Originally Posted by BenJF3
I have an 8 way distribution that is home run. I will be rewiring it once my new amp comes in because TWC replaced (IE: f*cked up my old gear) with a separate splitter and amp. What they did was filter each leg of the splitter as well as the input. The only legs they didn't filter were the ones that have the DVR's on them. The system was working far better before they rigged there contraption which basically does nothing except amp the signal 15db then through the splitter which drops drop 12db. In order to solve the line drop, I had to isolate the cable modem and phone modem off a tap and then split them again because they don't have a single device with MTA built in.
The entire process of getting Sig Home installed up to the point where I fixed it myself was a nightmare and fiasco. I wish I just started the troubleshooting from the get go. I had a decent tech (Daryl), but others they sent were frigging oblivious (and no these were NOT contractors!)
Anyway, they claim the other filters are to keep none MoCa devices from interfering with the DVR's. If you get it, I would suggest taking out your MoCa network and redoing everything after the install. Even though the Sig Home techs are supposed to be specially trained, I think they won't know what to do with an existing network.
Sorry I only read a few of the first pages you posted. And now the last page.
So you have a house amp connected to your house? So its:
Tap>drop>ground block>house amp>8-way splitter>coax to devices?
I can tell you the major issues you have been having have more to do with that amp than anything.
Amp's are band-aids when it comes to cable/internet services. At Comcast where I worked as a tech for many years. ALL cable service providers use them as a band aid.....not a solution.
And you would not believe how many ebay, radio shack, best buy amps I took out of houses because they think its this magic item that will make everything better.
But most people don't know, these are amps......GARBAGE IN GARBAGE OUT.
There will always be noise, ingress, whatever you want to call it on a system. With an amp you're only making it worse.
Ive installed cable in Oprah's vacation house where I live. Its bigger than a Hampton hotel. And not a single amp was used.....its all in how the tech thinks about things and how you run it.
Also, traps (or as you call them, filters) are bad. Always have been always will be. They were never meant for the elements, but most techs put them in the elements and they go bad fast. And they get recycled. Never tested to ensure they work.
I had a trap that was blocking everything in the 500mhz freq range.....just 500-598mhz. For no reason, and it was an hbo trap too.
idk, kinda bored and registered to post this.....most likely not helpful, but whatever.
If you ever have any questions lmk. I have worked for 2 cable companies and multiple systems.
CT-4 at Comcast
CST-2 at Knology