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# 31344 13-Mar-2009 18:59
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So i'm having problems getting free view HD using a little aerial and i know it works on the roof aerial.

Option 1:
I buy a new aerial and position it closer to my room.

Option 2:
I buy a 2 way splitter thingy and a 30 meter cable to go from the lounge to my room.

I'd like to do option 2 because I think it is the cheaper one but would I lose reception at 30m? Also where should I buy these things?

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  # 201085 13-Mar-2009 19:08
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Hi, 30m is not a lot of cable length, you can buy suitable splitters at Dick Smith and there should be no real issue in signal drop, but it all depends on what transmitter you are looking at, how far are you from it and details like that.

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  # 201086 13-Mar-2009 19:12
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I have no idea what transmitter I am dealing with or how far it is.

aparently i get a signal strength of 71ish and quality of 100 most of the time

 
 
 
 


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  # 201088 13-Mar-2009 19:16
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Hi, the quality figure is the one to watch not some much the signal level, if it makes a major dive (like drops form 100 to 60%) then you have overstepped the mark, but while it stays up high, no real issues to worry about.

A rough Ideal of your location (suburb is enough) should suffice.

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  # 201089 13-Mar-2009 19:22
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i'm from Haumoana, Hawke's Bay.

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  # 201091 13-Mar-2009 19:32
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Hi so you should have clear line of sight to Mt Erin to the south of Havlock, if your antenna is pointing that way and has clear sight then I would be surpised if you would have any difficulties with splitting your cable as mentioned.

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  # 201102 13-Mar-2009 20:36
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ok. many thanks!

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