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Loft aerials | Installing
Thursday 29 September 2011 12:46PM
Halesowen

I live at Iverley Road, Halesowen, West Midlands. All the info I can gather states that the signals received here will be in the Vertical Polarity. I'm testing a Triax 52 aerial in the loft and all the signals I can receive are coming from a Horizontal polarity. What would be the compass bearing to the Brierley Hill transmitter? Am I doing something wrong?

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Loft aerials | Installing
Saturday 8 October 2011 5:10AM
Halesowen

Hi. I am setting up a new cabling system.I have an aerial in the loft, very strong signal and quality, with a feed to 3 TV's and a PC. I also have a feed into the loft from Virgin+ box, via a modulator. I use an old sender to change channels. How do I send both signals to all the feeds. What kind of box will do it, or can I use some sort of splitter at some point in the system. I will be moving to Sky in the future and I am aware that each TV will need a magic eye and that this will change channel to all TV's. Many thanks in advance.

Ian

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Loft aerials | Installing
Sunday 9 October 2011 9:19AM
Halesowen

Cheers jb38. The old sender is just a video sender. I'm using it just for the ability to switch channels from the bedroom, on the V+ box in the living room.

The aerial at the moment is only feeding the downstairs TV. TV in our bedroom is being fed from the modulator. The new system is hoping to feed all the extra TV's (not yet installed).

I now realise that I can take the feed from the aerial and connect this directly into the modulator, which will combine both the aerial and V+ box. When I get sky, I can just remove the modulator.

Thanks for info on splitter. Will purchase one with the DC bypass. That's the key bit of info I needed. Was unaware that you could do this. Thought I may have to buy an amp, which presumably, I may still have to, but the £3 splitter is first option to try.

Many thanks again... Ian.

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