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Not a "Home run"

by mt232fd / December 27, 2007 5:11 AM PST

I had FIOS installed about six months ago. I remember reading that all cables should be home runs, no splitters dedicated per box.....that was done well and looked great.

Now I moved the tv to a different room and edded a cable to the one verizon installed.....I get a humm from the tv and too much green in the color.....I checked the color settings and they are as recommended.

Is it the cable? can I just use a higher quality for that second one, or must I replace the original with a longer one?

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(NT) Make sure it's rg6
by dinox64 / December 27, 2007 6:01 AM PST
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rg 6 and db loss
by AC Tool Supply / September 11, 2008 12:38 PM PDT
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also make sure your using good <a href="" rel="dofollow">compression connectors</a>, and you also need to check your DB loss per splitter. The manufactuer can give you exact numbers but it is usually -3 per splitter.

RG is the best also.

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OmniConn Compression Connectors
by AC Tool Supply / September 11, 2008 12:43 PM PDT
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Added to previous post

Try the Omniconn Compression Connectors . Most of our datacom guys swear by them. There are many other options as well if ya search them out on google.

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One more suggestion
by Dan Filice / September 11, 2008 2:11 PM PDT
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If you are using a splitter, do not leave any coax connection points on the splitter open and exposed. Buy F-Connector caps and put them on all unused coax fittings on the splitter. I never knew this but read it on some very well-informed websites. It supposedly helps even-out the signal path and keeps the signal from going to exposed connections.

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