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cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

Good evening,

I am moving in to a new apartment and want to install a Cablecom Horizon set top TV and internet box. The instructions ask to connect it to the wall using a coaxial cable but the trouble is there is no coaxial socket in the living areas. The only coaxial cable I can see is in a cabinet that also houses the circuit breakers in another part of the apartment. There also appears to be coaxial cable that is split in to the same four plugs that are in the wall socket.

Does anyone know how I can connect my set top box to this set up?

Below are some photos of the set up in the apartment.

Thanks for the assistance.
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

Your centre picture shows the cable socket - the two holes at 9 & 10 O'clock are coaxial cable sockets for TV and radio and the other one at 3 O'clock is for internet and probably Horizon box, which can be conected with it's supplied cable (probably white cable with brass right-angled connectors on each end)
I use the same for my Cc. HD Mediabox, which is the predecessor of the Horizon box.

It looks like you're landlord may be pulling a fast one by advertising the apartment as 'cable-ready' ...... you just need long extension cables.

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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

Thanks for the response. The extension cables would need to be very long. I could see it working well with an WiFi Internet modem, but not with a TV set top box.

I was wondering if it may be an option to connect the internet feed to the four plug feed in the cabinet and then this would distribute the feed to the other rooms in the apartment.
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

Apart from the obvious 3-way cable/internet socket, it's hard to tell how any of your other suggestions may or may not work.

Your best course of action would be to check with landlord/agent as to what you,re expected to do.
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

Go to your local cablecom office, show them the picture in the middle, they got
adaptors for free.
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

I believe the fist and the last images you have are for the fibre optic internet connection that EVZ provides.

The way I look at it you have 2 options:

Option1) You can probably run a coax cable from the TV connection (image3) to the room where the TV is in by following the green network cable back from the room (image1) into the connecting box (image3) and then just connecting the new coax cable to the white coax cable box (image2). Cheapest option.

Option2) get one of those coax to cat(network) converters (see image below) and connect one from coax box (image1) to the cat green cable (image3) for the room. and also connect the other side in the same way to give you a coax end from cat connection. Easiest option.

It depends on how capable you are with doing those things and if you have a hook&snake cable lead to follow the cable from one place to another.

Alternatively if you are not able, then get an electrician and have him do the work for you. Will not be cheap though and if you are renting then you will need to get the permission of the landlord.


coax to cat/network, cat/network to coax converter

p.s. sorry if this is too technical, I hope you can understand what I am trying to say.
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

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Go to your local cablecom office, show them the picture in the middle, they got
adaptors for free.
Fully agree, they probably will give you an adapter similar to the one I have in my last post.
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

have a look at this link, I think this was the original design for the box you have. but they somehow did not put the coax end in the rooms
http://www.zidatech.ch/de/downloads/...mit_switch.pdf

and more detail at the bottom of this pdf: http://community.upc-cablecom.ch/fil...Homewiring.pdf plus the differnet types of connection in this pdf http://electrolan.ch/mam_wfch/eh/akt...universmcs.pdf
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

I got a new horizon box a few months ago and even though it was fresh out of the box it didn't connect to any of the connectors in my flat either.

I called them (no English) and got them to send a new cable (free) which did the trick.

Not the best box packaging one might say...
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

Thank you for the responses.
I visited Cablecom, they were no help.
I have done some further investigation on the web, it seems that the apartment is wired with BKS MMC 3000 Pro cabling. I guess I need a cable with the MMC input plug at one end and the other end would be a standard coaxial cable. Now the difficulty is where to fine one of these. I am trying to avoid buying online so I can make sure I buy the right parts.
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

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Thank you for the responses.
I visited Cablecom, they were no help.
I have done some further investigation on the web, it seems that the apartment is wired with BKS MMC 3000 Pro cabling. I guess I need a cable with the MMC input plug at one end and the other end would be a standard coaxial cable. Now the difficulty is where to fine one of these. I am trying to avoid buying online so I can make sure I buy the right parts.
Ask your landlord / agency who wired up the apartment with the network, then ask them for the adapter to the Cablecom co-ax
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

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Thank you for the responses.
I visited Cablecom, they were no help.
I have done some further investigation on the web, it seems that the apartment is wired with BKS MMC 3000 Pro cabling. I guess I need a cable with the MMC input plug at one end and the other end would be a standard coaxial cable. Now the difficulty is where to fine one of these. I am trying to avoid buying online so I can make sure I buy the right parts.
Well, If I were you I would try to visit a shop like Conrad (www.conrad.ch) they have a couple of physical shops in Switzerland but not sure if you live close to any of them. They tend to have all the gimmicks and gadgets and if you show them the pictures then I am sure they would be able to advise you.

good luck in anycase and do keep us updated with any solution you find.
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

Our coaxial cable was broken and following your advice we went there to ask for a replacement and they gave us one for free. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

You indeed have an MMC system (I'm jealous). You will need an adaptor on both ends.

BKS has an on line shop here:
https://bks-shop.abacuscity.ch/de/home

What you'll need is a TV/SAT "balun".
Bascially you can use these cables for anything. TV. Audio, Network...
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Re: cablecom No coaxial cable by TV

get an electrician to do it. Why waste so much time and effort.
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