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Old 23rd September 2005, 12:45   #1
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Default Boosting cable TV reception. What do I need?

Any idea's on how to go about this - I have attached a T and taken a cable line into my room from another room. However, while some channels are clear, others are real bad. I need a way to boost the signal after the T.

Anything out there that can be of use to me??
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Old 23rd September 2005, 13:15   #2
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well T comes in two qulaity, am sure u must have attached a poor qulaity avialble for 5 or 10 bucks ask for a better qulaity T i use the same in my room it maintain the quality of signal flow, i also did the same thing
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Old 23rd September 2005, 14:54   #3
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We had the same problem back home - check the quality of the cable splitter (T) AND the cable itself.

When you're using the same connection for more than one room, it would make sense to invest in the best quality cable and redo the cabling entirely (including the one to the first TV set) inside your home.
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any particular brand to look out for when buying the new stuff?
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Old 23rd September 2005, 16:50   #5
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Rtech,using a T to split the line wont help as it drops the signals you have to use a coupler to split the line inside the house as there is no signal loss if you split the line from the coupler,you can get it from your local hardware shop for say maybe about 50 bucks or more and you could opt for the Tanna brand.
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Well invest a grand towards a cable amplifier and it works wonders . Just make sure that it is connected on the main line before the split connection for the best amplification.
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thanks egangsta.

This is what I currently use (not this particular brand obviously!).


What type of coupler are you talking about?
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yea, that sounds more like what I need psycho. Think I'll hunt for one of those tomorrow. Just that I have no idea as to what brands are good and what aren't.
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Rtech the one that your using wont help much but you can use the same if your gona connect an cable amplifier like Psycho said,you could use any splitter even if it was a cheap one if your willing to spend a grand for the cable amplifier.
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can you dig up an image of what coupler you are talking about?
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Well i dont have an image as such but if you were to visit a hardware shop you would get to see it its a bit bigger then the one in the image you posted.You ask the hardware guy or the electrical shop for 1,you can see it on each floor of the bld as the cable guys use it for splitting the line on each floor.
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Hey what u need is a signal amplifier. Ask your cable wala . Along with an Amp and Splitter it will be good. I used to do this with TV in main hall and TV on my PC in Bedroom.

Shoudl vost u in between 300 to 500 bucks.

If not PM Me and I will send u one
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For cable amps, use NiG. Cheap and reliable. I dont know what brand of cable you'd get there - I brought down some excess Nokia cabling from one of our clients to see if it would solve the problem and it did.
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Thanks guys, will go amp hunting today.

Side-note: I love this forum man! Ask a totally offbeat question and get the answers I was looking for within hours!
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