[mythtv-users] IVTV 0.8.1 and PVR 500 with new Samsung, tuners

Paul Fine pfine at comcast.net
Thu Dec 7 20:18:59 UTC 2006

John Drescher wrote:
>> Obviously if you can eliminate an amplifier it can't hurt, amplifying
>> a signal only to throw it away in attenuators is a bit crazy.
> For testing I can do that but without the amp my cable modem does not
> work well so I will have to rearrange things if I find this to work.
> BTW, my cable modem now reads around +6dbmv to +9dbmv.
> John

A couple of thoughts.

Is it possible to put the splitter before the amp?  That way the amp 
could still be in line with the modem, but the signal to your mythtv 
system would not run through the amp.

Did you put in the amp, or did your cable provider?  If you did it, I 
recommend calling your provider and asking them fix your signal level 
problem.  They should be providing a signal level capable of serving 
your modem.  When I picked up internet service from Comcast, they found 
that my signal level was too weak.  The tech traced the problem back to 
the wire outside the house where the squirrels had chewed off the 

Good Luck,


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