Originally Posted by JoeKustra
Hi Rose. A broken computer can be nasty. Guess that's why I have two. Your word document is a little hard for me to understand, but one or two questions do arise. The cable box: is it really pass through? The manual indicates that the RF output can feed a TV with only RF input. That would mean its output is slaved to the channel you are watching. But you must have an option to change that. My Pace box does not allow pass through.
You have learned that "daisy chain" isn't something you wear. I was doing that (and still do sometimes), but for better control, I'd go for the Radio Shack 1 to 4 splitter. Check their web site: model is 15-2506 and it's $50. I use three of them and 90 degree type F connectors (Monoprice.com)help in some circumstances. I mean, it should look nice as well as work nice. The device has amplification that can be turned off since it's not usually needed. It does have a power need, so one more block to plug in.
Glad you're back. I once helped an old friend in Doylestown hook up a DVD recorder via email. It took about a year before I drove down to do it. It gave me a chance to stop at Clemens on 309 to buy some Habbersett's Scrapple. You can only get that within 50 miles of Philly or in California. Go figure.
Sorry my diagram isn't working out as I hoped it would.
Maybe I should explain.... I listed all my components at the top
. Line by line I list my connections by unit...where one cable begins and the other ends.
e.g. On the third line (grouping).... Under the Motorola Cable Box
heading I have HDMI
listed. Under the Samsung TV
heading, I have HDMI 4
. This means I am running a HDMI cable from the Motorola cable box to the TV's HDMI 4 Input.
On line 5 (grouping).... Under the Motorola Cable Box
I list S-Video OUTPUT
. Under the Maggy DVDR
, I list S-Video INPUT
. This means I am running a S-Video from the Cable Box OUTPUT to the Maggy's INPUT. Does this help?
I will later answer your question regarding the pass through.
I did go to the Radio Shack web site and linked to the model you are recommending, which sounds like a great idea. Of course, I have lots of questions... but, before I get into too many... I should also make you aware of another area...as I don't know how this fits into the whole equation.
The Service Electric Co. OUTSIDE cable runs into my basement. On that basement cable I have a 2-Way Splitter. One cable runs into my living room and the second cable upstairs to my bedroom.
Both of those cables again have a 2-Way Splitter. On my diagram you will see at the top of the right hand corner, where I list a Splitter going into my Maggie's Input and the second cable is to my EZ48 Input.
Now, since getting my DVR Cable Box... I do have a problem in receiving a few of the High Def Channels. e.g. I can get ABC, Fox, CBS in Philadelphia
; but, I rarely can get the NBC in Philadelphia in High Def.
Some of the digital channels I also have a problem with. Many or most of those I can get on my TV upstairs where I am using just a digital cable box and not the DVR cable box. (Motorola DCT 2524)
I could only find a manual for 2500http://www.manualsonline.com/mdownlo...6a8f3b2355.pdf
Would this particular Radio Shack 1 to 4 splitter
resolve most of that problem? Would it improve my signals enough? You know, it was so much easier many years ago when all I had to do was pay the cable company for a box.
Now there are so many wires and connections to be learned as the equipment keeps getting more sophisticated. I know I could get the cable company or hire someone to come in and do all of this for me.... but, then I wouldn't learn
how to do it. I do not like being dependent on other people...
half of the time, they also screw-up and I still have to deal with their screw up!
Good heavens!!!! One year to hook up a DVD recorder!!!!!!!! And, you still drove down to set it up???? What type of connections and components are we talking about???? At least mine took a week to actually set up where I can use it. (It took me 3 days to figure out that I needed to set the Maggie on L1 and use the Cable Box remote) It's the fine tuning improvements that we are at now. Doylestown is a lot further from my house. But, I certainly have enough Clemens nearby. I do not eat scrapple... but, I will check out if Clemens still sells the Habbersett's Scrapple. Then, I'll see if I can find a way to safely (maybe via dry ice) ship some to you.