Originally Posted by Everest30
You have confirmed my beliefs. So now I have another question....
Cable 1 output from V+ Box to LOFT Amplifier
Cable 2 output from Roof Aerial to LOFT Amplifier
1 cable out for each room (Assuming now I have bought either Freeview TV or Box)
Diplex Box in each room and I will still get Cable and Freeview through1 cable ?
Where does your roof aerial connect at the moment, the amp in the loft or the back of your V+ box?
If it were me i would set things up as follows.
1. Aerial on the roof connected to the aerial input socket on the V+ box.
2. The TV out on the back of the V+ box connected to the input of your amp in the loft (which you already have in place).
3. From the amp in the loft, a cable running to each extra TV (which you already have).
This simple setup would allow you to get Freeview on your main TV if your V+ goes wrong for any reason, but then also feed to the rest of your TV's the Freeview signal along with your V+ signal.
You can already do this from what you've said in your original post, so personally i would think you only need to look at whether or not your additional TV's already have Freeview built into them or not.
If they don't then you will need to connect your existing aerial cable into the back of a Freeview box to get your Freeview signal, but you would want to look for an STB that has an aerial out option on it, so you can then also connect a co-ax cable between the Freeview STB and your TV set. The reason for this is you will not be able to get your V+ signal on your extra TV's any other way as this will continue to use the analogue signal. You can use a scart if you wish between a Freeview STB and a TV set to get a better picture, but you must have the extra aerial lead as i've just said or no V+ cable.
If your TV does have Freeview already built in, things will be a lot neater cable wise.
All you would need to do in this case is leave your existing aerial cable plugged into your additional TV set as it is at present and flick the set over to the digital tuner. Have a look on your remote for the said tv for a button like A/D or Digi or Digital or something like that. This should enable you to flick between the analogue and digital tuners within.
Really you shouldn't need to worry about splitting any cables as you should already have the signals in the right place with your current setup, you just need to see if you have Freeview on your extra TV's and that is it.
If your Freeview reception is not too good on all channels at present, wait until after the 21st when you will need to retune your Freeview boxes again, as the power from the transmitters will be increased quite a bit at this point.
What does that mean? Well if you can get Freeview with a little bit of breakup, you should find this is ok after the 21st. If not, you will need to check your aerial connectors as these are normally the reason for bad reception.