Extend Signal BEFORE Cable Box?

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thedirtyjobs

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Hello all,

I have a Time Warner (New York) Cable Box. I need to move it 50 feet. When i add a 50 foot cable, the box wont boot. However, if i add a 6 foot cable it will. This leads me to believe the signal is degrading too much over the 50 foot distance. I tried using an inline amplifier which did not work....im thinking this is because it is before the cable box and thus not getting power.

Can anyone tell me how i can move this box and get the signal i need to the box so that it can boot? What if i wanted to go 100 feet?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Regards,
dan
 
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Yes, I'm using RG6

Thanks!
 
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TWC added an amplifier to my line. However, the amp was not powered by the cablebox, but required its own dongle.

The tech was careful to add the amplifier before any splitter at the feed into the house. I find it strange that the box is not booting at all. I was seeing dropouts and missing channels, but the basic box booted with a weak signal.

Do a double check on that 50' coax. I have a feeling you have a bad connector or possibly a broken center conductor somewhere along the length. Use an ohmmeter if you have one.
 
kjlued

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Do a double check on that 50' coax. I have a feeling you have a bad connector or possibly a broken center conductor somewhere along the length. Use an ohmmeter if you have one.

Agreed, 50' is not enough to take from good quality to nothing.

I am guessing the problem is in the 50" jumper you have.

Plug it in to the connection at the ground.
If the problem persists, it is the jumper.
 

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