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Forum: HDTV Technical   02-27-2015, 09:10 AM
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Posted By egnlsn
As ProjectSHO89 said, any CATV drop amp would do...

As ProjectSHO89 said, any CATV drop amp would do just fine. Just either get one like your Electroline (with 8 outs) or a single output one and put an 8-way splitter on the output. That is, after...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-24-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 396
Posted By egnlsn
You're absolutely right about that. Sorry if I...

You're absolutely right about that. Sorry if I caused any confusion.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-23-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 461
Posted By egnlsn
<br /> <br /> Congrats! Enjoy your new...

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Congrats! Enjoy your new OTA.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2015, 02:13 PM
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Posted By egnlsn
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2015, 07:12 AM
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Posted By egnlsn
Are the 2 HDMI outputs on the 838 created by a...

Are the 2 HDMI outputs on the 838 created by a splitter, or does it have an internal matrix switcher?
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-17-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 577
Posted By egnlsn
How did you end up connecting it all? What are...

How did you end up connecting it all? What are the numbers on the cable modem? Did you get one of those HCDA-1FRA-AG amps you mentioned?

What you read on the cable modem is a snapshot of...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-11-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By egnlsn
Each channel will need its own decoder. Usually,...

Each channel will need its own decoder. Usually, content providers (where you get the programming from) have programming packages, which means that you pay for a package and you can have as many...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-10-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By egnlsn
They work just fine. Many people have used a VCR...

They work just fine. Many people have used a VCR for that.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-07-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By egnlsn
Channel Master amps (the 3400 series) (as well as...

Channel Master amps (the 3400 series) (as well as the connectors that CM sells) are made by PCT (who bought CM several years ago). PCT is a major CATV equipment manufacturer.
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-07-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By egnlsn
An amp with multiple outs, such as the Channel...

An amp with multiple outs, such as the Channel Master 3414, is simply a standard 15dB drop amp with a splitter on the output. That's why they indicate +11.5 or +8 or +4dB on each of the outs. An...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-04-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 577
Posted By egnlsn
In post #33...

In post #33 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=33) , it sounded like the cable came into the house and hit a 4-way splitter, with 1 leg going to the cable modem. All...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-04-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By egnlsn
The TVFool report he posted has the channels in...

The TVFool report he posted has the channels in that direction coming in with power levels in the -40 to -69dBm range. The first channel listed from that direction comes in with a power level of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-03-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By egnlsn
An antenna preamp is designed for only a couple...

An antenna preamp is designed for only a couple dozen or so channels, while a CATV distribution amp such as the Channel Master one referred to (more commonly called a Drop Amp) is designed for 77...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-01-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 396
Posted By egnlsn
That's all true as well. That information...

That's all true as well. That information (knowing what colors go where) does, however, come in handy when buying a module to terminate all those cables. A? B? USOC?

As you wrote, "As long as...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-01-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By egnlsn
Look into HDBaseT (HD via twisted pair, such as...

Look into HDBaseT (HD via twisted pair, such as CAT6)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-01-2015, 10:06 AM
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Posted By egnlsn
I'm not seeing any problems in Taylorsville.

I'm not seeing any problems in Taylorsville.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   02-01-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By egnlsn
That is a Mini-mod system. PAL is the TV...

That is a Mini-mod system. PAL is the TV standard for Somalia, and that is PAL equipment. Looking at the specifications, it appears to be very comparable to what is used here in the U.S.

I would...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   02-01-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 396
Posted By egnlsn
Yes. The standard for telephone cabling is 568A....

Yes. The standard for telephone cabling is 568A. If they are wired 568A, it isn't that they did it wrong -- it just isn't right for a network application.

The pinout for 568A is
1 Wht/Org
2...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-31-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 577
Posted By egnlsn
That meter is useless for your needs. It will...

That meter is useless for your needs. It will identify cables and tell you if they're good (continuity), but that's it.

It would be a better idea to have a cable tech come out and get things...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-30-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 577
Posted By egnlsn
Signal, signal strength, and signal level are...

Signal, signal strength, and signal level are often used to indicate the same thing. Power is an absolute value or measurement, while signal level (or signal strength) is a voltage value relative to...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-30-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 577
Posted By egnlsn
Your description of multiple images suggests...

Your description of multiple images suggests ingress, which is unwanted signals that are floating around in the air getting into the cable somewhere. The numbers on the cable modem are excellent,...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-26-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 472
Posted By egnlsn
The price tag of <$1k per channel (includes...

The price tag of <$1k per channel (includes bluray player) makes using ZeeVee modulators quite appealing.

The matrix in an HDBT system doesn't contain all of the sources. The sources are their...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-25-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 472
Posted By egnlsn
That is if only 1 4-channel ZeeVee was used. He...

That is if only 1 4-channel ZeeVee was used. He could do as many channels as he wanted. If he wants 12 channels, it would still be less than going the HDBT route. He could start out with 4, then...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   01-25-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 577
Posted By egnlsn
If the test port has no return path, as olyteddy...

If the test port has no return path, as olyteddy said, you don't want to connect your cable modem to that. If you're going to run a new line to the attic and install a 2-way splitter there, connect...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   01-25-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 472
Posted By egnlsn
Yes. It would be like a mini-cable TV system. ...

Yes. It would be like a mini-cable TV system. Each source would be on its own TV channel, and at each room, you would just select the channel you need for that room.

You could have just 1 pc,...
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