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I have a sony blu ray and it wont split thru a 1in 4 splitter even with a repeater. I get 1 line to work and it wont support 4 output signals

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We have a new TV, old surround sound, old dvd player & want to get Blu-ray player with component video output to work with our surround sound. Is this possible & Which Blu-ray player?


component video output is not going to help you hook it up to a surround system. component video is just that - video. No audio signal is carried on it. You would be better served hooking your blu-ray player to the tv via hdmi cable and then running an optical cable from either your blu-ray player or your tv to the surround system (assuming your surround system has an optical input).

Dec 24, 2016 | Televison & Video

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I have a Panasonic tv model TH 42PZ80B; a Panasinic Blu-Ray dvd model DMP-BD50; a sky box (not as yet HD) and a Sony video SLV-SE 830G. I have a Satellite dish and a normal TV aerial. In the loft I have a...


You need to try and isolate the piece of equipment which is causing the problem.

You've already tried the aerial lead direct to the TV and this is OK.

Disconnect all scart leads and try the RF on its own.

Try the Aerial lead to video, then video to TV.

Try aerial direct to Sky box, then to TV.

Try just connecting the RF out from the Sky box to the TV (no aerial input), can you tune into a good channel 68 picture from the Sky box.

Then Try the VCR to the Sky box (no aerial input), see if you can tune into the VCR and Sky channel.
Hope that helps.......

Jul 10, 2008 | Televison & Video

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Hello,I have purchased a digital converter to connect to my tv to receive local stations,My question is,What do i need to connect all 4 tv's that I have to the converter? or Do i need a converter for...


The converter has only one tuner, this means it can only tune one station or channel at a time. The output of the converter is usually a single coaxial cable jack. The output is generally a user selected channel - often Ch 3 or Ch 4. When you connect the output of the converter to the antenna input of the TV, you set the TV channel to match the setting on the converter (again, Ch 3 or Ch 4).

You could install an amplified splitter to split the output of the converter and run a cable from each TV to the splitter, more on this amplified splitter, later. Set all the TV's to the same channel as the converter output (Ch 3 or Ch 4) and you would be able to watch whatever the converter is tuned to. This means ALL the TV sets must watch the same channel. What is showing on one will be shown on all. This may not be a problem if you live alone and own 4 TVs. You could simply turn one TV off when leaving a room and turn on another when entering a new room. This will be a problem if there are two or more people in the house that wish to watch different programs at the same time. To accommodate everyone, you would need as many converters as there are different programs that are to be watched on different TVs at the same time - 4 would be a good choice to provide the greatest flexibility of tuning for every TV.. You would simply install the additional converters on the other TVs just as you did with the first TV.

If you wish to use a splitter to divide the output of the converter to several different TVs (or have a single antenna and want to send the signal from it to several TVs for that matter), an amplified splitter is highly recommended. A standard splitter only divides the signal and has no provisions to boost the signal from the antenna. The more ways a signal is split, the less signal there is to supply to the TV sets. The result is a snowy picture. An amplified splitter not only splits the signal the way a standard, non-amplified splitter does, but also boosts the signal from the antenna to each TV. This provides a much stronger signal to the TV which results in a better picture. Pick an amplified splitter that has enough output jacks (based on the number of TVs you wish to connect).

I hope this helps and good luck!

Sep 13, 2011 | Televison & Video

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Ddo u need a car recievr that has four rca to run 2 amps or do u just run the 2nd am through the first amp


Depends on the amplifier.
Some have pass-thru RCA jacks - most don't.

You can split the signal with a y adapter - however it also splits the line voltage carrying the signal in 1/2 as well.

Doing this for a sub amp? Then it wont matter as much. Split the signal at the first amplifier with y cables, and run another short RCA to the other amp.

If the amplifier has an output - use it instead - as there is no signal lost (in theory)

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Mar 30, 2010 | Pioneer DEH-P6800MP CD Player

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Our first tv has a booster amplifier on the coaxial cable, i have purchase a new tv and need to know what product i need to us to attached the new tv's coaxial cable too. We have used a splitter box, but...


