[mythtv-users] Most tuners in a single machine

Francesco Peeters Francesco at FamPeeters.com
Fri Mar 3 18:58:33 UTC 2006

On Fri, March 3, 2006 19:14, Michael T. Dean said:
> On 03/03/2006 11:33 AM, Greg Woods wrote:
>> On Fri, 2006-03-03 at 16:02 +0100, Chris Rouch wrote:
>>> I couldn't split the signal between the tv and a pvr500 without the
>>> latter producing a rubbish picture. But I bought a cheap (20 Euro) 2
>>> port antenna amplifier and now I can drive 2 pvr500s and get good
>>> pictures from both.
>> This shows that you can't tell exactly what will happen without actually
>> trying it. In my case, even a signal amplifier didn't help; I still
>> couldn't split the signal without getting too much degradation.
> Did you connect the amp at the source (i.e. antenna or cable company's
> feed) instead of the destination (i.e. where you would be amplifying the
> noise rather than signal)?

Not only that, but you can also over-amplify the signal. Too much signal
can be worse than too little!  ;-)

Francesco Peeters
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