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Well done Glo. Looks like you got what you want where you want when you want it. The only issues I found after doing all that cabling is expalinng how it works to the person you sell your house to when you leave.

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Well done Glo. Looks like you got what you want where you want when you want it. The only issues I found after doing all that cabling is expalinng how it works to the person you sell your house to when you leave.

The 17 sockets in my study would confuse a new owner, not to mention the 21 in the lounge room. :blink:

Gadget

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Now all im looking for is a RF receiver and corresponding software/hardware to use my Ipaq5550 to control all the gear!

RF is ideal (i think) since the base can be placed in the AV room and I can control it from all over the house!

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I have a similar setup to feed Foxtel digital to other TVs in the house but because we have Foxtel setup for 16:9 for the widescreen tv in the lounge the picture is not right on the other TVs so we need to keep changing the setup on the STB which is a real pain.

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I have a similar setup to feed Foxtel digital to other TVs in the house but because we have Foxtel setup for 16:9 for the widescreen tv in the lounge the picture is not right on the other TVs

I agree it really is a pain on the Foxtel box it is a lot better when there is one key to presss to change aspect. This is how my Topfield PVR works press zero and it cycles through all the aspect options and it does not worry us any where as much as the Foxtel box. At the moment I am upgrading all the TV's to widescreen to solve the problem.

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Hi people, I have had the digitor giga-air 20/20 for a while and are using the ir extender for the foxtel box (digital). the ir extender works fine, it just took a while to fine tune. make sure your receivers ir port is getting the signal from the remote, flush-on. hope this helps. cheers Paul, in fat cat city.

I'm less than thrilled with my gig-air 20/20. The sound quality is poor poor poor. What could be the problem? :blink:

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Hi, this is my first post,so please bear with me.

My current setup consists of a Toshiba 127cm rear projection TV with a Foxtel digital STU connected by Scart component leads to the TV and Scart component leads to the VCR. The FTA antenna is connected by a 16metre run of RG59/u coaxial to the RF in of the VCR and then VCR RF out to RF in of the TV.

I intend to replace the antenna cabling with RG6 quad shield and F connectors and then add another 4 TVs on which I can view FTA and whatever Foxtel channel is selected on the STU.

The way I propose to connect is as follows:

Antenna to a 2-way splitter, one port of this splitter to VCR RF in and VCR RF out to Toshiba RF in.

The other port of this splitter then is connected to one port of a reversed 2-way splitter . The other port being connected to RF out of the Foxtel STU.

The combined output from the reversed 2-way splitter is then fed to the input of a SA124R 4-way splitter/amplifier. Each of the output ports on theSA124R to be connected via a 25 metre run to a TV.

Does this sound OK ? Or should I also use an amplifier in the initial antenna connection to compensate for the losses of the first 2- way splitter.

If all this sounds cockeyed, forgive me !

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Hi, this is my first post,so please bear with me.

My current setup consists of a Toshiba 127cm rear projection TV with a Foxtel digital STU connected by Scart component leads to the TV and Scart component leads to the VCR.  The FTA antenna is connected by a 16metre run of RG59/u coaxial to the RF in of the VCR and then VCR RF out to RF in of the TV.

I intend to replace the antenna cabling with RG6 quad shield and F connectors and then add another 4 TVs on which I can view FTA and whatever Foxtel channel is selected on the STU.

The way I propose to connect is as follows:

Antenna to a 2-way splitter, one port of this splitter to VCR RF in and VCR RF out to Toshiba RF in.

The other port of this splitter then is connected to one port of a reversed 2-way splitter . The other port being connected to RF out of the Foxtel STU.

The combined output from the reversed 2-way splitter is then fed to the input of a SA124R 4-way splitter/amplifier. Each of the output ports on theSA124R to be connected via a 25 metre run to a TV.

Does this sound OK ? Or should I also use an amplifier in the initial antenna connection to compensate for the losses of the first 2- way splitter.

If all this sounds cockeyed, forgive me !

The previous threads in this discussion seem to indicate you can either put the booster at the aerial or after depending on your signal strength .. you don't have a STB so before should be ok.. I have found from a similar connection that I get some interference on Foxtel RF when the aerial connection is plugged in , I have dual aerials UHF/VHF feeding into a masthead amplifier and think that the aerial signal is too high causing my Foxtel UHF to be affected... still working on a solution for this.. I can also watch a DVD in the other rooms through the VCR RF by selecting the AUX1 input on the VCR which comes from my receiver.

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Thanks for your reply jamesboags, I think i will go ahead with the cabling and hope for the best. At least it will keep me out of mischief for a while.

By the way, I like your beer !

