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o Gal pal connects to her cable TV without cable box.

The cable stations come out fine but the local network stations have heavy lines going left to right.


Is there a filter or something I can install to get rid of this?
 

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That is probably 'ingress' (the OTA signal interfering with the CATV signal). Tighten all the connections and use good cable.
 

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That is probably 'ingress' (the OTA signal interfering with the CATV signal). Tighten all the connections and use good cable.

Hmmm, I will check into 'ingress'. Do u think a filter of any sort would help out?
 

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No. Ingress is when signals floating around in the air leak into the line. Worst offenders are substandard/loose connectors and substandard jumper cables.
 

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No. Ingress is when signals floating around in the air leak into the line. Worst offenders are substandard/loose connectors and substandard jumper cables.

So check the wall paltes & coaxial connections?

This is an apartment where the TV is located in.
 

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So check the wall paltes & coaxial connections?

This is an apartment where the TV is located in.

Yes, inspect all of the connections in the apartment -- not just at the outlet, but at the distribution splitter as well. That includes taking a wallplate apart and checking the backside. Connectors need to be hex-crimp or, preferably, compression. No connectors that twist onto the cable. Replace any cheap jumper cables, like the ones that come with VCRs.
 

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Yes, inspect all of the connections in the apartment -- not just at the outlet, but at the distribution splitter as well. That includes taking a wallplate apart and checking the backside. Connectors need to be hex-crimp or, preferably, compression. No connectors that twist onto the cable. Replace any cheap jumper cables, like the ones that come with VCRs.

Not my apartment but gf's - so where can I find the distribution splitter?

It's not like my house where the outside cable comes into a distribution box in the basement & gets fed into each of the rooms.
 

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Not my apartment but gf's - so where can I find the distribution splitter?

It's not like my house where the outside cable comes into a distribution box in the basement & gets fed into each of the rooms.

Could be in a utility or coat closet. It could be behind a wallplate (part of the outlet).
 

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Why not contact the landlord and/or the cableco directly and have them inspect/test/resolve the issue?
 

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Why not contact the landlord and/or the cableco directly and have them inspect/test/resolve the issue?

in this case we just let the TV autoscan in the strongest stations & ended up getting the locals in HD.


Thanks for all your insights.
 
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