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Booster Problems

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by wogit, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. wogit

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    This is driving me crazy. Please help.

    I have had cables put in for TV and Sky to 4 points at my house.

    A booster is required for both pictures. When the TV booster is off the sky picture is perfect but when on its terrible with loads of interference.

    Whats the problem and cure?

    Cheers

    Wogit
     
  2. DucatiEVO

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    Never liked boosters myself, but normally there is a gain adjustment on them. If this is set wrong the pic would be terrible!! Maybe worth checking.
     
  3. Member 34135

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    Sounds like you could be overloading the input, try an inline attenuator and see if that cures it, I have seen this a lot with boosters. If you apply too much signal on an RF input you can get all sorts of intermodulation problems that will screw up the picture.

    If you can't find an attenuator, PM me, I think I have some in stock.

    Regards,
    Andy.
     
  4. MikeyB

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    Hi,

    Yeah, does sound like it's boosting it too much.

    I have a booster for the TV upstairs, taking the RF out of the Sky box. With the gain set right for terrestrial, it's got lots of interference on the Sky picture.
    Turn the gain down so it's good on Sky, and the terrestrial is bad & snowy!
     
  5. bobgriffiths

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    You can get variable attenuators that plug in line you Could also be RF out put frequencies of various pieces of equipment interfering with each other see here

    http://www.kat5.tv/taboo_guide.html
     
  6. mark.carline

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    What kind of amp are you using ?

    Is it an SLX type with digital bypass ??
     

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