Regards

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Sorry guys new to this, is it possible to somehow splice the cable coming from my Austar box so that I can hook it up to more than 1 tv. I have the standard paytv box going to the tv but it would be great if I could hook it to another also without having to aquire another paytv box, Am i just dreaming?

Thanks Steve

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Sorry guys new to this, is it possible to somehow splice the cable coming from my Austar box so that I can hook it up to more than 1 tv. I have the standard paytv box going to the tv but it would be great if I could hook it to another also without having to aquire another paytv box, Am i just dreaming?

Thanks Steve

Steve, just read through this thread!

I dont have a Austar box, but it should have RF out which you can share to other TVs, whilst connecting a Svideo connection to your main TV.

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Sorry guys new to this, is it possible to somehow splice the cable coming from my Austar box so that I can hook it up to more than 1 tv. I have the standard paytv box going to the tv but it would be great if I could hook it to another also without having to aquire another paytv box, Am i just dreaming?

Thanks Steve

if it only has one tuner than no point because you will only be able to watch the same thing on both, if it has two or more tuners, you might be able to send one channel to one tv using av or s-video leads and then using an av wireless sender to get the other channel to the other tv.

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Hi,

I have a splitter system set up with a coax going from STU out and meeting with FTA at a reverse 2 way splitter.

It was all working fine until I got a new box. Now the reception of fox on tvs that are connected through the splitter is crappy and channel 9 is bleeding through.

Ive read forums and found out that it may be because new box has a different RF frequency which happens to be the same as channel 9. How do I change the RF frequency on STU???

Thanks

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Procedure to change RF Out Channel.

1. Press Active, then select System Setup option.

2. Select System Settings option.

3. Press 0 6 1 1, then press Select, this brings you into the hidden menu.

4. Select RF Outlets, you will see the channel number, which you can change.

5. Save the settings.

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I'm new to these forums so I hope I've done this correctly.

I have just installed a HPM Harmony advanced video combiner + splitter c/w a video amplifier so I can distribute RF to multiple TV's.

As well I have run all new RF cable and connectors

This system is supposed to accomodate pay tv input.

I have run from the Foxtel digital STB using the RF output to the HPM combiner with the following results:

TV's that have an analog input after scanning they pick up the Foxtel video but no audio.

Analog PC TV tuner card picks up Foxtel video but again no audio.

TV's which have STB (Topfield and Humax) tried scanning but they won't pickup Foxtel at all.

Digital PC TV tuner card tried scanning but won't pick up Foxtel at all.

But with free to air signals from the aerial either digital or analog are perfect on all TV types.

I'm now at a loss on how I could get this Foxtel signal to all TV's.

Maybe the signal from the Foxtel STB is not strong enough!

Have checked settings on the Foxtel STB they all appear to be correct

If anybody has ideas it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Hi, firstly HPM describe the device you have as a Video Amplifier, this is incorrect, it is an RF amplfier that amplifies the RF signals from various sources, not baseband composite video. Not that this will effect you, just pointing it out.

The RF output from the Foxtel box is just an UHF analog signal, so dont bother using your Digtal FTA STB's to tune to it, they wont see any digital signals.

The fact that all your TV's can see the analog signal is fine, however the fact that they cannot see the sound from it implies the Foxtel box is faulty and not sending an FM sound carrier, or the mute is active on the Foxtel box but guess you would have checked that, or your TV's have set themselves to a wrong FM carrier setting (should be 5.5MHz) but this is unlikely if they can see analog RF transmissions off the antenna.

So that leave it as a faulty Fox box, thats where I would point the finger.

Cyril

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Thank you for that reply.

I did not think it was going to be easy to retransmit Foxtel around my house.

Having analog and digital TV's has not made it easy.

With the Foxtel unit if it is faulty I suppose I contact Foxtel with a request for a replacement.

I believe they don't agree to the retransmission of their signal to multple TV's (I guess they want one of their STB per TV!)

It is just a shame I can't get Foxtel on my other digital equipped TV's.

I may have to give this idea up.

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Thank you for that reply.

I did not think it was going to be easy to retransmit Foxtel around my house.

Having analog and digital TV's has not made it easy.

With the Foxtel unit if it is faulty I suppose I contact Foxtel with a request for a replacement.

I believe they don't agree to the retransmission of their signal to multple TV's (I guess they want one of their STB per TV!)

It is just a shame I can't get Foxtel on my other digital equipped TV's.

I may have to give this idea up.

Wayno, go back to the utter basics.

Try the foxtel box on one analog TV connected only by RF (test all RF outs on the Foxtel), ensuring the mute is off and the foxtel volume is up. If that works then the box is fine. If still no sound, then ring foxtel. (If you do get foxtel out, don't mention any distribution)

Also, what TVs do you have connected to the digital STBs? Do they have any analog tuners in them?

