300 to 75 Ohm Transformer – Video Balun
Matching Transformer Indoor 75-300 Ohm Balun Antenna TV Video Coaxial Cable Connection Adapter / Converter 75/300 Ohm Matching Transformer. Converts 75 ohm coaxial cable input to 300 ohm UHF/VHF/FM twin-lead output to components. Convert outdoor antenna connection to coaxial cable input. Nickel plated for a better connection.
How do I know what TV channels I’ll receive with an HDTV Antenna?
Trying to find out if it’s worth getting an HDTV Antenna? Want to get an idea of what channels you’ll receive at your home? Use TV Fools’ interactive channel tool to input your address and see what channels you should receive at your home. After putting in your address, you’ll see a list of Analog and digital stations you can receive below the map. Then give us a call so we can recommend the best antenna for your location.
Ever wondered what shows are available and when? Zap2it.com has posted your local TV guide online. Click on this link and put in your postal code. Then choose “Local – Broadcast (Antenna)” from the options.
HDTV Antenna Installation
Would you like more information on the installation process? Here’s the process we use to install our favourite low-profile Digital TV Antenna.
If you have lots of big trees or tall buildings in between you and the TV broadcast towers in your area and you are more than 30 miles (48 km’s) from them you likely would benefit from a Pre-Amplifier.
A pre-amplifier is a two piece electronic device of which the inside part, through the coax cable provides power to the outside part installed near the TV antenna head. It’s purpose is to make sure that whatever signal strength the TV antenna captures that no further loss occurs traveling down the cable to your TV. It’s especially helpful for distant weaker channels.
Because the signal is now powered (amplified) from the antenna it can usually feed up to two TV’s with a 2 way splitter no problem.
However if you have more than two TV’s then a different type of amplifier may be also needed. This is called a Distribution Amplifier which is basically a powered splitter. A distribution amplifier makes sure that long cable runs to multiple TV’s will not reduce the signal strength to where channels are lost. This is what they use in bars and restaurants with multiple wall mounted TV’s
Do you need both? There’s a bit of science involved as it’s even possible to have too much signal, but don’t worry Skyview techs will be happy to advise you of the right set up for your application.