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Cable Signal Amplifier Question...

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Boxster17    78

At my university house, I get pretty crummy picture quality. The house we have only has 2 cable outlets in the walls, and the main box is outside as it's a townhouse. Now I was looking into putting a signal amplifier inside, after it came out of one of the jacks, and was wondering if that would help with the picture quality at all. I drew out a diagram. So I figured that with such long cables, we're probably losing signal strength. I did an orange dot where I'd need to put the signal amplifier, but was just wondering if this would actually improve matters. Thanks for the help...

EDIT: Quick rundown of the colors. The red is the main line that goes to the box outside, which is then split into 2 for the cable outlets inside. Then we split it 3 times when it comes out of that main outlet for the 2 downstairs TVs, and then the other sends a 30ft cable (at least this length, maybe a bit more) to the upstairs where it is then split another 3 times there for myself and 2 of my other roommates there. And two of those blue cables are at least 20ft in length and the other is maybe like 6ft or so.

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mircleman    0

If you put a minmium of 45db that may help if not you can call the cable company and they will come put a inline amp on it usually for free.

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bangbang023    31

You really need a second line. Call the cable company and let them know of weak signal issues. When I had complained (my modem kept disconnecting), they came over and determined I simply needed a secondary feed from the main line.

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mircleman    0

He dont need a second line just call em up tell em you have weak singles and they will come put a in-line amp in free of charge .

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bangbang023    31

He dont need a second line just call em up tell em you have weak singles and they will come put a in-line amp in free of charge .

Cable modems don't always get along with amps well. It's just easier to run a second line like most companies will do.

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Boxster17    78

Alright thanks for the help guys, I'll be sure to contact my cable company and see what they say.

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