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Old 02-01-2012, 11:10 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a basic Time Warner Cable run into my main room, which I then have a 4-way splitter that puts the signal into 3 nearby rooms.
I have the AverTV Volar Max USB tuner on my Dell i5 laptop.
The picture looks great, however, especially for HDTV, it pixelates every few seconds which affects motion areas and sound.
When I connect that same cable to my HDTV, the picture looks fine and never drops or pixelates.
(I do not subscribe to cable. I get cable via Clear broadcast because I do subscribe to a cable modem. So, I get about 13 channels).

I thought it might be my laptop, so I then connected it to my desktop system (Intel Core2Duo 3.1GHz) and it does the same thing as the laptop.

I am pointing the finger at the AverTV module. Sound correct?
Do you think a signal booster would help at all?

I am trying to get this up and running so I can view SuperBowl on my projector.

How about something like this?

Or this one with an extra port...
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:55 PM
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Before you put an amplifier in, try not using the 4 way split (connect the tuner direct). If 7 more dB gets rid of the pixelation, then add an amp. If not, it may be the tuner.
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Most likely low signal. Do what is siggested above.


Also, be aware that even though you have the cable connection for the modem, plugging in the cable into a TV or tuner is considered theft. If they ever find out, they can sue you for lost business revenue.

If you don't want to be sued, the same 13 channels you get now, are most likely free over the air channels.

6 TV's in the house on FiOS and we only pay $4.99/month to connect them all!!! Power to the CableCard and WMC7!!!
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