Bad Reception

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Tom Bola, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Tom Bola

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    I've recently bought a 2nd tv, and have split my aeriel cable (analogue) for theis telly.

    However, this has had a bad effact on the signal which was not too bad before and is terrible on both screens now.

    Would a signal booster cure this? :blush:
     
  2. Chris Muriel

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    A decent "active splitter" would do the job.
    Passive splitters involve half of the signal that you started with going to each TV.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
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    Remember, if you amplify a bad signal, all you'll get is an "amplified bad signal" if you see what I mean.

    You may be better off with a second aerial for the second TV.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
  4. Tight Git

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    If by "split the cable" you mean you've just cut it and twisted the ends together, this is asking for trouble even in a high signal strength area.

    (You'll get an impedance mis-match which will cause reflections on vision and corruption on Teletext.)

    You must use a proper 75 Ohm splitter, either active or passive. :lesson:

    Hope this helps
     
  5. scrapbook

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    Where is your aerial? If it is in the loft or easily accesible then get your self an aerial amplifier. Works wonders!
     

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