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Satellite type connections in flat in Poland


tonykenny 18 | 131  
12 Oct 2008 /  #1
Hi,
I have a question regarding the various connections available in my flat. There is the usual TV/Radio connection ont he wall and then next to that another box with downward facing satellite type connections.

I tried connecting my Polsat digital receiver and got a bit of a spark! So, I instructed the decoder to NOT send power to the LNB and tried again, no signal on any satellites that I can see (or maybe I didn't wait long enough to find out). There is a large satellite dish on the roof but I'm not sure if this is what is piped into these connections.

Anybody have any (sensible) suggestions as to what these connections may be? Is there anything else that is sent down cables that are identical to satellite connectors?

many thanks

Tony
benszymanski 8 | 465  
12 Oct 2008 /  #2
probably cable TV for the block. You should check with your building manager.
OP tonykenny 18 | 131  
12 Oct 2008 /  #3
Thanks,

I'll have a word with the landlady and get the contact details.

T

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Polish satellite / cable TV connections

Hello again
I did ask about this briefly before but I'll try again with a little more detail.

In my flat there are two types of connections for the TV. One is very big and old, kinda like the UK UHF TV connection but a lot bigger! From this I am receiving a poor quality terrestial TV signal.

Next to this is another box with its outlets pointing downwards. These outlets are idential to the UK satellite TV female connection. The type that required you to screw on a male connector. Pun not intended.

I have tried connecting a polsat decoder to these conenctions, with and without LNB power and there is no signal from any of the recognised satellites. Is this maybe some sort of cabel TV connection? Do I need a decoder? A friend at work says I just connect this directly to my TV but I'm not convinced, surely it's the wrong type of connection and impedence? ohh, when i tried a few months ago, accidentally with the LNB power option on, I got a little spark.... oops. Maybe it -was- satellite...

I can post pictures on here of the connections if needs be.

thanks in advance for any advice

Tony
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
30 Jan 2009 /  #4
In my flat there are two types of connections for the TV. One is very big and old, kinda like the UK UHF TV connection but a lot bigger! From this I am receiving a poor quality terrestial TV signal.

This is an old tv standard socket. Central distributed, amplified air TV signal installation called zbiorcza or AZART. Now abandoned.

Next to this is another box with its outlets pointing downwards. These outlets are idential to the UK satellite TV female connection. The type that required you to screw on a male connector.

This is new one, called kablówka. End point of the another, independent installation. Often physically disconnected in basement concentrator until you pay abonament for cable tv provider.

I have tried connecting a polsat decoder to these conenctions, with and without LNB power and there is no signal from any of the recognised satellites. Is this maybe some sort of cabel TV connection? Do I need a decoder? A friend at work says I just connect this directly to my TV but I'm not convinced, surely it's the wrong type of connection and impedence? ohh, when i tried a few months ago, accidentally with the LNB power option on, I got a little spark.... oops. Maybe it -was- satellite...

Don't deliver supply to this socket. There isn't any possibility to receive satellite signal to feed polsat decoder. You need the dish. Just connect this socket directly to TV and run UHF band tunning. Band should be densely covered by tv programs.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455  
30 Jan 2009 /  #5
This reminds me - one thing I like about Poland is the way that they're still offering analogue cable connections. A box is fine and well, but given the slowness of cable boxes to change channel - then analogue is far preferable.

Having said this, INEA Poznań offer absolutely nothing worthwhile on digital cable anyway. Anyone used to Virgin Media's offering in the UK will know what I mean :(
OP tonykenny 18 | 131  
31 Jan 2009 /  #6
Just connect this socket directly to TV and run UHF band tunning. Band should be densely covered by tv programs.

I connected each of these 2 satellite type connections in turn and performed a full scan across all frequencies. Strange to note that this TV also covered VHF and UHF, in fact it scanned the amateur radio 2m band too! But, no signals received from either socker.

Next I reconnected to the old style connection and got one good signal and 2 poor. I suspect this is due to the cable supplying this socket throughout the building picking up some signals and there is no antenna connected. I suspect this mainly because if i disconnect the cable from the wall, there is only a little degradation in signal.

So, looks like I'll need to track down the admins and purchase cable.

Tony

I am considering purchasing a set top antenna today. If I am lucky enough to get a decent reception, are there many channels? Ideally I need children's television to support my study of Polish.

thanks again

T
hmm, or is that childrens' television...
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
31 Jan 2009 /  #7
If I am lucky enough to get a decent reception, are there many channels?

Gdańsk, PAL, D/K

TVP1 - VHF, channel 10
TVP2 - UHF, channel 37
TVP3 - UHF, channel 52
TV4 - UHF, channel 22, low power transmitter
TVN - UHF, channel 59, low power transmitter
Polsat - UHF, channel 30, low power transmitter
OP tonykenny 18 | 131  
1 Feb 2009 /  #8
Thanks :)

I made a make shift antenna to catch what I could. Strangely enough, 2 of the channels you say are low power give me the best signal. Maybe I happen to be near the transmitter.

With a bit of luck, i can get cable soon if it's not too pricey. I simply must learn Polish as fast as possible... if i can get over this hurdle of lost confidence and getting annoyed with total lack of any decent explanation of noun casings. ---> moving this toic to another thread :)

T
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455  
1 Feb 2009 /  #9
Cable is pretty cheap - at least, TV+internet here is pretty cheap :) But...there still is absolutely nothing on cable :/
OP tonykenny 18 | 131  
1 Feb 2009 /  #10
all I need really is kids cartoons and maybe music channels. Something I can listen to in an attempt to learn more of the language. I am studying too but after a long day at work, I'm too knackered to do it the old fashioned way by myself from books and almost everybody at work speaks English to me in the office.
Harry  
2 Feb 2009 /  #11
children's television
...
hmm, or is that childrens' television...

Neither actually. As it is television for children, rather than television belonging to children, there is no need to use any possessive form at all.
OP tonykenny 18 | 131  
3 Feb 2009 /  #12
but in speach we'd say "childrens television". So how would we write that? I guess just as it is, as a plural.

*cough*sombloodyteacherIam*cough*
Harry  
3 Feb 2009 /  #13
Yes it would be plural. In the same way as visitors book.
benszymanski 8 | 465  
3 Feb 2009 /  #14
Yes it would be plural

Just playing devil's advocate here - surely the plural of child is just "children". So where has the s come from if it's not genitive?
OP tonykenny 18 | 131  
3 Feb 2009 /  #15
he's got a point....
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
3 Feb 2009 /  #16
A dictionary for children is called a "children's dictionary" nuff said.
OP tonykenny 18 | 131  
4 Feb 2009 /  #17
Bloody English....

right... back to studying Polish.... here come more pulling out of hair, now i see why they turn to vodka!

Anyway, thanks for the TV connection advice :)
Harry  
4 Feb 2009 /  #18
A dictionary for children is called a "children's dictionary" nuff said.

Slightly different in that children are supposed to own such dictionaries. Hence the things are supposed to be the possessions of children.

While children might own the televisions which they watch, they don't own the programs on those TVs....

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