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06-19-2006 07:34 PM #1
06-19-2006 07:37 PM #2
no because FTA is digital. That shows an analog picture. Digital has no snow.
I've seen amps actually HINDER signalDirectv Slimline SWM 5 LNB and DirectvWorld dish on the roof of the apartment building...Directv HR34 AKA Genie
All FTA stuff in storage right now
06-19-2006 07:38 PM #3
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06-20-2006 05:24 PM #4
The only time you want to use an amplifier is if you have an extremely long cable run and your experiencing signal loss over it. Another situation might be where you use splitters to feed the same singal to many receievers. Other than those situations you should probably stay away from amplifiers as they themselves will add some noise to the signal. So, if you don't need an amplifier and you still use one anyway, your just going to make your signal quality worse instead of better by adding more noise.
06-24-2006 03:42 PM #5Supporting Founder
It's Doubtful it will Help
Originally Posted by Gary Z
Since virtually all satellite consumer video services are digital, those pictures are "doctored up". Digital systems have almost no margin between a "perfect picture" and no picture. The best way to improve signal strength (and C/N) is with a larger satellite dish. A LNB with a lower noise factor helps C/N a little too. High quality low loss coax, short coax runs, quality connectors, and minimal connections helps minimize loss of signal strength.
NOTE: A "perfect picture" is defined as how the satellite service provider intended the picture to be received.