TV booster / splitter

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I'm in the process of serving TV from one aerial to wall plates in each room. I therefore likely need a 4 way splitter booster. I'm looking at the Labgear model, but am confused about the Aerial wall socket. I've no need for DAB, so installed Aerial only wall plates. I don't understand why I need an RF in between the TV and the wall plate? Anyone got any experience or recommend a mains powered booster. last time I did this, I ran the cable to loft in to a booster splitter and the aerial in to the booster.

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Technical/DataSheets/Labgear/LDL204_LDL206_LDL208_Instructions.pdf
 
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Hi,
I've been happy with the labgear in my loft. It seems to have coped well with the high temperatures.

I don't know what you mean about the 'rf between TV and wall plate'. Is it this?

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That is just an IR extender, not necessary for you.

You will need f-connector plugs to connect to the Labgear, but I preferred them anyway :)
 
Thanks both. The lab gear is the same price as the above. Not sure which is better and I personally also like screw connections which can’t be accidentally knocked out.
 
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Have you measured the signal levels and bit error rates off the aerial? It could well be you don't need a booster at all and a simple 4 way passive splitter will do.
I was recently asked to look at someones TV system who were having hum bars on their TVs. The fault was a duff capacitor in a distribution amplifier/splitter. Fixed the amplifier then realised they did not need as there was a massive signal. Replaced it with a passive splitter
 
i have a labgear in the loft , been fine for last 4 years , powered from the TV1 so a small unit by th etv plugged in and that powers the loft as at the time, i could not be bothered to try and find/run power in loft -
this is mine https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Produc...eiC_4dXEY00TqdAcqQIVAL8Ac56wn3C4aAobaEALw_wcB
but at the time i think i paid under £20 , works great and currently runs 3 TV and a PVR , i have plans to put points in every room & conservator , I also have an radio aerial as well installed , so i can use DAB & FM Radios connections

In my last house I had a 6way SLx , which was providing TV & Radio to 6 devices , Radios & TVs - I had it running for maybe 20+ years mid 90's
 
Have you measured the signal levels and bit error rates off the aerial? It could well be you don't need a booster at all and a simple 4 way passive splitter will do.
I was recently asked to look at someones TV system who were having hum bars on their TVs. The fault was a duff capacitor in a distribution amplifier/splitter. Fixed the amplifier then realised they did not need as there was a massive signal. Replaced it with a passive splitter
No I haven't. but going on experience of my last house (1/2 a mile away) you need high gain aerials because we are surrounded by hills. I had a booster there too
 

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