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Topic # 53624 11-Dec-2009 16:24
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Just wondering if there any way to boost dvbt signal without touching the antenna (I live in an appartment) I'm using a htpc. It is currently watchable but just a little bit of loss every so often which is a bit annoying.

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  Reply # 281570 11-Dec-2009 16:38
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How about an amp like this:
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4b21be9d007c87642743c0a87f3b0716/Product/View/L4219

The black wire is power, its a standard wall socket

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  Reply # 281576 11-Dec-2009 16:48
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You have to be careful where amplifiers are located if you're trying to fix TV signal issues.

Placing an amplifier in your apartment may help, there are certainly no guarantees. The potential does exist for it to make things worse - if the signal is amplified at the aerial where it's strongest it can work well. If you try and amplify a weaker signal in the apartment it can simply make the picture far worse.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 281669 11-Dec-2009 23:32
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Talk to the building management. If the MATV system isn't built to pass the digital channels an amp will do nothing but make the signal louder crap.

Try an indoor antenna if you are at a reasonable height, that may be a better option.




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  Reply # 281839 12-Dec-2009 20:45
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DSE have a pretty good returns policy. What's a program that I can benchmark my signal with?

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