I live in a marginal reception area in South Australia. The Aerial was originally professionally installed and positioned to face the strongest signal direction.
I've just bought a Plasma TV with built in HD digital and analog tuners and have an SD Digicrystal PVR. I have a powered amplifier which is connected to the back of the PVR, to the ANT IN socket at the moment. Using a Y splitter to watch HD on the TV is useless, one or the other unit doesn't get a strong enough signal to work, nor does the RF out on the PVR give a useable signal out to the HD TV.
Currently there is an old style plastic cased splitter in the ceiling that has the cables directly wired into it.
I bought an Antsig AP144 F connector 4 way splitter and a crimping tool for the connectors.
The amplifier uses a standard male and a female TV connector.
Is it better to connect the powered amplifier in the roof space BEFORE /TO the IN socket of the splitter or is it OK to leave it down below at the receivers and after the 4 way splitter? (I know that I will need to connect the amplifier to the Power Pass socket in this instance)
And if I keep the amplifier below is it better to connect the Power Pass socket to the HD or the SD receivers?
The new 4 way splitter will be 4 metres away from the receivers. Will it be better to have 2 x 4 metre cables (1 to Plasma and 1 to PVR) or1 x 4 metre cable to another 2 way splitter closer to the receivers with just a short 1 metre cable to each receiver?
I'm looking for maximum signal strength at the receivers.
Thanks in advance.