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- QuestionWill this amplifier work with an over-the-air HD TV antenna (10 Answers)Answers
- QuestionInstructions for hook up (5 Answers)Answers
I am using this with an antenna mounted in the attic. I was getting some weak signal depending on time of day, weather, etc. The coax run is about 60 feet. Adding this amplifier improved the signal. But read on... I did a little experimenting when I first hooked it up (about 2 months ago). At first I installed the amplifier close to the tv end of the coax. It did not make the reception better. Then I installed it in the coax line close to the antenna. THAT made the signal stronger. And in doing a little more research with a friend, he tells me that what he has read is that you need the amplifier as close to the antenna as possible, especially if there is a long length of coax between the antenna and the tv. My situation proved that to be true. But they don't really mention that in the instructions. The problem in my case was to get a/c power to an outlet in the attic. To test it, for several weeks I had an extension cord run up through the attic hatch. I have since run a permanent romex wire and receptacle. I must say that this amplifier DID improve my signal. I would recommend.
- QuestionNo signal once powered up... (5 Answers)
So I have all coaxes plugged in, and when I connect with the AC power cord, the LED lights up red, but then I lose all signals to each of the 4 lines plugged in to it. It works okay when not powered with AC, but once I plug in AC, the signal to the TV drops out. Any ideas?Answers
I would double check to make sure you have the right line going to the "input". Cable from your antenna should be connected to input, and cable from the amplifier output should run to your device or TV. To some people this is counter intuitive. This may explain why you had signal when the amplifier was passive (not powered) but lost it when you plugged in the AC.
- QuestionDoes it work with digital signals (5 Answers)Answers
- QuestionCoax power injection? (5 Answers)Answers
It is DC current power. Some components have this feature. Then you would not need to use the included AC adapter. Most components connected to this amplifier do not have DC current flowing thru the coaxial cable connection. The AC plug in is needed then.
- QuestionHow long is the AC cord? I need at least 5 ft. Thanx. (5 Answers)
- QuestionDifference between the RF-G1179 and the RF-G1178 (4 Answers)
I have a bunch of cable drops in my house and have been using the RF-G1178 and it's been great for boost throughout house. I've got one cable box that may need a little boost because all of the features are not available from the cable box. The RF-G1178 is discontinued. So, are these basically used for same thing? But the RF-G1179 will boost 4 things and not just one?Answers
- QuestionIt is Bidirectional Can I use it in reverse to conect 3 antennas to 1 line/tv ? (5 Answers)Answers
I do not believe this adapter will work for your application. The bi-directional function is referring to being able to pass digital information back to the source as needed for digital cable TV applications. Cable wiring from a cable company passes all kinds of digital information both ways because it also includes Ethernet information. To use two or more signal sources for one TV (or other display appliance), you would need either a video A-B or A-B-C selector switch or a component stereo system (that would decode surround sound for a home theater system) with selectable inputs.
- QuestionDoes the amplifier provide 4db gain per each pole or is the gain split to all poles. (3 Answers)Answers
- QuestionElectrical current does not run through the antenna in port on my TV, so I'm going to have to use the AC cord. The amp. does not have a power switch, do I un plug it when not in use or leave it on all of the time? Thanx. (4 Answers)
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