Just wanted to start by saying this site has been great in helping me get my Home Theater up and running. The information available here is simply amazing!!
That being said I have a problem and I can't find an answer in the forums anywhere.
I have a system set up where my DirectTV receiver is in the basement and I take the output from that receiver and distribute it throughout the house (4 TV's). I have an IR repeater system (Xantech Xtra Link) that runs through the coax so I can control the receiver in the basement from any TV in the house.
While the signal is GREAT on the two TV's close to the basement receiver, the two other TV's that are farther away get fuzzy.
I think, from everything I have read, I should be able to help this by installing a line amplifier between the Direct TV receiver OUTPUT and the four coax lines that run to the TV's.
The first question is does this sound correct, or am I missing something? The second question is because I am just sending a signal to all the TV's on just channel 3 should I get a special amplifier that would just focus on this one channel, or will any in line amplifier work? The last question is because I am using the Xtra Link that has to pass signals back down the coax will an amplifier block that signal, or are they two way?
Any help you guys can give me would be SOOOOO appreciated!!!