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    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 28th Nov 17, 2:48 PM
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    Connecting 2 TVs through 1 aerial
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    • 28th Nov 17, 2:48 PM
    Connecting 2 TVs through 1 aerial 28th Nov 17 at 2:48 PM
    Hi, mother has a TV in the living room of her flat through a standard aerial socket in the wall. I've got her a little TV for her bedroom but I don't know how to connect it to the aerial. I bought this but the connectors are wrong:

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/1083514

    How can I do this? The aerial is like this



    The back of the TVs is like this





    As you can probably tell I have no idea what I'm doing. Help! Thanks in advance.
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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 28th Nov 17, 3:07 PM
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    If she's in a decent coverage area would a small TV indoor aerial work? Saves having trailing wires everywhere.
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 28th Nov 17, 3:10 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:10 PM
    Hi Colin

    Tried that with the main TV when she moved in and didn't work (tried the indoor aerial with the new TV today and didn't work either). Others in the building have the same issue.
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 28th Nov 17, 3:17 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:17 PM
    Hi, mother has a TV in the living room of her flat through a standard aerial socket in the wall. I've got her a little TV for her bedroom but I don't know how to connect it to the aerial. I bought this but the connectors are wrong:

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/1083514

    How can I do this? The aerial is like this



    The back of the TVs is like this





    As you can probably tell I have no idea what I'm doing. Help! Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by civil12345
    You will need to change the sex of the input to the splitter with one of these

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TV-Aerial-Cable-Coupler-Adapter-Femal-to-Femal-Joiner-RF-Coaxial-Coax-Barrel/152585664044?hash=item2386d0762c:g:Io8AAOSwOMdZQXQ V

    This will then connect the splitter to your socket on the wall. You will need a new cable from the splitter to the existing TV. One of these will do

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-5-Metre-1-5M-Black-RF-TV-Aerial-Lead-Cable-Male-to-Male-Coax-Coaxial-1M/400652463447?hash=item5d48bf6d57:g:qbAAAMXQVERS4p5 ~

    You will also need another cable the same to connect the socket on the end of the extension cable to your bedroom TV.

    Hope that's clear.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 28th Nov 17, 3:17 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:17 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:17 PM
    Hi Colin

    Tried that with the main TV when she moved in and didn't work (tried the indoor aerial with the new TV today and didn't work either). Others in the building have the same issue.
    Originally posted by civil12345
    From what I can see of the kit from Argos I think you've got everything you need.

    The Y piece plugs into the wall socket using the female to female connector that's shown in the 3rd picture, the big TV will plug straight into the Y piece using the existing cable and you'll need to make a long fly lead out of the cable and the 2 male connectors to plug in the small TV in the bedroom.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 28th Nov 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:19 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:19 PM
    You will need to change the sex of the input to the splitter with one of these

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TV-Aerial-Cable-Coupler-Adapter-Femal-to-Femal-Joiner-RF-Coaxial-Coax-Barrel/152585664044?hash=item2386d0762c:g:Io8AAOSwOMdZQXQ V

    This will then connect the splitter to your socket on the wall. You will need a new cable from the splitter to the existing TV. One of these will do

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-5-Metre-1-5M-Black-RF-TV-Aerial-Lead-Cable-Male-to-Male-Coax-Coaxial-1M/400652463447?hash=item5d48bf6d57:g:qbAAAMXQVERS4p5 ~

    You will also need another cable the same to connect the socket on the end of the extension cable to your bedroom TV.

    Hope that's clear.
    Originally posted by Mister G
    You just beat me, but I think they've got all of that already.
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 28th Nov 17, 3:20 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:20 PM
    From what I can see of the kit from Argos I think you've got everything you need.

