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    • metal675
    • By metal675 6th Dec 17, 3:39 PM
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    Moving TV to opposite wall from aerial socket
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    • 6th Dec 17, 3:39 PM
    Moving TV to opposite wall from aerial socket 6th Dec 17 at 3:39 PM
    Hopefully this makes sense -



    I have a TV socket on left side of the wall. I am in a flat and that links up to a communal aerial providing freeview. I would like to change my living room around and put my TV on right side of the wall. Not wall mounted, just on a cabinet.

    How would I go about moving the aerial socket? I know I can have a cable running on the floor to the other side, but that would look messy.

    Is there any other way? Can I achieve this wirelessly?

    Thanks
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    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 6th Dec 17, 5:07 PM
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    You can get devices that can transmit wirelessly an A/V signal from a set top box (e.g. a FreeView box) but AFAIK there isn't something you could plug into the coax aerial socket that would re-broadcast the entire signal to a receiver in your house. Even if such a device is available, I'm not sure this would be legal.

    The correct answer is to use an extension cable, or extend the existing to a new location and chase the cables into the walls, which would require some redecoration.
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 6th Dec 17, 5:15 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 5:15 PM
    Could you get by with streaming services instead of conventional live TV, and use WiFi instead of an aerial?
    • metal675
    • By metal675 6th Dec 17, 5:36 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 5:36 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 5:36 PM
    there isn't something you could plug into the coax aerial socket that would re-broadcast the entire signal to a receiver in your house

    Thank you both.

    This is something that I was worried about. I tried searching on the net to see AV senders, but couldnt figure how they work based on the descriptions and didnt look as if they would fit in the coax socket.

    Does anyone know if such a device exist?

    I think that would be legal as I am having only one TV and not transmitting signal to a third party.

    I do have a Firestick, but a streaming over the broadband is not always as good as terrestrial reception.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 6th Dec 17, 6:10 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 6:10 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 6:10 PM
    You can get skirting that has a hollowed profile that can take a cable around the room and pop up where you wanted it. If you're prepared for a bit of DIY and minor decoration this would provide a neat solution. Otherwise, if your skirting is black or white and has a suitable profile, black or white coax cable can be pinned to it to take the run around the room. It would get trickier if there's a doorway en route, of course.
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 6th Dec 17, 6:15 PM
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    I am having a similar issue. Realistically, we at home now watch 80% catch up, Amazon Video etc and 20% live. I'm beginning to think that a Wifi streaming stick (with apps for live TV) would do fine.
    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 7th Dec 17, 10:53 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 10:53 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 10:53 AM
    We have a carpeted house. The previous owners had virgin cable TV. The carpet grippers were about 20mm from the edge of the wall. The owners then ran the cable in this gap, following the perimeter, to where they wanted the TV. The TV aerial socket was in the same place as their TV.

    We put our TV in an adjacent corner so I ran an coaxial extension cable from the socket, in the same gap (having removed the virgin tv cable since we don't need it). So the wire is tucked under the carpet, and runs around the perimeter of the room. It's not obvious to anyone unless they try to find the TV antenna.

    If you don't have carpetted floors, and you don't own the flat, I would look at ducting that looks like skirting but can be fixed so it looks like part of the skirting board.

    Search for mini d line trunking.
    • metal675
    • By metal675 7th Dec 17, 12:16 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 12:16 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 12:16 PM
    Thanks everyone for replies so far.

    Just to be more clear, this is in a new build property with wooden floors having under floor heating.

    Since it is a new build property, I wasnt too keen on breaking and fixing things.

    The skirting is white in colour, so a white co-ax taped on top of the skirting running across the room could work, but wont look pretty. I was just checking for options, especially wireless options.

    Is there anything I can fit on top of skirtings to achieve this if wireless isnt an option?

    Regards
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 7th Dec 17, 1:55 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 1:55 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 1:55 PM
    You don't tape it, you use correctly sized cable clips. It will be virtually unnoticeable if you do it correctly. It will blend into the white skirting.
    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 7th Dec 17, 6:18 PM
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    Is there anything I can fit on top of skirtings to achieve this if wireless isnt an option?
    Originally posted by metal675
    This is what d0nkeyk0ng mentioned earlier.
    https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Trunking_Pvc_Index/Dline_White_Index/Dline_16_8_White/index.html
    It's self adhesive and the cover clips into place.
    • dawnydee73
    • By dawnydee73 7th Dec 17, 8:41 PM
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    This is the d-line which has some examples of how you can hide the cable

    http://www.d-line-it.co.uk/
    • metal675
    • By metal675 8th Dec 17, 10:47 AM
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    Perfect, thanks


    Looks much better option and is aesthetic
    • tired dad
    • By tired dad 9th Dec 17, 8:58 AM
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    Plaster boards walls- to make it look absolutely spot on, nothing beats cutting holes, chasing behind wall and come out at destination with a nice box. Scrim tape, easyfil and repaint walls. That is what I would do if it were my place.
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