Anything to do to improve standard cable signal?

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  1. Dan Kolacz

    Dan Kolacz Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello,

    I have 1 coax cable coming into my house that is on a 2-way splitter that goes to my TV and cable modem.

    I realize that cable is inherently noisy and a crappy signal, but is there anything I can do to improve it?

    I have heard of boosters and other inline devices...do these really work?

    If so, is there any specific unit/model you can suggest.

    Also if there is any specific configuration/setup I should be considering (other than digital cable or satellite)

    Thanks
     
  2. Darrel McBane

    Darrel McBane Second Unit

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    Biggest help to my system was one of these.
    http://cgi.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cl.p...3818913&2&3&4&
    It also gives a big improvement to the audio end of a system. Price may be more than some want to pay. But, the results merit the extra cost IMO. I also use a Mondial Magic box.
    Having your cable company come out and check the signal and replacing old cable lines can also do a lot of good. That's of course if they actually want to give you a good signal.
    Good luck.
     
  3. SteveA

    SteveA Supporting Actor

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    Make sure the splitter is a high-quality splitter - rated 5-1,000 Mhz. Also, you might want to replace the cable run to your TV with RG6-quad shield. I wired my whole house with that and my picture quality is great.
     

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