Looking for a digital coax RG-6 cable amp

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#1

I need to split and amplify my digital cable to the other TVs in the house. Anyone know of a good source with good prices? I plan on keeping the cable to my phone and high speed on a pure line and not amplified.


#2

Perhaps http://www.monoprice.com or eBay?


#3

This may be of help:
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/cabletech/4.4_Amplifiers#15564
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/cabletech/4.4_Amplifiers

Good luck!


#4

There is really no such thing as a “digital” cable amp. Any amp that has specs that covers the band that they channels are in and the gain that you need will do. Digital cable channels are usually above the analog channels and if you get one rated to 950 MHz (which most of newer ones are) you will be O.K. The same can be said of splitters if you need to use them.


#5

[QUOTE=mshan242700;2000025]Perhaps http://www.monoprice.com or eBay?[/QUOTE]

Checked Mono first. No luck.


#6

[QUOTE=OneSickPup;2000051]This may be of help:
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/cabletech/4.4_Amplifiers#15564
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/cabletech/4.4_Amplifiers

Good luck![/QUOTE]
Rat shack eh!


#7

[QUOTE=Bill R;2000083]There is really no such thing as a “digital” cable amp. Any amp that has specs that covers the band that they channels are in and the gain that you need will do. Digital cable channels are usually above the analog channels and if you get one rated to 950 MHz (which most of newer ones are) you will be O.K. The same can be said of splitters if you need to use them.[/QUOTE]

Thanks, 950 eh! Will look at wal-mart and Shack this weekend as well as BB.


#8

I have this one made by Leviton:
http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?sitex=10026:22372:US&item=75428

I got mine at either Home Depot or Lowes, not sure if they still carry them or not. I want say I paid around $120 for it, which seems pricey but from my past experience anthing worth a damn is going to be that much or more. I have tried cheaper solutions and they have all been a waste of money. This Leviton one has done a great job for me.

I agree that you should keep your HSI and phone on a pure line.


#9

This one works well for me. I actually bought it at Fry’s.


#10

Got one at BB for $39 minus the 12% coupon so $36 out the door.

4DB rise and 4 way split with 54-1000mhz forward and 5-42 backwards. Will try it just on the TV’s first to see what happens. Don’t think that 4DB will over boost anything since connectors have a 1-2 db drop alone.


#11

[QUOTE=etp;2002341]4DB rise and 4 way split with 54-1000mhz forward and 5-42 backwards. [/QUOTE]

A note on the “back” (5 - 42 Mhz) channel: That feature is only needed if your cable service provides you with Voip phone service and/or you get your internet service from your cable provider.


#12

[QUOTE=Bill R;2002708]A note on the “back” (5 - 42 Mhz) channel: That feature is only needed if your cable service provides you with Voip phone service and/or you get your internet service from your cable provider.[/QUOTE]

Needed that if I was running my phone, but I decided to use a clean line to my phone and modem. So far works good, but I probably could have picked up a stronger one since it was TV only. May still do that.


#13

Coupla things. 4 dB gain only overcomes the loss (3.5 dB) of a 2 way splitter. The ‘digital’ part of your cable is indeed on analog carriers. If you are using some kind of digital set top box (and use pay per view or on demand) you will need the return path (5-42 MHz). You may also need it for when the ‘mothership’ (head end) polls your box.