Getting all devices and signal sources to work together is not easy. This chapter's
aim is to sort things out, and it covers most kinds of interfaces and connectors,
including: (1) terrestrial antenna parts, (2) different ways of connecting the set-top
boxes to the TV sets and display devices, and (3) wireless solutions. When several
receivers are to be connected to the same satellite dish there is a need for special
LNBs and switches. Chapter 9 includes all necessary information to set up multireceiver
systems capable of handling any need to receive several channels simultaneously from
one or more satellites. There is also a discussion on how to interface more advanced
satellite receivers (media gateways) and other set-top boxes with broadband access.
Chapter 9 includes 33 illustrations, 3 of which in the color insert, including several
diagrams that show how devices can be connected.
In most modern homes, there are radio and TV signals either from terrestrial transmitters,
satellite, cable or broadband.