What is a coax socket?



TV sockets are used to provide the connection between a television or signal receiver and the cable that runs to the aerial. This is why they are commonly referred to as aerial or coaxial sockets and are typically found in most homes as well as commercial premises.

What is the aerial socket on a TV called?

Coax IEC Sockets. The most common TV aerial socket type that most people will be familiar with is the Coax IEC socket. This type of outlet is most common for TV aerial connections, but is also commonly used for FM radio.

What are coaxial cables used for?

Coaxial cable is a type of copper cable specially built with a metal shield and other components engineered to block signal interference. It is primarily used by cable TV companies to connect their satellite antenna facilities to customer homes and businesses.

How do you connect coaxial cable to TV?





Connect a coaxial cable (not provided) to the ANT/CABLE IN jack on the back of your TV and to the antenna or cable TV wall jack. Plug your TV’s power adapter into a power outlet, then turn on your TV. Press INPUT to open the INPUT SOURCE list. to highlight TV, then press ENTER.

What is a coax connector called?

The F connector (also F-type connector) is a coaxial RF connector commonly used for “over the air” terrestrial television, cable television and universally for satellite television and cable modems, usually with RG-6/U cable or with RG-59/U cable.

Do you need a coaxial cable for smart TV?

If you wish to watch a live TV service through your TV like Freeview or Freesat you will need a coaxial cable connecting into your TV. If you have a TV aerial socket plate or satellite socket a coaxial flylead will be required to connect between this and your TV.

Do all TVs have an aerial socket?





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What is a TV return socket?

The ‘return’ socket is a Belling female connector, and will accept a Belling male connector (an ordinary aerial plug). See the information about the ‘slave’ outlets elsewhere in this leaflet. In a corner of the living room near a mains socket you will find the TV aerial wallplate.

What are the different types of aerial connectors?



The most common connector types are these:

  • Type N.
  • UHF (PL259)
  • TNC.
  • Reverse Polarity TNC (RPTNC)
  • BNC.
  • SMA.
  • Reverse Polarity SMA (RPSMA)


Why does my aerial socket not work?

Make sure the cable of the aerial is properly connected



​So, when there’s no image on the TV, the first thing you need to look for is a loose cable. Look at the back of the TV and make sure the cable is in its place. If not, find the cable and put it back where it should be.

What is an aerial splitter?

Aerial splitters are used to distribute incoming signals between end receivers. These are commonly installed to split a single signal from an aerial or digibox between multiple outlets, where a house or commercial building has more than one television which requires an aerial signal from a lone supply cable.

How many TVs can run off antenna?



The number of TV outlets that can run off one TV antenna is theoretically unlimited, as long as the antenna has been set up correctly from the start to give a quality signal.

Can 2 TVs use one antenna?

Connecting a coaxial splitter to your TV antenna is a simple task. All you need to do is attach the splitter to the coaxial cable from your TV antenna. You can then attach coaxial cables to the splitter and route them to any of your TVs throughout your house. This allows you to watch TV on any of the TVs in your home.