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New antenna 60 days ago followed by two digital converters, one
upstairs and one downstairs. At first, both worked fine, but now the
one upstairs fails to capture the digital signals. Replaced it with a
different model, same problem. New coaxial cable from converter to TV
has not helped.
Meanwhile the converter in the basement works fine.
We're thinking that the problem lies with the antenna cable from the
roof to the upstairs location or some malfunction within the upstairs
Any thoughts? Thanks again
Since the antenna was just installed I'd look there. Are things hooked up
well at the antenna? Are you using the right cable? Is there a strain relief
on the downlead, how about some mast standoffs? Ok, we're in the house, do
you have a good connection to the signal splitter? Do you have good
connections from the splitter to the converters?
Just take it by the numbers, one step at a time, and check the antenna
install. Since one tv works I'd bet the problem is with the connections at
the signal splitter or the cable from the splitter to the converter is bad
Agree with the other post about being systematic. Odds are in favor of a
problerm at one of the connectors. If you have a digital switch, it may be
the problem and the fix may be as simple as a reboot. Do a check switch,
and if it gives you the wrong results, you may need a switch replacement, or
at least reconnect at the switch terminals.
In the simplest form, you would have a coax cable coming from the
antenna going into a splitter. The outputs from the splitter would go
to each tv. If one tv has a good signal, that eliminates the antenna,
coax from the antenna to the splitter, and the coax from the splitter
to the good tv. All that is left after your substitutions is the
splitter and the coax to the not working tv converter. The most
likely culprit is the center conductor of the coax at either
connector. They are easy to bend when screwing on the connector.
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