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post #5791 of 5796 Old 11-06-2016, 07:19 PM
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I've learned a lot from these posts. Thanks, everybody. I've never thought about my TV. I'm a hi-fi guy, and I've thought a lot about signal fidelity in my stereo system...but never a thought to how the TV system works. I'm a lot more aware now.

I liked the suggestion about the splitter. Easy and inexpensive. And it brought me to the realization that these days I'm only using one TV, yet I have an old, el cheapo, three-way splitter in the signal path.

So, out the splitter came, replaced by a simple coupler, and, voila, instant improvement. Channels 3 and 47 are looking solid. So, a good solution for my situation was simple. It could have been obvious, but, like I said, I'm not used to thinking about my TV system.

Thank you for all the help.
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Cheap thing to try, replace the splitter.
And for Mr Video, my reference to "pre HD" was for time, not type.
I've not seen passive splitters fail and I have plenty of them in use.

Thanks for the pre-HD clarification.

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I've not seen passive splitters fail and I have plenty of them in use.

Thanks for the pre-HD clarification.
The only reason I thought to try that was that at one of my jobs we were having serious internet issues. Went up with the Charter tech into the attic, found multiple splitters that were used at one time when we also had tv. Took them out, oingo boingo, rock solid.
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In your case, cascading splitters resulted in signal loss. There was at least a 2db loss for each splitter that the signal went through. That is if the splitters were only 2 tap. More db loss if they were multi-tap.

In this case, a single 2-tap splitter shouldn't be an issue.

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Did anyone see a new low power digital channel 36 (PSIP'ed to 8)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WZCK-LD

Some area engineers figure they're on Charter's old small tower off of Tokay Blvd.
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Did anyone see a new low power digital channel 36 (PSIP'ed to 8)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WZCK-LD

Some area engineers figure they're on Charter's old small tower off of Tokay Blvd.
I'm able to pick up the new channel 8 (and its many subchannels) here on the near west side (near Midvale & Mineral Point) with my TV tuner card and a Leaf Metro antenna in the window.
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