> Good to know, we live in an apartment so don't have much control of
> the arial setup, from what you have said an amp may improve the
> Thanks guys, I'll post back with results.
>> Add an amplifier if you have trouble, but an amplifier will only ever
>> compensate for gain structure issues (eg cable from antenna too long,
>> too many splits, signal from antenna present but below reception
>> threshold)... Adding one where it's not needed will only ever cause
>> problems. Make sure your antenna setup is appropriate too
>> On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Mark Catley <email@example.com>
>>> Hi all,
>>> I am in need of a splitter/amplifier for my ariel so that I can plug
>>> both my htpc and tv in. I also wouldn't mind something with a built
>>> Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Big generalizations about PC TV tuners:
- are poor quality receivers
- have problems with amplifiers (Rx has bad selectivity & gain
Installing antenna amp can cause RF front end overload from other possible
strong signals like FM radio etc.
Good installers use tuned RF filters/traps etc for these problems.
Try to amplify at source not destination i.e. 1. high gain antenna, 2.
masthead amp, 3. low loss cable.
First I would check if the apartment has an active splitter from the one
common high gain roof antenna. This would be a sensible building layout for
Could try amplifier but with lowest gain setting i.e. 6dB this will help
offset the loss from splitter.
May not even need active splitter/amp !!
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