[linux-dvb] Hauppauge WINTV Nova-T 500 PCI

hermann pitton hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Thu Aug 30 09:57:49 CEST 2007


Am Donnerstag, den 30.08.2007, 08:06 +0100 schrieb Nicolas Will:
> On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 08:03 +0200, Maillist wrote:
> > I have an amplifier installed close to antenna.
> 
> This is where you want it.
> 
> 
> >  The amplifier has 4 outputs
> 
> 
> I hope this is a good quality splitter you got there.
> 
> 
> >  and
> > one of them are connected to the server which are placed in the
> > basement. The
> > cable is 25 meters long.
> 
> 
> Good quality cable?
> 
> 
> >  At the server I have a 1-2 splitter 
> 
> Good quality splitter? Nothing plastic, ugly little metallic boxes are
> usually better.
> 
> 
> > since I have 2
> > TV-cards.
> > 
> > - Would is good to replace the 1-2 splitter at the server with an
> > amplifier with
> > 2 outputs??
> 
> Nope, this is not the place it would amplify the signal as well as any
> noise inserted by the cable, splitters, connectors, etc...
> 
> > - Should I maximize the output level on the "top-level" amplifier (I
> > don't
> > remember what level it has right now)?
> 
> 
> If you can, this is the best place to do it.
> 
> Check your cables, the connectors (switch to well mounted F everywhere),
> check for the status (rust and all) on the connections outside...
> 
> Minimize anything that could deteriorate the signal on its way to your
> tuners.
> 
> When I moved into my current house, I changed all connectors, got rid of
> ugly splitters, trashed a supermarket amp+splitter close to the TV and
> replaced a few cables. I have gained 15% signal :o)
> 
> Next, I will replace the main antenna cable, change the antenna with one
> with more elements and an amp at the mast, and make sure all
> connectivity is protected from the beautiful scottish weather.
> 
> I should easily get a jump of 20% more signal, mostly by cleaning the
> path.
> 
> 
> > - Can electronic devices be damaged by too much amplified signal?? 

No. Same goes for wrong GPIOs these days.

> 
> If you stick to your antenna-mounted amp, you should be OK.
> 
> Nico

This is one for the wiki.




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