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Wired aerial booster/amplifier recommendations

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by foxhole, 16 Aug 2013.

  1. foxhole

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    Need to tidy current set-up have plug in amp with one in and three out to boost signal to kitchen and conservatory tv from the lounge.Currently have to run the four rf cables to the socket location , would prefer an amp with a power flex so I can position it close to rf inlet leaving it tidier. Only needs a mtr of cable. Anything suitable?
     
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  3. Sam Gangee

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    Unfortunately, I don't understand what you are trying to ask but this page should help you decide what you need if the question is about Freeview:
    http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/amps.htm
     
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    He wants an RF distribution amp. The type with a captive mains lead. He needs the version with at least 4 outputs.
     
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    Hmm, OK, then we need to know the signal level in the lounge, and the signal losses in the longest star cable, in order to calculate the gain. Or shall we simply take pot-luck and suggest a 6dB, 4-way distribution amplifier?

    Actually, one with adjustable gain might be better:
    http://www.satcure.co.uk/accs/page11c.htm#distamp
     
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    Went with pot luck, purchased one for it's small size , turns out it has 12dB gain which seems fine as all tv's getting a good signal.
     
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    Fine, although the smaller it is, the more likely to overheat. If it feels warm, mount it somewhere cool. (Never place on a carpet unless you like fire engines.)
     
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    Seems cold to touch, transformer is in the plug unit.
     
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