Aerial booster/amp

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by ashyboi, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. ashyboi

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    Not sure if this is the correct section but let me explain my situation.

    We have an aerial running straight from the roof to our lounge. I've split this currently with a cheap Y split. I have a cable running to my room to an LG 42LA620.

    Now this TV picks up HD, so far haven't had any bad stations, but I know I'm missing a couple from the TV in the lounge - the ukTV range and e4+1. I also know that some of these channels can be a bit patchy at times.

    Would a booster or powered amp help with receiving these channels?
     
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    The short answer is 'probably'. An amplifier will boost everything coming down the wire including any noise or interference. Given that you appear to have a good signal that is being degraded by being split the boost should help to offset that.
     
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    I also posted this on an other forum, and had a very thurough response.
    I took out the split and retuned it, got everything. Think I'm going to try a passive split, a few channels are a bit off looking.
     

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