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Aerial connection to TV?

When my old TV died some years ago I decided to just watch TV through my PC. Recently someone gave me a TV because they had bought a smart one. I still have the TV aerial on my roof but with only about 2 metres of cable attached, as I cut the rest off. So I'll have to buy a length of aerial cable, coaxial I presume, to reconnect the TV. Will it be best to make a new connection at the aerial or join the new cable to the old one which is still attached to the aerial?

Will I be able to get the extra freeview channels through my aerial connection or will I need to buy a freeview box for that?

JohnB
June 2022
PPS. You can't even add clickable links, so you'll need to copy that link I gave and paste it into the address field of your web browser.

3hrh
June 2022
PS. You can't upload anything to this site, pictures, documents or anything. You can't even add html code to make text bold, italic or whatever.

3hrh
June 2022
Manual here ( you'll need to scroll down a bit)

https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/model/LE32R87BDX/XEU/

That should give you all the info you need.

It's a Freeview tele right enough, so no set top box needed.

3hrh
June 2022
Thank you for your reply. My Tv is a Samsung, Model LE32R87BD, Model Code LE32R87BDX/XEU, Type No. BP32EO. I would attach a photo of the sockets at the back but I can't see how to do it on this forum.

JohnB
June 2022
Best to replace the cable completely. Use a decent quality 75 ohm foil screened coaxial cable and make sure you understand how to put terminals on properly.

You didn't mention the make and model of TV but if it's even halfway modern, that should be all you'll need. Post the make and model and we'll see if there's a manual available (there usually is)

There's plenty of sites you can use to check the transmitter serving your area.

Do be aware that the signal is less forgiving than old analogue TV. Error correction is ok up to a point but once signal deteriorates beyond a certain point you'll lose the program.



Ejdj
June 2022

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