Question about Televison & Video

1 Answer

External TV aerial cable

This cable has been cut outside, how can we repair it so that it keeps the rain off?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 258 Answers

Flat Cable: splice and tape up with weather proof tape. the kind that stretches.

Round: put and f connector on each end, use a M-M f connector, tape with weather proof tape.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My neighbourgh can get freeview tv just using his old ariel, i on the other hand can not. have i done something wrong with the tv set up. thanks


Probably not. Freeview signals are hundreds of times weaker than the old analogue signals, so will show up every single problem on a badly maintained, badly installed old external tv aerial.

In most areas, a tv set-top aerial is a waste of time and even a loft aerial may have problems. Any aerial system which is not direct from the external aerial to the tv can also suffer problems, as each Y-splitter and joint wastes an awful lot of signal.

Your fix is to get a proper modern aerial system fitted. If it's well designed and installed with the proper parts and cabling (does not necessarily mean most expensive) then it should last for another 30 or so years and ideally won't need signal amplifiers.

Note that although your neighbour gets reception, he probably suffers regular picture break-up, freezing and /or pixellation especially in poor weather unless the aerial was in top condition beforehand and was relatively modern.

Jul 12, 2011 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

It pause temporarily at times during regular tv programming. What can the problem be?


I'm not quite sure what you mean by "pause", but if you mean the picture freezes or pixellates and the sound cuts outs then it's caused by a bad signal - know as "Digital Cliff Edge" - see attached image.

If you are using an aerial, check all your cables are connected properly and that your aerial is securely mounted, pointing in the right direction and none of the elements have become detached - particularly the dipole where the co-axial cable attaches.

If you are using a dish, again check all your cables are connected properly and that your dish is securely mounted. If the bolts are loose and you can move the dish by hand, then it's possible that your dish has moved from the correct alignment. You will ideally need a signal meter to correct this although it can be done by trial and error.

You should also note that dishes are susceptible to signal-loss during bad weather, particularly strong wind, heavy rain and snow. If you are only losing picture in bad weather, there isn't much you can do apart from making sure the dish is rigidly fixed.

If your aerial/dish is OK, try replacing your fly-leads (the short section from the wall socket to the TV) and/or the cable from the aerial/dish to your TV.

Hope this helps.
BElectric

Nov 05, 2010 | Sony KDL40EX400 40 in. HD-Ready TV

1 Answer

My rogers hd box the picture keeps flickering i've tried to reboot but it does not fix the problem


Have you tried a signal booster, i really do think that will help. Your reception can be to do with a few thing's, i.e. Position of your tv, Faulty receiver on your main (outside) aerial, A breakage or fault with the aerial cable coming from outside aerial to tv, or your outside aerial can just simply have a bad signal.

Oct 14, 2010 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

When it rains the reception goes off on several of the stations, not all, and the t.v. stations wont help..... they don't know why, says its my ant, which is mounted on top of the house and I had NO...


Digital TV channels need good signals or they break up and vanish. Getting a high gain aerial, will help and will solve most problems. You can run up to 5 TV sets off some! The cable is perhaps the cause of the loss due to rain, it's perhaps the old brown type, with a copper wire and a a thin mess around it. If you have a good aerial you need good wire too so get the cable they use to connect satellite dishes.
It might cost a bit, but it's worth it.

Dec 30, 2009 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

What plugs in where at the back of model 32AV633D Does single scart go to ext 1 or ext 2 Where does outside aerial plug in, there are so many ? Sorry but I'm a complete technophobe who is hopeless at...


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

Aug 06, 2009 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Since digital switchover yesturday loss of digital channels


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.

Jul 02, 2009 | Sanyo Televison & Video

1 Answer

KEEPS SAYNG NOT PROGRAMMED TO WATCH NORMAL CHANNELS


Do a first time installation, move the TV or bite the bullet and either buy an external aerial or extend the main house aerial cable to reach the TV. assuming your TV has no signal where it is now

May 04, 2009 | LG 42LC2D 42 in. LCD HDTV

1 Answer

Hi there... When it is raining around our house in Elwood, we get signal outages on our LCD screen. I've checked the connections to the wall and everything is OK. But in the last two weeks we have had...


if you are using a satellite dish,then yes the rain is the problem,especially noticeable with heavy downpours,common problem here in the uk.if you are using a standard tv aerial,its quite possible water is gaining entry to the connections on your aerial.picture breakup is usually associated with poor signal reception.you could try replacing the aerial with a high gain type,cheap as chips to buy,and should create a vast improvement.its not the tv...hope this helps and let me know how it goes.....steve

Dec 12, 2008 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Sony bravia tv keeps switching on and off


I had the same problem, seems to have something to do with the external aerial socket. I unplugged the aerial and had no more trouble (only a solution if you don't use freeview)

Aug 12, 2008 | Sony KV-36XBR450 36" TV

1 Answer

Cut out


I had the same problem with this model, seems to be a common problem across much of the recent sony range. For me the problem stopped when I unplugged the external aerial (not much use if you want to use freeview, but maybe some indicator of source of the prob ?)

Jul 18, 2008 | Sony BRAVIA KDL-32S2000 32 in. LCD HDTV

Not finding what you are looking for?
Televison & Video Logo

Related Topics:

73 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

72670 Answers

Electro Med Services...
Electro Med Services...

Level 3 Expert

6694 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Are you a Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...