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Right Place? Bad Picture..

N8ture
04-02-2010, 01:33 PM
Not sure if this is the right area to post. But considering its about my new flat screen I thought it might be appropriate.

Just bought a 42" Plasma. The cable from our complex is standard coax. The picture from the line is almost unwatchable. Is there anything I can do to boost the signal? I have no idea about the provider, I think its time warner. The TV is Panasonic 42" plasma 720p. I knew the picture wouldn't be great, but I didn't expect it to change to unwatchable. Any ideas?

Rick-F
04-02-2010, 02:22 PM
Are you viewing digital channels? Where do you live? An indoor antenna might provide acceptable results.

I assume the "old" TV was acceptable-- was it a standard def. analogue TV?

PFC5
04-02-2010, 02:28 PM
This might help:

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Booster-484095-001-00-Bi-Directional-Amplifier/dp/B000066E6Y

If there is interference in the cable behind the wall it won't and then you would need the complex or cable company to replace the line. This will only help if the line has many lines split off and causing the signal to drop because of that which is likely the case in an apt. complex.

You could also look locally so you could return it if it doesn't help like this one:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103092&filterName=Type&filterValue=Amplifiers

I think the one at Amazon is better though.

N8ture
04-02-2010, 03:01 PM
It was a CRT I replaced. The signal was adequate, and then got better when I wrapped the splitter in foil. (My tech skills are off the charts) :) The only reason I did that was that I noticed the PQ jump when I touched the splitter. I will def go try the amplifier. Thank You.:hithere:

Let me know i there are any more ideas.