    The Y piece plugs into the wall socket using the female to female connector that's shown in the 3rd picture, the big TV will plug straight into the Y piece using the existing cable and you'll need to make a long fly lead out of the cable and the 2 male connectors to plug in the small TV in the bedroom.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    Except that's not a female connector!
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 28th Nov 17, 3:21 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:21 PM
    Except that's not a female connector!
    Originally posted by Mister G
    The 3rd picture shows a female to female pass through adaptor.
    • Buzby
    • By Buzby 28th Nov 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:24 PM
    The wall socket is part of a Communal aerial system - if others complain they cannot get it to work, it may be faulty or unpowered in the attic. Before spending more money, you need to establish whether the communal system is connected to something useful.
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 28th Nov 17, 3:31 PM
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    The 3rd picture shows a female to female pass through adaptor.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe
    Ah! Missed the third Argos picture.

    I think that they are still going to be short of male coax plugs.

    The existing cable to the main TV will now have the wrong sex connector for the new splitter.

    They could, of course, just use one of these on it

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-TV-Aerial-Cable-Coupler-Adapter-Male-to-Plug-Joiner-RF-Coaxial-Coax-Barrel/332417830778?epid=1410860647&hash=item4d65a58f7a:g :SeUAAOxyx-BSb297
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 28th Nov 17, 3:34 PM
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    The wall socket is part of a Communal aerial system - if others complain they cannot get it to work, it may be faulty or unpowered in the attic. Before spending more money, you need to establish whether the communal system is connected to something useful.
    Originally posted by Buzby
    I think that the OP said that the main TV plugged into the socket shown works OK.

    The only issue could be if the signal is insufficient to stand splitting.
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 28th Nov 17, 3:38 PM
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    Hi all, thanks for the responses! I'm a bit confused. Do I have what I need or do I need to buy the extra things?

    The wall socket is fine it seems like the signal is good. When we tried little indoor aerials that didn't work.
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 28th Nov 17, 3:43 PM
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    ...and just had a look at the kit again it doesn't include the extra bit (female to female connector?) that's in the 3rd pic.

    Am I better off taking the kit back and starting again? Just want to be able to do this as cheaply and easily as possible!
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 28th Nov 17, 3:52 PM
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    ...and just had a look at the kit again it doesn't include the extra bit (female to female connector?) that's in the 3rd pic.

    Am I better off taking the kit back and starting again? Just want to be able to do this as cheaply and easily as possible!
    Originally posted by civil12345
    You are going to need the female/female adaptor to connect the splitter to the existing wall socket. So you can either take the whole kit back and get another one (checking that the adaptor is in there!) or just buy the additional one as I suggested earlier.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 28th Nov 17, 4:37 PM
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    ...and just had a look at the kit again it doesn't include the extra bit (female to female connector?) that's in the 3rd pic.

    Am I better off taking the kit back and starting again? Just want to be able to do this as cheaply and easily as possible!
    Originally posted by civil12345
    Bl**dy Argos


    It's possible that the radio output on the wall is connected to the TV aerial rather than a separate radio antenna.

    You could try plugging her existing lead from the TV into the socket although you'd need a lead with 2 male connectors to do that.

    If it is you can still use the Argos kit by plugging the Y piece into the radio output and then 2 fly leads with all male sockets would connect both TV's.

    There's no electricity involved so you can't break anything.
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 28th Nov 17, 5:18 PM
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    The Radio output will be filtered for the radio frequencies (VHF/DAB), so may not have any/much UHF TV content on it.
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 1st Dec 17, 7:06 PM
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    Hi guys, just coming back to this. Still confused. Radio output doesn't work. Should I take the kit back to Argos as it doesn't contain that extra bit? If I'm starting again what do I need to buy? Can I get a splitter with the different connectors to make it simpler?
    • civil12345
    • By civil12345 3rd Dec 17, 4:22 PM
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    Any more thoughts on this please?
    • dobbiesloan
    • By dobbiesloan 3rd Dec 17, 5:12 PM
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    all you need for £5:00 https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/tvfm-extension-kit-15m-tb76h
    GONE ENGLAND
    • Mister G
    • By Mister G 3rd Dec 17, 8:49 PM
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    Originally posted by dobbiesloan
    Perhaps you need to look at the reviews.

    Like everything in life, you get what you pay for.

    My original suggestion of just buying the female/female connector separately (if it really doesn't come in the Argos kit), then this will do the job.
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