floor flat it's as good as the roof-mounted aerial, I can record HD with it.


One of these & just stick it on the back of the TV?
ebay.co.uk/itm…760

You will need a 3 Way Indoor TV Aerial Splitter.

You can use the current TV aerial but it will be better to use 1 TV per aerial. If you have a plasterboard ceiling then push a screwdriver through to make a hole. Look first as there may be wood joist in the way. Push cable through hole. Self sticking trunking down wall to run cable through. Use you current aerial or get another aerial and suspended with string in loft pointing the right way. Fit connectors to the end of cable. Done... You will need. Scissors. Screwdriver. String. Aerial kit bought from diy store. Self sticking trunking from diy store.

We finally bit the bullet last week and had an aerial man out to install leads down from our roof through the loft to one bedroom and another to our kitchen so that TV's would play without constantly needing retuning, losing channels, cracking and popping, etc. He charged £150 to put two 'extra arms', (whatever they're called) to the main aerial outside on the roof and do whatever else necessary inside.
Those awful One for All indoor aerials were proving to be crap as we are so far away from the transmitter things.
I wish we'd saved ourselves the cost of those useless indoor things and just got a professional out from the start.
I can now get more channels on those TV's than ever we'd had before. Prior to getting this properly done, a vehicle only needed to pass by our house and the tv's would pixilate(!)
The tv in our lounge was already connected to the aerial on the roof and that has always been fine, it was just the others in other rooms.

Have put cables from loft aerials in three bedrooms by cutting channels down the walls to where the TV's are(check theres no mains cable there) then chisseld wall to fit aerial connection box.Messy but the neatest after filling and repainting.
WheresMeNuts... tried myself to Ask a question twice and nothing happened is that what happened to you?
Edited by: "morrig" 6th Feb

This would depend on how your home is setup and where you want the cables. You need somewhere to plug a TV signal amplifer/splitter in so it needs to be located near a mains socket and this needs to be connected to the aerial input and tv outputs. Aerial cables are pretty safe to run and will be fine around hot/cold/humid environments as well.
You can run these cables in wall, underfloors, under carpet etc. I'm not a big fan of running cables in the cavity as I myself would probably end up bridging the cavity by accident and getting damp

Connect one of these to aerial cable and then run new cables to the other tv's.
screwfix.com/p/4…265

directly connected to the aerial in the loft is tidiest but for ease you could just connect to main feed from aerial in the house and then a cable from it to the other rooms. Signal loft with these is very minimal, If you signal is strong you shouldn't get any loss of channels or quality.
Edited by: "Uridium" 6th Feb

Original Poster

Thanks guys for the info.
I've decided to buy a couple of these and will post back next week with results.

amazon.co.uk/1by…one

WheresMeNuts

Thanks guys for the info.I've decided to buy a couple of these and will … Thanks guys for the info.I've decided to buy a couple of these and will post back next week with results.https://www.amazon.co.uk/1byone-Excellent-Performance-Digital-Freeview/dp/B00KV9C8LY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1486397396&sr=8-3&keywords=1byone



I guess it depends on signal strength but these are just indoor low gain tv aerials

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kester76

I guess it depends on signal strength but these are just indoor low gain … I guess it depends on signal strength but these are just indoor low gain tv aerials

Reviews are very good & the guy above said he can record HD with it :-)

WheresMeNuts

Reviews are very good & the guy above said he can record HD with it :-)


Depends on how good a signal you get from the main mast. I use to get a perfect signal just with an aerial cable and no antenna, then the BBC cut the mast size down and I got sweet fa and every loft aerial on our estate was useless
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