I just have the end of my cable (coaxle) fall off and ave no tv now. The connection that fell off is on the end of the cord (aerial from roof) to the back of the TV. Can you help me to put it back together? I DONT HAVE ANY TELEVISION
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Re: coaxle cable (from aerial on roof to TV)
Go purchase a coax male f connector, and the crimpers. Cut off 1/2 inch of rubber sleeving and fold the metal shielding back. Now cut the with part a quarter from the end but not all the way. You want the center piece to poke out. Now slide the f connector on and crimp.
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if you dont see rca audio/video inputs or s-video, the tv must be pretty old and when vcr's first came out in the 70's the input was through the coaxl (antenna) cable. you would run the antenna in to the vcr then out to the tv.- all coax cable
yes 100 % it is repairable ..... but it depends on tv service engineer ..... expert tv service engineer can solve that .... & non experts cannot ........... when tv falls down (like in your case ) ..... on mainboard cracks will develop due to fall....... then many connections (tracks) will get disconnected........ main board has to be observed carefully & then all the broken connections must be reconnected ..... that's all ............. your tv will again works normally ...... chances of tv tube & components getting damaged due to fall is ZERO %................... so approach expert tv service engineer ........
Is your outdoor aerial a proper freeview aerial and are you in a strong or weak signal area.You can check here:http://www.stevelarkins.freeuk.com/freeview_digital_tv.htm Also check your connections as the coax may be shorting with the braid or a bad connection.once checked try ordinary channels on upstairs tv and if ok retune all your digital channels. This can be due to a few problems.Firstly make sure your aerial is
pointing in the right direction as beam aerials attenuate(disregard)
signals which are not pointing directly at the aerial. make sure you are using good quality 75ohm cable i.e rg6 and connections are good and not shorting out. The length of run of the cable will also affect the signal as will any splitters or joins in the cable. If
you know the signal is good in your area then it will be down to the
aerial,cable terminations ,aerial position or a combination of these. If
the signal is poor you can either...Buy a high db gain arial which will
amplify the signal and or a masthead preamp which will again boost the
signal. please note that if your aerial is not pointing in the
correct direction then any boosting of a bad signal i.e ghosting...will
only make it worse. try starting from aerial direction then connections then a high gain aerial and or booster.
most stores sell both adapters needed to hook up dvd or any type of electronic equipment buy a a/b switch so u can switch from dvd to [cable or satellite] then buy coaxle adapter which has 3 wire hook up to coaxle for tv [rca $10 ] and coaxle wire. connection wire a or b from dvd to adapter and other from a or b to cable/satellite other end of a/ b goes to tv slide switch to watch dvd and slide back for reg tv
If you have a cable box or freeview box, your main aerial lead plugs into the box. Then you connect a scart lead from your cable box/freeview box/ or dvr box to ext 1 on the tv. Where the aerial lead plugs into your cable/freeview/dvr box, there may be an aerial out socket too. You could connect a patch lead from the box to your tv as well so you have UHF direcy from your cable/freeview/dvr box to the TV as well as scart
It may well be your aerial despite the success with your DVD recorder.
Digital signals are very much weaker than analogue ones, and when multiple devices share a single aerial you can get this kind of problem. You also lose about 60% of the signal at each point in your aerial cable where there are signal splitters.
There are a number of possible solutions:-
First, look at every bit of coaxial cable you have between the aerial and each appliance. Check especially at the aerial end for corrosion or poor shielding/installation and especially for evidence of rain water penetration. If the aerial is on the roof then it will cost almost as much to get the aerial inspected as it will to have it replaced, so skip to the next option. But otherwise, check along every bit of the cable for any cuts or splits in the insulation and properly remake every junction or joint if there are any doubts about them. If the cable is in poor condition then consider option three instead.
The second is to try to see if you get a better digital signal from another transmitter, this will involve trying different aerial positions so is impractical if your aerial is roof mounted but is worth trying if it's in the loft instead. It doesn't always follow that your best digital signal will be from the transmitter which you used for analogue transmissions.
Thirdly, if you're still using the same aerial as you have done for years then it's worth upgrading to one optimised for digital reception. When doing this it's foolish not to replace the cabling as well as you need it to be as good as possible. With analogue, many installers got away with using cheaper cable intended only for very short cable runs from the wall socket to the tv.
The fourth option is the budget option but can work as well as the third option: fit an additional analogue style aerials and run a separate cable down to each appliance. If these are fitted in the loft and you have the space, then there's no aesthetic or planning concerns. Normally the extra cables can run partway down through the house alongside existing cables, but for best signal quality keep them separate and ensure that the cable runs as as short as possible.
One further thing which you may want to try before all else: connect your digital box directly to the aerial cable which currently feeds your dvd recorder. Leave all other tv devices disconnected from the aerial. If the box retunes correctly then it's definitely a supply of signal issue as outlined above and if not then you should add the exact make and model of your digibox as a comment to this answer as there are a large number of earlier digibox models which cannot retune correctly due to evolving standards.
By an aerial do you mean a converter?
For the neew TV's you don't need one. Just plug it in using A/V cable (yellow is video, red and white are audio). Be sure you take note of which input you are plugging it into on the TV, and then use your TV's remote to change the video input (usually will be labeled video or TV/Video on the remote) to the one you plugged the PS2 into.
The cable & wireless system is not capable of picking up the digital freeview frequencies.
Idealy you need to put a new aerial on the roof,
If this is not possible try an indoor aerial that you to plug in to the mains electrical supply.
A couple of possibilities:
1. Line loss, some of the cables might be too long, shorted, loose ground, not connected right;
2. Splitter - passive splitter, you might be better off using a distribution amplifies (with gain control pref);
3. RFI - TV interference from external sources.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need further information.
Good luck and kind regards.