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Hello all,


There are currently 6 TV's in the house and I want to make sure I've done all my splits as best as I can. I'm located in Chatham, so unfortunetally no digial TV (yay for me!) so getting the most out of my setup is a must.

2x 6200, 1x 6412, 1x 1700, 2x no box

I've attached a picture (done quickly in Paint) to better explain my setup.



Currently all my boxes are reporting between

SRN: -17dB to -20dB (Fair)
ARG: 26% (Good)

Is there ANYTHING that I can do with my setup to improve my singal quality.

And Phone/Internet is working perfectly fine, even with that extra splitter.
 

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You should likely have Cogeco in to do what they can. Normally the internet would be the first split, then the next splits would go to the various TVs, but they may have something along the lines of an amplified splitter, or an amp followed by a splitter but a multi-out splitter instead of all the various splitters you have.
 

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Thanks for the info 57.

I had already called Cogeco and their responce was "Well, unless there's actually a problem with your singal, which I don't see, we can't send someone out".

Guess I'll do some more digging to see if I can install an amp splitter myself...
 

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If you're going to do this yourself, some quick bits of advice.

- try to make the internet the first split and without amplification.
- any cable TV downstream of that two way splitter can then be amped.
- don't scrimp on the amp - cheap amps may do more harm than good (especially regarding the return signal)
- there are amps that can be used upstream of internet too, but they are typically quite expensive - a couple hundred $.
 

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I believe that one of the forum sponsors - SaveAndReplay handles distribution amps. They are OTA specialists, but I believe the equipment in question can be used for cable. Prices seem to be good.
 

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you can get a really great quality 6-way splitter antronix makes them, you can put that after the line amplifer, and it will remove some of the clutter from all the excess splitters in your diagrahm.

in theory you only really need 2 splitters, a 2-way at the entrance (3-way if you have Digital phone service) to the modem, the other leg off your first splitter goes to the amp, then to your 6-way feeding all your TV's. that way, you will have balanced signal among each port.
 

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Found this on Tiger Direct Canada

Motorola 484095-001-00 Signal Booster - Cable + 15db Broadband Drop Amplifier
Item Number: M152-1000

Don't think I can post links?

Yay? Nay?


Paolo, I'll be doing some cable re-work no doubt XD and getting ride of some splitter.
 

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FYI, I installed the amp last Friday and it seems the picture quality is better, especially on the larger 52" TV's. I'm receiving a "Good" status now on all my receivers too.

I am starting to look at Bell for satellite TV however and dropping my Cogeco package down to basic for the winter. Then in the spring install an antenna in the attic so I can pick up the local CBC (not available on Bell), get ride of Cogeco completely for TV.
 
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