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 Post subject: Wireless TV senders
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:52 pm 
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Does anyone have any experience of wireless TV signal senders and receivers?

Here's the current set up. I have a normal (old pre-digital) TV aerial on the chimney of our bungalow with a lead going from it to a signal booster/splitter in the loft. From there I have feeds to TV's in the living room, bedroom and conservatory.

And here's the problem. Last winter I noticed that the living room TV would sometimes pixelate and freeze on certain groups of Freeview channels (presumably on the same multiplex) usually at night. I was putting this down to the weather or the wind blowing the tall poplar trees across the road between us and the Winter Hill transmitter, but then the problem went away in the spring so I forgot about it.

This past week or so the problem has returned and I've realised something about it. The conservatory and bedroom TV's are completely unaffected when in their own rooms, it's just the living room TV, and when I moved the conservatory TV into the living room that one pixelated and froze too. So I'm now looking at the cable from the booster to the living room TV. This TV aerial cable actually travels down the wall of the living room inside a clip on cover with the central heating pipes to the radiator and then around the room under the carpet to the other corner. I'm thinking that the cable has degraded over time and when the heating is on (which until this week it hasn't been since spring) the heat is now causing the signal loss.

So ok, just replace the cable from the booster to the living room. Unfortunately, since we had the dormer extension put on 18 months ago I have absolutely no access to the route this cable takes within what used to be the loft space and no alternative route to run a new one without ripping down ceilings or at least covings.

What I'm looking for is a wireless solution. Something I could plug into the booster in the loft (mains power available up there) to transmit and into the living room TV to receive which will completely take the place of the existing cable.

I've seen various bits of kit on Amazon and the like which allow you to share one Sky box with multiple TV's and change channels etc. I don't need to do this, I'll still be changing channels on the TV itself, I just need to bring my TV aerial from the loft to the living room without a cable.


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as far as i know senders only send a chanel eg bbc1 but not sure

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Buy a WiFi tv :wink:

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Didn't think the Internet based smart TV 's could receive the Free view channels without an aerial connection.


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No good asking me pete.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu ... 10214623:s


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Inky Pete, I am not saying it can't be done, I am just saying never heard of it, which is why you can't find it. :mrgreen:
I am thinking that you would need a transmitter in the loft and then an aerial on the TV, because you would infact be "broadcasting" you may need a licence ? (I do not know)

But back to your problem.

Can you not use the existing cable as a draw wire for the places you can not access? or have you clipped it in those places?

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I believe the wifi Tv comment is tongue in cheek.

They can "go on the net" with no problem, but can not receive a TV signal without an aerial connection.

The ad blurb wrote:
whether you're using your aerial or satellite connection.

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someone-else wrote:

I believe the wifi Tv comment is tongue in cheek.



I don't believe it was. :lol:

I have no reason to belive a tv couldn't connect to my WiFi.


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A quick google.

http://techchannel.radioshack.com/conne ... -2131.html


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yes you can watch catchup on line with a "box"
i have a google chromecast £27 works off the internet
select the program from i player on your phone and cast to the tv
the tv then watches the program and you can then use the phone as normal
only bbc and a few other back it up at present

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Far as I can see BA you can connect the tv direct to the computer via wifi, and I certainly cannot see any reason why not if its part of your package, in my case Virgin media.



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the arieal is only for the freeveiw channels
all other channel choices are either online [catchup tv] or subscription [pay for via satalite or cable]
most pay for will include the freeveiw without an aeriel

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Gentlemen. I would like to point out that Inky Pete is wanting to be able to watch "live TV" not "catch up" TV.

Could be worse, could be "live Tv"


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you can watch live tv [well delayed by a few seconds] on line but at the cost off your on line limits

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big-all wrote:
you can watch live tv [well delayed by a few seconds] on line but at the cost off your on line limits



How? (I don't not believe you, just not heard of it, link please) But that is not what Inky Pete wants, and as you said it would use his BB allowance, where as doing what he wants will not use any BB allowance. (And It would also mean buying a new TV that can accept a WiFi signal or a TV with a USB port in order to accept a dongle / device to be able to "stream". He can't use an Ethernet cable to plug his tv in, as that would mean running a cable.)

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big-all wrote:
you can watch live tv [well delayed by a few seconds] on line but at the cost off your on line limits



How? (I don't not believe you, just not heard of it, link please) But that is not what Inky Pete wants, and as you said it would use his BB allowance, where as doing what he wants will not use any BB allowance. (And It would also mean buying a new TV that can accept a WiFi signal or a TV with a USB port in order to accept a dongle / device to be able to "stream". He can't use an Ethernet cable to plug his tv in, as that would mean running a cable.)


http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone

if that doesnt work go to bbc iplayer and select bbc1 or any other channel
and yes you still need a tv licence to veiw "LIVE" TV

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