Menu
Reply
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
NickO99
Joining in
293 Views
Message 1 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Distributing TV around my apartment

Hello,

Within my apartment the virgin media demarcation point is within a utility cupboard tucked away. I would like to distribute my TV services around the apartment i.e. to the bedroom and the lounge. 

The problem is however, having just moved in, the finishes on all the walls (which were quite expensive!) have just been finished.

Is there a neat way to send the tv signals around the apartment without having to damage the wall finishes or just lay a cable across the floor?

Could the router just be placed within the utility cupboard and then use the Virgin media powerline technology to distribute the signals or is this only for internet services and not TV?

Thanks in advance

Nick

0 Kudos
Reply

Helpful Answers
  • 8.23K
  • 511
  • 2.26K
Superuser
Superuser
573 Views
Message 2 of 9
Flag for a moderator
Helpful Answer

Re: Distributing TV around my apartment

Youll be able to shift Internet access around with powerline, but not TV. Do you currently have TiVo? Where is it sited?

 


0 Kudos
Reply

All Replies
  • 8.23K
  • 511
  • 2.26K
Superuser
Superuser
574 Views
Message 2 of 9
Flag for a moderator
Helpful Answer

Re: Distributing TV around my apartment

Youll be able to shift Internet access around with powerline, but not TV. Do you currently have TiVo? Where is it sited?

 


0 Kudos
Reply
  • 240
  • 15
  • 55
steelysteph
Superfast
287 Views
Message 3 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: Distributing TV around my apartment

You can use video senders, these are HD https://www.amazon.co.uk/AEI-DigiSender-Wireless-Digital-Sender/dp/B00AF88DL0/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid... and should give you decent quality.

0 Kudos
Reply
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
NickO99
Joining in
282 Views
Message 4 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: Distributing TV around my apartment

I havent contacted VM to get my service set up yet but i plan to get a TiVo box.

I would want it to be located at the main tv point in the lounge.

0 Kudos
Reply
  • 240
  • 15
  • 55
steelysteph
Superfast
278 Views
Message 5 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: Distributing TV around my apartment


Kippies wrote:

Youll be able to shift Internet access around with powerline, but not TV. Do you currently have TiVo? Where is it sited?

 


Are you able to connect the TiVo coax feed via powerline?

0 Kudos
Reply
  • 8.23K
  • 511
  • 2.26K
Superuser
Superuser
275 Views
Message 6 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: Distributing TV around my apartment

If there's an outside wall where you want the TiVo box, they can come in through there and fit a wallplate. Then theres coax from wall plate to TiVo. Its usually a neat job. You would be better getting a TiVo at each TV you want to watch your VM package from, as that's a far easier solution than mucking around with long HDMI leads or dubious quality video senders and the like., £5 a month extra for a 2nd box.


0 Kudos
Reply
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
NickO99
Joining in
271 Views
Message 7 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: Distributing TV around my apartment

That's great thanks.

I have an IRS coax distribution around the apartment from a multi switch in said utility cupboard. There is no way to send the TV signals over this?
0 Kudos
Reply
  • 8.23K
  • 511
  • 2.26K
Superuser
Superuser
263 Views
Message 8 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: Distributing TV around my apartment

The issue with an IRS install is you're distributing the RF signal.  So whilst in theory you could distribute the VM signal the TiVo needs that way, the major stumbling block is VM use a different spec of coax and wont connect to anything you have installed already*

But you'll still need a TiVo at each point that way because you need a STB to convert the VM RF signal to a TV picture.

*some engineers will , but they're not supposed to.

 

 

 


0 Kudos
Reply
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
NickO99
Joining in
259 Views
Message 9 of 9
Flag for a moderator

Re: Distributing TV around my apartment

You have been a great help thanks
0 Kudos
Reply