Hi guys, I hope this is the right forum for this question.
I've been having really bad signal issues with my Comcast Cable. I have a RNG110 STB. As far as cabling goes, it's all RG6 and there are no splitters running to the TV. I just installed a Motorola BDA-K4RA drop amp (4-port w/ active return), and there was a clear improvement in the signal, however, the signal is still too weak. There is major pixelation and freezing on some channels on my HDTV. The other ports on the drop amp have terminators on them at the moment, but I will be hooking those up to give three more bedrooms cable TV in the house.
These were the readings on the diagnostic screen:
Before Drop Amp
After Drop Amp
The signal is still a little too weak. So here is my question: Should I take the cable when it runs into the house, install a 2 way splitter, and then use TWO drop amps. One would be a single port that would go directly to the TV, and the other would cover the rest of the house. The reason I'm thinking this would work is because the TV is at the farthest point in the house, with the cable run being at least 100 feet. I'm hoping that the single port drop amp would amplify the signal more than the 4-port drop amp, and thus give the TV the stronger signal.
Cable->Drop Amp (4-port)->TV, terminator, terminator, terminator.
Cable->2-Way Splitter->Drop Amp (4-port)->Bedroom TV, Bedroom TV, Bedroom TV
Drop Amp (1-port)->TV
Does this make sense, or do you think it would even work? Or does adding a single port drop amp do the exact same thing as a 4-port?