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I got one of those thin antennae for receiving over the air digital TV broadcasts. $40 and it works like a charm. It connects to the TV via a supplied 75 ohm RG6 coax cable.
I'd like to move the antenna to the opposite wall from the TV. To do that I either need a much longer coax run (I don't want to crawl up in the attic, so it would have to run under a rug or up and around doors). But is there an option to convert the signal from the antenna to wireless, transmit it across the room to a wireless receiver and then convert it back to coax for connecting to the TV?
I had to do the same thing, move my "HD antenna" (I hate that they call them such things, I'm totally with Jack there) clear across the room from the TV, plus wanted to "hide" the coax. You do not want to lose the slightest bit of any HDTV signal, what with it being essentially go/no-go, the latter being far more annoying than a fringe "analog" broadcast ever was.
You are far better to go with extending the coax run, rather than introducing more RF "junk" into the room. I suggest a small (inexpensive) distribution amplifier. PCT-MA2-M is what I use, had it for years, it's a well-regarded unit in the "video community", under $25 at amazon.
> But is there an option to convert the signal from the antenna to wireless, transmit it across the room to a wireless receiver and then convert it back to coax for connecting to the TV?
No. You would be trying to retransmit the entire spectrum of TV channels so that your TV tuner could select any channel. Aside from cost, the FCC prohibits such a device.
I have read about a box (essentially a tuner) that can transmit _one_ channel over wireless to a companion box that connects to one of the TV's (HDMI) inputs.
It is an antenna that receives digital TV broadcasts. What would you call it?
The antenna is the same, since the radio (tv) waves are the same. What the waves carry is different. I've been using the same tv antenna in my attic for the last 26 years. It doesn't know analog from digital, doesn't care.
PS. Rabbit ears will work too.
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