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TV aerial, not camping.

Postby kentishvanman » 11 Jun 2019, 09:45

Hi,
Need help please from the electronic tech experts.
Have purchased one of those £6+ aerials mentioned elsewhere on the forum.
Works fine in the camper with the Avtex
Question. Could I use it with a 240v TV which only has 2 HDMI sockets on the rear. The aerial needs to be connected to a usb socket ie can one get usb to HDMI adapters. I don't even know if usb and HDMI are compatible.
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Re: TV aerial, not camping.

Postby 937carrera » 11 Jun 2019, 10:02

They're not

USB is power and does data transfer according to one standard, HDMI, is a purely audio/video data transfer medium that carries no power.

You can get the 5v you need from a mains USB charging plug.
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Re: TV aerial, not camping.

Postby kentishvanman » 11 Jun 2019, 10:41

937carrera wrote:They're not

USB is power and does data transfer according to one standard, HDMI, is a purely audio/video data transfer medium that carries no power.

You can get the 5v you need from a mains USB charging plug.


Hi,
Thanks, I think.
Does this mean that I cannot use the cheapo aerial with the 240v tv
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Re: TV aerial, not camping.

Postby R0B » 11 Jun 2019, 10:46

You can. As long as you have a USB point. As mentioned you can use a 240v USB adaptor. something like this.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-Power-Su ... ctupt=true
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Re: TV aerial, not camping.

Postby ash1293 » 11 Jun 2019, 11:01

Double check your TV as sometimes they will have a USB service port - ie not used for playing content etc but may still provide you with power.
Or as previously stated a simple plug in USB psu will do the job.
If you want a neater solution you could always replace or have replaced your socket on the wall with one with a built in USB power port.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MK-INTEGRATED-USB-DOUBLE-SWITCH-SOCKET-WHITE-K2744/264356642662?epid=23031294209&hash=item3d8ce23f66:g:AbIAAOSwjlBco1Tm&frcectupt=true
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Re: TV aerial, not camping.

Postby kentishvanman » 11 Jun 2019, 11:54

Hi,
I get there eventually. Dont laugh to loudly at my stupidity.
I have just cottoned on. The usb on the aerial lead is to give power to said aerial. I was thinking that it was for transferring 'stuff' from aerial to tv. We have adapters that we use for the mobile phones.
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