TV Cable fed from "street"
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I have just moved into a new house. How can i determine if the TV antenna soclet is from the stree (cable, great reception) or an antenna. I can see an antenna on the roof, although there is one hanging inside the roof which is not connected to anything.
Here is my other question, if there is no direct tv antenna supply (im not sure what to call this exactly), there there a way to hook up the tv broadcast cable to my house?
If there's a FTA antenna on the roof, then it's likely that's what you have.
Originally Posted by Ratty
Is it a PAL push-in socket on the wall or an F type screw connector?
PAL type is not used for any kind of pay TV, but F type could be either pay or FTA.
There's really only one way to find out.... connect your TV to the outlet.
If you don't have a FTA antenna connected, you need an installer to connect it (if you don't know how to do it yourself).
Cable TV in most cases is pay TV (eg: Foxtel) and if it's been connected at the premises previously, then it's just a matter of subscribing to obtain a receiver/decoder and smartcard.
If Foxtel is available in your street, but not previously installed, Foxtel will need to connect the cable from the street to your house.... and you subscribe, as above.
There are a few estates which have a neighbourhood cable distribution system for FTA, using a master antenna.
Where are you located?
My guess would be if you have a FTA antenna on the roof, your area isn't serviced by a neighbourhood FTA MATV system.