How to Get Rid of Cable Wires & Still Have Cable


Cable TV is a simple thing to distribute throughout the house. Riding on RG-6 coaxial cable, digital cable can be sent in a wireless fashion with the right sending and receiving gear. In so doing, cable TV is still accessible throughout the house, without the need for individual wires in each room. Although channel changing is limited to one channel shared for all TVs at a time, this may be acceptable if wiring is impossible to distribute.

Things You'll Need

  • Radio frequency distribution kit
  • Cable box
  • Additional RF receivers (as needed)
  • Screw the incoming coaxial cable into the coaxial "IN" port on the rear of the cable box.

  • Screw the coax "OUT" to the "IN" on the RF sending module. Set the channel switch to "1" on the sending module.

  • Connect the included composite A/V cable from the rear of the individual receiving modules to the televisions in each room. Set the receiving modules to receive channel 1, as sent from the sending module. More receiving modules may need to be purchased, since the kit only comes with one sender and one receiver.

  • Connect the included infrared blaster to the sending module's IR port. Remove the adhesive backing and stick it over the IR sensor on the front of the cable box, indicated by a small shiny black piece of plastic. This allows channel changing from any room equipped with a receiving module.

  • Plug the sending and all receiving modules into AC power, using the included AC adapters. Turn all units on.

  • Aim the sender's paddle in the general direction of the receivers. Perfection is not required in aiming; fine tune as needed to receive a good picture on all sets by rotating the receiver paddles in the direction of the sender.

Tips & Warnings

  • Change channels on the sender and receivers to optimize the signal, should channel 1 be sub-par.

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