2wheels wrote:makryger wrote:If it was just a two way splitter... I don't see how that could make sense. if it was a three-way splitter, then one is -3.5dB, the other two are -7.0dB, so a swap between 3.5 and 7 could cause a difference.
I thought this was an excellent read, and it might also shed light on the discussion about which splitter I should replace the amplifier with. It explained to me why there two splitters vs. a single 4-way splitter in my box. It also taught me about Active Return (I bumped into that topic on Amazon reviews this morning).
http://www.cabletvamplifiers.com/Info/T ... CATION.htm
I also learned on Amazon this morning through reading reviews about another important difference between the two Motorola amplifiers (484095-001-00 and BDA-S1). The BDA-S1 has a remote power option. The 484095-001-00 does local power only. Remote power requires a power inserter (Motorola BDP-100/PI). In return you can run the power through the coax cable. Reminds me of PoE (Power over Ethernet). I am definitely going with the BDA-S1 due to the remote power option. That way instead of running that coax outside to the rear of the house to the exterior outlet for power, I can just use an interior ac outlet next to the PC/HTPC.
makryger wrote:Spending more money is probably the last thing you want to do.... But at this point, I'd point to the tuner as the culprit. Sorry, this must be frustrating.
makryger wrote:Maybe try buying something at best buy just to see if a new one works first. If it works , then you've found the problem, and you can return it to best buy and then pick what you really want.
2wheels wrote:makryger wrote:Spending more money is probably the last thing you want to do.... But at this point, I'd point to the tuner as the culprit. Sorry, this must be frustrating.
It is. Sighhhhh... I'll generate a return label today and order another one. Thank you for the help/feedback.
traslin wrote:Q. - So I'm currently using my tuner to record OTA television. Comcast is terrible and for some reason getting Internet + Cable is cheaper than just getting Internet, so I now also have access to a cable box and basic cable. Is there some way for me to add the cable box (via a/v input maybe) and still maintain the OTA recordings?
I've read guides about how to setup the cable box as your main tuner input using a repeater, but I'd rather not do that because I believe it would restrict me to being able to only record one show at a time.
KyleSTL wrote:I have an HTPC with a 1600 and 1850 tuner in it (set up like this for 4 years). Well, my 1850 card is dying, and assuming Hauppauge doesn't just replace it (unlikely see as it has been in service for 4 years) I am considering replacing it with the 2250. I would like a bit more information on how it works. I know there are two tuners, both of which can receive digital and analog signals. When setting up the card, is it recognized as two ClearQAM and two NTSC tuners? For example could I record ABC HD and CBS HD at one moment, then ESPN and HGTV (both analog cable) the next? Or when setting up (in Media Center) would I need to assign each tuner to be either a dedicated analog or dedicated digital tuner? This card could allow me more flexibility than my current setup since I'm running two digital and two analog. If the 2250 can switch both tuners back and forth depending on the needs I could record 3 analog and 1 digital, or 3 digital and 1 analog. Is this the way it works?
thesmackdown wrote:I have a 2250 and I use it for OTA recording/viewing in WMC. Last Xmas I received a new antenna that increased my channel count. Including another PBS feed. Worked great over the winter and into the spring of this year. Then it stopped tuning in. I assumed it had something to do with trees getting leaves or some other seasonal change.
Problem is it hasn't come back - I also have discovered that the tuner in my TV will bring in those channels fine.
Any suggestions? Or is the 2250 just not strong enough?
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