Aerial Splitting

18 Nov 2011
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I'm in the middle of running new coxial cables to my 4 TV's.

All the splitters i've used in the past / i've seen in the shop for standard aerial connections are plastic, but i've seen splitters for 'F' type connectors, so was wondering if it was possible to:

Use a 4 Way Splitter with 'F' Type Connections, In the loft fit my incoming signal from my Aerial and my connections going to the 4 tv's with 'F' type connectors, then at the end where the cable goes to the tv, fit a standard aerial connectors.

If anyone can help with this matter, i would be very much apprechiated. But if it is not possible to do this, where can i get quality 'belling-lee' splitters.

Many thanks in advance

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So use the 'F' Type connector at both end's ?

Thanks for the link, i'll order some of them.

If i had to fit a standard Connector at the tv end, and a 'F' type connector in the loft, would this still work ??

Yes, its only a connector, just make sure its clean and tight.
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Thanks for the link, i'll order some of them.
Oh I do hope you haven't ordered those adapters for use with the cheap plastic Y splitters???

If you are going to use a splitter then at least get some of the proper shielded jobs that look like this
or this

Splitting is fine if you have a really strong signal. TBH though I agree with Sam Gangee. I'd never recommend my customers to use splitters for so many connections. You would be much safer doing a 4-way split with a powered amp. The cost won't be that much different to using all those splitters, and the results are more likely to be positive.

I sell a decent branded 4-way amp with a remote power supply for around £25 with the VAT, so not a fortune. Most of the online retailers charge a bit more, and I suppose that is to do with having to accept returns from novices buying the wrong still affordable.

All the connections are by F-Type. Strictly speaking that is better electrically than Belling plugs but the difference isn't huge. It is better for robustness though.

If you want something sorting out then I or one of the other aerial pros here could probably supply you. It would save you a lot of grief in the long run.

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