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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-25-2014, 09:13 AM
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Posted By egnlsn
According to their website (http://thistv.com/#),...

According to their website (http://thistv.com/#), KSL is their partner station, with them being on 5.3 OTA and 105 on Comcast.

It doesn't say when that will happen, though. It's not there now,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-24-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By egnlsn
That's what I expected -- he needs to configure...

That's what I expected -- he needs to configure the box. He'll install the proper splitter. You don't have to worry about a thing.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-22-2014, 08:34 PM
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Posted By egnlsn
Are they sending the box in the mail or is...

Are they sending the box in the mail or is someone coming out to hook it up? If someone is coming out to hook it up, let him hook it up. He'll provide the necessary splitters.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-21-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 100
Posted By egnlsn
Yeah, that price tag is for brand new ones. I...

Yeah, that price tag is for brand new ones. I can only imagine what you could get them for on ebay.

There are a lot of hotels/motels, apartment buildings, hospitals, etc. that have their own...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-20-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By egnlsn
Which they probably do. I just figured that it's...

Which they probably do. I just figured that it's either $140 for an amp that puts out 45dBmV or $109 for a modulator that puts out 55.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   12-20-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By egnlsn
What is the manufacturer and model number of the...

What is the manufacturer and model number of the modulator you are using? Commercial modulators have an output of +55dBmV (you can adjust them down to 40). Distribution amps have an output of...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-18-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 297
Posted By egnlsn
Cable modems and digital cable boxes (STBs) that...

Cable modems and digital cable boxes (STBs) that are IP based have the same requirements. I've heard that regular digital STBs have similar requirements, but the numbers are -10 to +10dBmV. That,...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-18-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 297
Posted By egnlsn
While the pictures are the same, the TAP values...

While the pictures are the same, the TAP values are different; 6, 9, and 12dB respectively. The loss through the TAP leg is whatever the is printed on the label (in this case, don't go by the...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-17-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By egnlsn
If you only have the three outlets pictured, I...

If you only have the three outlets pictured, I would keep it all the way it is, with the exception of swapping out the 2--way splitter with a DC-9. Also, put the outlet that is the furthest away on...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 297
Posted By egnlsn
You did an excellent job! Th only thing I...

You did an excellent job!

Th only thing I would do differently use a DC-9 in place of the 2-way splitter, with the TAP leg going to the cable modem. That would increase the signal level going to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-17-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,616
Posted By egnlsn
Fair enough. Now to the OPs situation: If...

Fair enough.

Now to the OPs situation: If you attenuate or eliminate the FM band partially or in its entirety, it is very unlikely that you will see it on channel 7.
Forum: HDTV Technical   12-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,616
Posted By egnlsn
Nothing you do to the FM band (88-108MHz) will...

Nothing you do to the FM band (88-108MHz) will affect channel 7 as it's up at 174-180MHz. Channel 6 is at 82-88MHz, so unless it's a brickwall filter, any filter you install for the FM band will...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   12-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 297
Posted By egnlsn
Am I correct in assuming that a run of over 100...

Am I correct in assuming that a run of over 100 feet falls into the "very long run (over 50 inches)" category? ;)
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-27-2014, 03:17 PM
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Posted By egnlsn
Just a 4-way splitter

Just a 4-way splitter
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-23-2014, 02:37 PM
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Posted By egnlsn
No, up until now yours was. ;) Guess it's...

No, up until now yours was. ;)

Guess it's been a bit slow for a few months.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By egnlsn
Yeah, I didn't see that there were two additional...

Yeah, I didn't see that there were two additional drops to be added.

Cable modems should be on their own splitter prior to an amp (or other distribution splitter). Any standard CATV drop amp...
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-22-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By egnlsn
Using that CommScope 2-way splitter, connect your...

Using that CommScope 2-way splitter, connect your cable modem to one leg and connect the other leg to a standard drop amp, running the output to the PCT -4-way splitter.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   11-08-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By egnlsn
Agreed. Quad is needed only if you live in a...

Agreed. Quad is needed only if you live in a HIGH traffic rf area, such as a large metropolitan area (L.A., Miami, Detroit, etc.) or near transmitting towers (within a mile or so).
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   11-08-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By egnlsn
You would need an Ethernet Switch. Not too...

You would need an Ethernet Switch. Not too expensive, they are available just about everywhere electronics stuff is sold, such as Rat Shack, Wally World, Office Supply Stores, etc.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   10-30-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By egnlsn
Some connectors, such as Holland Electronics...

Some connectors, such as Holland Electronics connectors, have a space for a color band on the connector. The bands come in black, white, red, yellow, green, and blue.
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-28-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By egnlsn
I run mine 50' with no issues whatsoever. Cable...

I run mine 50' with no issues whatsoever. Cable came from Monoprice a few years ago.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-11-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By egnlsn
My order of preference is Times Fiber, CommScope,...

My order of preference is Times Fiber, CommScope, Belden.

Specs are quite close amongst the three of them.
Forum: Cable, Digital Cable - Non-HDTV   09-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By egnlsn
Times Fiber or CommScope.

Times Fiber or CommScope.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-01-2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By egnlsn
Standard Supply sells Channel Master. Pick one...

Standard Supply sells Channel Master. Pick one up there.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-31-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,757
Views: 387,827
Posted By egnlsn
Weather Nation www.weathernationtv.com...

Weather Nation www.weathernationtv.com (http://www.weathernationtv.com)

Several months ago, DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel and went with Weather Nation.
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