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# 177122 23-Jul-2015 09:43
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I have a TV in the lounge and 2 more TVs in bedrooms. I bought an aerial and put it on the roof and connected all 3 to the aerial (using one splitter) I bought a Digitech indoor amplifier and connected that to the TV in the lounge. The TV in the bedroom closest to the aerial picks up 23 channels and works well. The other 2 TVs do pick channels up but are too pixelated to be watchable. At that point I asked a local aerial installer to remedy this or me - he came to my house and agreed to get the job done but hasn't returned and now doesn't respond to my messages - messaged another local company but they didn't get back to me. Can I fix this problem myself? If so, how? Or do I need an expert?If so, how do I get a person to come to my house in Bay View (15km from Napier CBD) and just get it working so all 3 TVs work?

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  # 1350266 23-Jul-2015 10:50
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Start by making a direct connection to each TV individually (no splitter or amplifier) to see if that fixes the picture. Do them one at a time. If they all work then the cables are not the problem. You can find inexpensive gender changer connectors at Dick Smith in Napier to plug one cable into another one.

If two tvs work but one doesn't, something in the third one may be weakening the signal to the others. In any case, if one is working well, then the problem is not the antenna.

Why are you using the indoor amplifier? It sounds to me like the TV that is working is the one without the amp. What kind of coax is connecting the non-working tvs? How much extra cable is involved? The problem must have something to do with that.

 




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  # 1350277 23-Jul-2015 10:58
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Aerial Master have a base in the Hawkes Bay

 

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  # 1350317 23-Jul-2015 12:01
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The amp should be installed at the point just before the splitter... ( The splitter will cause most of the signal loss in a regular setup)

 




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  # 1351655 25-Jul-2015 17:23
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Thank you for the replies - I followed 'Rikkkitik' advice and found the problem was rat chewed cable - now all fixed with 3 TVs working. The salesman in Jaycar told me to put the amplifier 'plugged in to any of the 3 TV's - will be returning the product as not needed

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  # 1351657 25-Jul-2015 17:28
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Johnco: Thank you for the replies - I followed 'Rikkkitik' advice and found the problem was rat chewed cable - now all fixed with 3 TVs working. The salesman in Jaycar told me to put the amplifier 'plugged in to any of the 3 TV's - will be returning the product as not needed


They're a salesperson for a reason. No point ever using an amp once attenuation has occurred.




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