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  1. Home A/V Distribution
    Bought Blackweb quad shield RG6 cable and Blackweb Universal RG6 compression tool kit and have spent 2 hours trying to make 1 connector. Everytime I get the coax cut where there is 1/4 inch of wire, 1/4 inch of the foil around the insulation, and 1/4 inch of the braided wires pulled back, I try...
  2. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Hello guys I’m new here. i have installed a new sound system. The Fluance 7.1with a denon AVR-S950H. everything works well except the sub. The house was pre wired and they left a coaxial cable with a F type connector for the subwoofer. to be clear, the subwoofer is Fluance DB10 model. I have...
  3. Local HDTV Info and Reception
    Hi, I dont really have any technical experience in this field so my question may seem very elementary. I am installing a new HDTV antenna on my roof to receive local channels over the air. I ran the co-ax from the antenna on the roof to the existing cable co-ax in my attic then I connected the...
  4. HDTV Technical
    I recently got this directional TV antenna with a rotor. I tested the rotor with its short (3 foot) coax cable to the control box and the motor in works fine. However, when I try mounting the antenna on my ~15 foot mast outside (formerly a DirecTV mast, with around 100 feet of coax running...
  5. Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers
    Update: Nevermind, false alarm. It was something going on with the tv. I messed around with the settings and got it working fine.
  6. HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World
    So i have been a long time viewer of this website but have never really reached out to it. I have a small bar in San Antonio texas and have been saving to try and get a lot of my inhereited AV issues under control. I have a mix of 55in and 70in samsung and Vizio (all 4 years old) I have...
  7. HDTV Technical
    Hoping this is the correct category to post... I've been wanting to cut the cable cord for a while now. My 2-year commitment plan with Cox to keep prices "frozen" is up in February. Their TV economy package just doesn't get enough use beyond basic network channels to justify the monthly cost...
  8. HDTV Technical
    I live 10 miles West of Cleveland, OH. I have an Antennas Direct Clearstream 4 HDTV Antenna mounted to my chimney (located approximately 2 to 3 feet above the peek of my 2 story house roof. Coax cable is run from there to my basement to an old 4 way UHF/VHF amplifier/splitter. From there, I...
  9. LCD Flat Panel Displays
    Hello, I am quite confused for some reason. I purchased the new Vizio E43u-D2 recently without looking at the inputs more closely. It has no COAX cable input in the TV. My apartment building supplies us cable TV but only through a coax output from the wall. There is no way for me to connect my...
  10. Home A/V Distribution
    Hi folks, I'm a DIYer who's planning to wire my entire house (3 stories) for ethernet, coax and speakers. I've done a bunch of research but would love to get some feedback from the pros. Here goes: Networking I plan to use Ubiquiti Unifi networking gear (router, PoE switch, Access Points)...
  11. Home A/V Distribution
    Hi all, I was hoping to get some input to a problem I've been mulling over recently, and it goes like this; I'm going to be wiring a new build install at some point in the future for AV distribution, and want to use some existing equipment, but in an innovative way. All is good, bar one room...
  12. Home A/V Distribution
    I have a problem where I'm trying to install a TV but only have access to a coax cable. Set up - Component cupboard on one side of the room - TV wall mounted on the other side of the room - Coax cable running between cupboard and TV - The distance is not great ~ 10m of cable perhaps less...
  13. Home A/V Distribution
    The common cable tv spitter is a crtical link to the outside world, but do we really think about the design and fabrication of these components? As these devices are typically soldered shut, an look inside them may be enlightening. Attached is an image showing some typical splitters internals...
  14. HDTV Technical
    Hi, I'm having an issue at a college of roughly 7000 students. We use a hub and spoke topology for our CATV that goes something like this: 1. Content (starts as RF) 2. RF gets transmitted as single mode fiber to a different location. 3. That feed then goes into a blonder tongue erbium doped...
  15. HDTV Technical
    I have a rg6 cable running from 2 buildings on my property, my charter cable service (and splitter) comes into one building and the TV signal (to cablel box is too weak to carry to the other building. They are approximately 1,000 feet between them, is there any way to boost the signal to work...
  16. Home A/V Distribution
    I have a rg6 cable running from 2 buildings on my property, my cable service (and splitter) comes into one building and the TV signal (to cable box) is too weak to carry to the other building. They are approximately 1,000 feet between them, is there any way to boost the signal to work over that...
  17. HDTV Technical
    All, I have a simple question. I am remodeling a house, and having new cable run throughout while the walls are open. I have never bought Coax cable. I assume I need RG6, but can anyone make a recommendation on a brand or a site to buy from? I will be using Comcast Xfiniti X1 for cable tv...
  18. Direct View (single tube) CRT Displays
    Hi, I've got an old 32" tv with a broken Coax input. I've got a coax wall jack that is fed from a DTV box shared with another tv. Is there any cost effective way to get the coax wall jack connected to the TV (which has composite and s video in? Thanks!
  19. HDTV Technical
    I plan on having my electrician terminate his coax at my AV closet. Then I will connect it to my Dish box and then run HDMI to each TV. Will I encounter any future problems with not having coax behind my TV?
  20. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Hi all I have read many posts from this forum, but unfortunately cannot get my Moca network to work. I have internet service from Optimum, and purchased an Actiontec kit consisting of: - WCB3000N Wireless Network Extender - ECB2500C Ethernet over coax adapter My setup is as follows: Room 1...
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