Neaten up aerial inlet

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We are starting to redecorate out living room and was wondering what people thoughts are on the best way to neaten up our aerial inlets.

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We are moving our TV to a different wall so I was going to extend the cables and run them under the carpet but it will still look messy where it comes through the wall as the cables are not the most flexible.

Is there a neat way of running them at a right angle down to the carpet?

Or has anyone got a better idea of how to run them?

Thank you for any advice
 
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if you are able to push the cable back through the wall fit a f connector to the end then one of these then extend to wherever using f joiner and f connectors
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233200931990?hash=item364bdbd496:g:2mQAAOSwNWFctx0K


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174318107263?hash=item28962b3a7f:g:QwQAAOSwYzVe58gr

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111281071618?hash=item19e8de6602:g:lgUAAMXQC-tTAOz5

other suppliers are available and probably cheaper but i just grabbed the first and best image from e-bay


the same sort of thing is available in traditional tv plug format but the f connectors wont slip apart

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160789064684?hash=item256fc66bec:g:ILQAAOxyOypSaSpm

if you use the white plastic one or f connectors above you could use white heatshrink sleeving to cover the join
 
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Thank you @Sureitsoff?
I did see these but was was bit worried if I cut the cable short and had one side of the connector permanently in the wall condensation may build up around the joint and cause interference, as one side of the connector would be cold being in contact with the wall and cold cable and the other side being warm on the inside, I guess I'm worrying to much though?
 
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probably overthinking it. in the pic if you think of the pencil as the inside face of the wall the "in wall" connector only goes in about an inch
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second pic to envisage all the bits. this is of course assuming that the cable could be pushed back through.
 
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That's great thank you, I was completely overthinking it
 
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Could you not remove a section of wallpaper by scoring with a knife and steaming/soaking off, chase out the wall, sink the cable in the wall and drill down behind the skirting board?
 
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Could you not remove a section of wallpaper by scoring with a knife and steaming/soaking off, chase out the wall, sink the cable in the wall and drill down behind the skirting board?

I did think about it as I will be channelling in some new sockets.
My worry was as the existing cable is not very flexible at all, I would have to go pretty deep to cater for the large bend in the cable I would need, unless I use a right angle joint like advised above, but I'm not sure having a joint in the wall is a good idea?
 
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Another possible option is to lift the floorboards, drill new entry points for the cables lower down and then come up where the new telly will be.
 
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Thank you for the replies, unfortunately downstairs floor is concrete, I could run it under the upstairs floor and down the wall but the Mrs doesn't like the idea of upturned the bedroom.

I'm liking the idea of putting a proper socket on the wall and running the extension from that, the only problem I'm having is all the sockets seem to have the cable connect from the top or bottom.
I found the Americans have some that you screw straight into the back of the socket, like the picture below
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Is anyone aware of anything like this over here?
 
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293052587885?hash=item443b4b9f6d:g:RxwAAOSwLXFc3pWF

https://www.toolstation.com/mk-blank-plate/p18524

do as i did and make your own with these, simply drill a 9mm hole in the plate for one or two joiners and job done

or pre made
https://www.kenable.co.uk/en/video-...tellite-outlets-oem-003489-5055383434893.html

dont get the style based on euromodules as they have a tendency to push the small plates out from the surrounding frame if there is any force on the cable behind (and you end up having to superglue them to stay in place, DAMHIKT !!)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Computer-S...?keywords=F+Wall+Socket&qid=1642355730&sr=8-3
 
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