If your TV can show through the menu the frequency channels, find out these details about all the programmes that you take. Find the channel with the highest frequency. Choosing a splitter, make sure the upper boundary of the range has more of this frequency. If no TV function display frequency is useful to have friends in the time machine with that capability.
The number of outputs of the splitter must exceed the number of existing TVs. If some of the rooms you have TV receivers do not exist, it is useful to take a device that can "grow" with additional outputs. Over time, you may acquire and TVs these rooms.
Note this parameter as damping. It is expressed in decibels. Its value is specified on the housing of the splitter or in the instructions. The smaller it is, the better.
Decide beforehand how and where you will be installing the splitter. It is highly desirable to mount it on a wall, and not leave hold on some cables - and more reliable, and prettier. In this case, the device must have the fastening holes. If the device will be placed in a prominent place, it must have aesthetic appearance. In case, if you are going to install a splitter inside wide cable box, it needs to have minimum dimensions.
Connection method device choose in accordance with the types of cable used, and have soldering skills. Splitter with screw terminals compatible with cables of any diameters, and soldering is not required. Won't need it for installation device with screw connectors, but the cables you can connect just fine. In the presence of soldering skills buy a splitter designed to connect in this way. Finally, the device is equipped with coaxial jacks (like on TV), you can connect to any cables, using a regular antenna plugs. Themselves plugs purchase in the same store, and the type they select, depending on the availability of skill of soldering (some of them allow you to attach the cable with the screws).
Don't be confused when buying a splitter with another device similar purpose: unifier or divider signals of different ranges. Some older TVs have separate antenna inputs for VHF and UHF range. With such a device will have to place the delimiter signals that allows you to connect both inputs to one antenna cable.
Before connecting unplug all the TVs and any other connected signal sources.
Advice 2 : How to connect a antenna splitter
A second and even a third TV in the house - not a luxury but an integral part of a comfortable life. But in order to enjoy it fully, you must properly connect the antenna splitter.
You will need
- - antenna splitter;
- cable television;
- - plugs;
- - the knife.
Select the location where you plan to install the antenna splitter. Mark the future location of the splitter and your TV receivers.
Take your measuring tape and measure the distance to each of the TVs that will connect. Write down the result. Add the results of the measurements. You got the total length of the cable. Add to this number a couple of meters for insurance.
Buy the right amount of cable and all necessary cable, connectors (number of TVs), mounting brackets (if you are going to mount the cable to the wall). When buying check that the inner diameter of the nut splitter with an external diameter of the cable.
Cut the cable into pieces according to your size. With a sharp knife remove the outer sheath from end of cable. Foil shield and braid separate from the center and fold the brown piece of cable. Be careful not to accidentally cut them. Also free from the isolation of the Central part of the cable.
Put on end of the cable nut splitter. Peel back the screen braid. Insert the copper core of the cable into the slot of the splitter and tighten the nut. Repeat these steps with the remaining segments of the cable. Secure the splitter to the selected location.
Move each piece of the cable to the TV, for which it was intended. If necessary, secure it with the staples purchased or put in the cable duct baseboard.
Install on the free end of the cable plug. To do this, prepare the cable as described above. Replace cap plug. Peel back the screen braid. Insert the Central wire into the hole of the plug and secure with screw. Braid crimp around the cable sheath bandage. Screw the cap onto the housing. Insert the plug into the antenna socket of the TV.
Turn on all the TV sets to assess the quality of reception. If it does not meet your requirements, you need to install the antenna amplifier.
Instead of a knife you can use a special cutter for the cable.