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Cable connection in another room

Hi,

I rented an apartment that has cable connection in a small room but doesn't have it in the living room (don't ask why). Obviously i'd like to have TV in the living room and I wonder how I can do that.

One option - "extension cable" from one room to another Does anybody know whether you can buy such cable here and how much does it cost?

Another option - ask cable company to make an extra cable plug. Any idea how much that may cost? Knowing swiss prices and speed and not knowing french I feel reluctant about that...

Did anybody have to manage such problem?

Thanks.
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Old 04.04.2007, 23:50
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Re: Cable connection in another room

you should be able to get this cable you need at interdiscount, media markt, jumbo, coop, migros. Just maybe get a splitter to branch into two outlets though, (1 in 2 out) and look to see if it is a male or female connection on all items (TV's, wall jack, splitter etc)
you can sometimes drill through the walls to make your route shorter, but watch for pipes, wires, explosives etc inside.
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Hi,

I rented an apartment that has cable connection in a small room but doesn't have it in the living room (don't ask why). Obviously i'd like to have TV in the living room and I wonder how I can do that.

One option - "extension cable" from one room to another Does anybody know whether you can buy such cable here and how much does it cost?

Another option - ask cable company to make an extra cable plug. Any idea how much that may cost? Knowing swiss prices and speed and not knowing french I feel reluctant about that...

Did anybody have to manage such problem?

Thanks.
Only issue with asking the cable company is
a) You must ask your landlord first.
b) They will pass the work on to a local electrician and add a margin...
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Re: Cable connection in another room

Is this cable very expensive - I will need quite a lot of it...
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Re: Cable connection in another room

please quantify "a lot". 20m pre-made would cost I guess about 30 francs. Make-your-own is cheaper and it's easy to do - plus you get the length you need.

I make [so "terminate"] my own TV cables, satellite cables and network cables.
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Re: Cable connection in another room

I will probably need in a ballpark of 20m.
How do you make your own?
I am not technically illiterate but had never dealt with TV cables specifically...
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I will probably need in a ballpark of 20m.
How do you make your own?
I am not technically illiterate but had never dealt with TV cables specifically...
don't waste your money on making your own since they are not generally as good as premade (if you are all thumbs) plus the extra costs of the tools and the time are a waste unless you make them all the time.
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Re: Cable connection in another room

I've been thinking about this and I've seen these wireless video extender systems at Media Markt that you plug your SCART cable in and then can transmit the TV signals out of the cable box from one room to another.

A quick google turned up this link, no doubt there are many more. Maybe it can solve your problem.

http://www.withandwithoutwires.com/w...o-senders.html

Just out of interest does anybody use these things? If so are they any good, particularly in a Swiss apartment block with reinforced concrete walls?
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Re: Cable connection in another room

It is worth approaching your landlord and explaining the problem. It may well be that they are aware of this, but until someone complains, they won't do anything.
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I've been thinking about this and I've seen these wireless video extender systems at Media Markt that you plug your SCART cable in and then can transmit the TV signals out of the cable box from one room to another.

A quick google turned up this link, no doubt there are many more. Maybe it can solve your problem.

http://www.withandwithoutwires.com/w...o-senders.html

Just out of interest does anybody use these things? If so are they any good, particularly in a Swiss apartment block with reinforced concrete walls?
I was just going to suggest just that !!

From my experience they work perfectly as long as u dont try to use through concrete floors, but with walls, no problem cos most arent concrete but brick.
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Re: Cable connection in another room

A Swiss friend of mine recently thought of getting the cable connection from her living room to watch TV in her bedroom, approached the Landlord and the electrician did it all for her (the distance covered around 14ft.), for as he put it ' only 1000CHF'. The friend lives in Zurich near Kirche Fluntern.

Am relatively new here, so not sure if that's the norm, atleast that's one concrete example I am aware of.
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Re: Cable connection in another room

What I did and that was 12 years ago so my kids could each have a tv in their rooms, from cable connection in wall, put two T pieces in the box, run 6 metres cable,put anthoer T piece and run each with cable to separate tv.

Drilled small hole in wall, you don't need to contact landlord, as long as you fill in before you leave.

No quality loss on tv, full contingent of about 40+ channels.

Total cost about 50CHFrs.
Number of tv's from one cable connection 4.

Easy peasy.
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Re: Cable connection in another room

I found what seems to be a cable plug box in the living room, where I want to have a connection. However it does not have a cable plug, there is just the end of cable inside this box. I wonder how can I know for sure that it is the TV cable (I can't think what else can it be) and then how do I make an actual "plug" into which I can connect the TV cable. Is it something that just the electrician can do?

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Re: Cable connection in another room

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I've been thinking about this and I've seen these wireless video extender systems at Media Markt that you plug your SCART cable in and then can transmit the TV signals out of the cable box from one room to another.

A quick google turned up this link, no doubt there are many more. Maybe it can solve your problem.

http://www.withandwithoutwires.com/w...o-senders.html

Just out of interest does anybody use these things? If so are they any good, particularly in a Swiss apartment block with reinforced concrete walls?
I'm no expert, but AFAIK these wireless transmitters will only transmit one channel at any one time, and not the entire band. So you can't, say, watch one channel on TV and record another channel on your VCR if both are in your living room.

Just my 2 centimes.
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