How To Connect Cable TV
Need to know how to connect cable tv? Connecting cable TV in your home is usually fairly simple. This is because coaxial cable with simple screw on connectors are normally used. Follow these steps to learn about how to connect cable TV.
What you will need
- Coaxial cable
- Coaxial cable splitter
- Cable amplifier
- If you are setting up a new cable TV service, have an installer come to your home to set up the cable TV initially. This service may be included in the price of activation or cable TV service. They should be able to connect at least the first TV.
- To connect cable TV yourself after initial installation by the company, measure the distance from the cable line in your home to a TV. The cable TV line is often accessible in your ceiling or roof. You should find a place where two cables connect to measure from.
- Install a cable splitter onto the cable where it comes into your house. This would be where you measured from before. You can purchase splitters with two or more outputs. The number of outputs you need depends on how many TVs you will be connecting to cable.
- Connect the cable that was connected to the cable where it enters your home to one of the outputs on the splitter. Connect another cable that will cover the distance to the second TV to the other output on the splitter.
- Run the cable through ceilings, floors, or walls, depending on what makes sense in your home. It is often easiest to run cable through the ceiling.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the TV. Test the connection to the TV before finishing up, simply by turning on the TV and checking channels.
Tip: To improve signal quality over long distances, a cable amplifier can be used near where the cable enters your home This device is designed to increase the signal quality of the cable TV.