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Thanks

I did have a old portable TV plugged straight into the Foxtel STB and the video was okay but no sound.

At the same time I had Foxtel on my main TV which uses the scart connections and that was working fine.

No unfourtuantly two of the TV's and one PC are digital only.

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gday guys, nice thread and is a great read.

i have just had foxtel installed at home...

im looking for the best method to get this tuned into the rest of the house via rf

firstly, ill explain the install and my home plasma setup

i have a fta antenna coming into a amplifier and splitter... which is then goes to 5 tv's around the house. the house is 40+ squares and heaps of walls, microwave, cordless phone and wireless pc network all at 2.4ghz, hence my reluctance to even try the wireless transmitters. plus then i would have to but a receiver for each tv.

the foxtel guys have simply cut into the cable running to the plasma near the splitter then inserted their aerial feed using a little f-connector fta and sat joiner.

the plasma has itself, with dvd, fta stb and av receiver. today i will be buying a scart to component+audio cable to run to tv and then a optical cable for 5.1 through my amplifier. im not expecting any problems here.

apart from the plasma screen, the pq only needs to be of analogue tv standard as they other tv's are just crt tubes ranging from 34-80cm...

all i want is to be able tune into whatever channel is on the foxtel unit, just so we can watch the same thing on any tv.

the splitter i have has one input only it seems, and that is from the aerial...

i guess my only option is to run another rg6 cable from the foxtel unit to before the splitter and use some kind of splitter device before it gets into the fta splitter and then this will distribute to the rest of the house. this run will be approx 25m. gee i wish i double cabled now...

any other suggestions or any i barking up my only tree??

cheers

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the foxtel guys have simply cut into the cable running to the plasma near the splitter then inserted their aerial feed using a little f-connector fta and sat joiner.

Could you explain this a little clearer. Are you saying they dragged the cable feed from the street to near where the splitter (carring antenna feed) is, then cut the feed from the splitter going to the plasma and connected the cable feed to it and used that cable to drive the Foxtel STB. So how does your FTA reception now get to the plasma area?

I always recommend a minimum of 3 coaxs to the main entertainment area to the roof/garage central cable area. This allows for antenna, Cable/pay feed and a return from the cable box. If you are in a Sat are you should be running a min of 4 coax to support the dual tuners of an IQ.

Sounds to me like you need another feed back to the splitter point, then use a two port splitter backwards to combine the feed from the antenna and the RF out of the Fox box and input that into the main splitter.

Cyril

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Could you explain this a little clearer. Are you saying they dragged the cable feed from the street to near where the splitter (carring antenna feed) is, then cut the feed from the splitter going to the plasma and connected the cable feed to it and used that cable to drive the Foxtel STB. So how does your FTA reception now get to the plasma area?

I always recommend a minimum of 3 coaxs to the main entertainment area to the roof/garage central cable area. This allows for antenna, Cable/pay feed and a return from the cable box. If you are in a Sat are you should be running a min of 4 coax to support the dual tuners of an IQ.

Sounds to me like you need another feed back to the splitter point, then use a two port splitter backwards to combine the feed from the antenna and the RF out of the Fox box and input that into the main splitter.

Cyril

thanks for your reply cyril

yes, they have used a hills sat/fta diplexer and used the same rg6 cable. sorry i wasnt clear.

i have the cable out now and planning to run another feed back to the splitter. i might run another two so i never have to do it again. sounds like im on the right track? im starting to get into it now... its hot in the roof!!

cheers

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Ahh you clarified another detail, and thats they used a diplexer and thus your on sat. Yep you need another coax, might as well run another while you are there as oneday you will want to install an IQ and then you will need two feeds to the dish.

Cyril

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Hi, new to this forum. Just had Optus Analog replaced with Foxtel Digital a few days ago. Ran approx. 10m of RG6 coax from the RF socket on the back of the PACE DC420NF STU to my old Analog TV Tuner card in my PC (Leadtek Winfast TV2000 XP Deluxe). Picture is fine but the Audio is SO SO soft I can barely hear it. I have to crank up the Volume Control on winXP to the max to hear it at a decent volume. I've tried Dscaler and the Winfast PVR software - Picture fine, Audio very low. The other FTA channels on either software the audio volume is per normal. I tried increasing the volumes on both the Foxtel Remote and Plasma TV remotes thinking maybe it might be due to that but it wasn't. Can someone shed some light on this very low Audio problem I'm having? It'd be much appreciated indeed. :blink::D

Cheers

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