To have good picture quality you need zero DB (decibels) for one TV without a splitter. You can use and inline amplifier for each individual TV hooked up to the cable input with a output leg connected to each TV. If your house in wired in parallel (one main input hooked up to a splitter with all of the other TV's run off of the splitter) you can use a whole house amplifier hooked up inline between the input line and the splitter. If you house is wired in series (the input goes to the first outlet, then splitter to second outlet and so forth) each splitter knocks your signal levels down 50% each splitter. Amplifier placement depends on how the home is wired and how many TV's are in the home. Splitters can be either balanced (50/50 split) or imbalanced (75/25) etc. On a two way splitter 75% of the signal goes out one leg, while 25% goes out the other (usually for FM transmissions). If you have a three way splitter the signal is divided by the number of output legs. Splitters do go bad as well (sometimes only one leg). You can also buy an amp that is multi- port (which splits the signal and amplifies in one unit/ one input and 2,3,4 outputs). Amplifiers are electric and there is no way that the splitter can interrupt the power that would take all the signal away. If you meant that it drops the signal level so the picture is unacceptable, that's different. If you have another splitter in the house try using that one, the other might be bad. All in all you can purchase most anything you need at a Radio Shack and are very inexpensive. Amps can be purchased in different gains (boost). +10db, etc. I cannot believe that your cable company is giving you such minimal signal that 1. you need an amp?, and 2. that one splitter drops your picture to nothing? Your line extenders (amps for the lines that feed your neighborhood) might have problems or need adjustment by the lazy, cheap, cable co. also. I had problems with my cable company (when I had one) my modem would not stay online. 4 months later, they diagnosed the problem and my drop (RG56 cable line that feeds my home from their tap in the cable box outside) was bad. My friend could stay online and 2 months later comcast adjusted their amps (line extenders) in the neighborhood and then he was fine. I know this is a lot to digest, but I'm just trying to draw a clear picture so you can understand it all. I hope this helps and good luck!
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Nov 07, 2009 | Televison & Video

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There is only one type of ''output'' which currently outputs 1080p and that is blu ray players.
Sky HD, free sat HD and even HDDVD's only output at 1080i.

Your TV will automatically output at its highest possible quality from the signal its receiving. Please re-clarify if you are using blu-ray, if not, go and buy a new Blu-ray player!

Mar 27, 2009 | Sony BRAVIA KDL-32S2000 32 in. LCD HDTV

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I have a avr-5808CI, when I hook up my bluray player with hdmi cable the blu-ray says 7.1dts hd and my system only outputs 5.1 dolby. I know you need 7.1 analoge out but is my system so obsolete. Is there...


no way to upgrade your pre-amp, but you can just use some simple little RCA Y-Splitters on the rear outputs to essentially give you 4 rear outputs to your amp like with 7.1.

however, true 7.1 each signal is unique.

at some point when it comes time to upgrade, check out Outlaw Audio. They make killer stuff at factory direct prices.

http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/990.html

Feb 27, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Interface error! Trun off the power


Okay...sounds like you have a lot of signal splitting as well as devices that may also weaken your signal. With digital cable, you won't see snow or what would be a dead give-away to a weak signal. Only analog signals do that. Digital signals give you crisp clear picture or they drop out.

Try taking the cable directly from the wall to the DVD-Recorder. If you are able to watch channels and manipulate the device, then you can start from there as the source is good and the recorder is good.

Try to place the DVD-Recorder after the first splitter and see if you still receive stable signal. You'll probably need to leave the unit in this part of your A/V chain.

It really sounds like you need a signal amplifier for all the splitting you've done, or to re-work your A/V stack into something more manageable. It is entirely possible that the built-in tuner of the new DVD-Recorder is not as sensitive as the old unit.

Oct 28, 2007 | Memorex MVDR2102

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Cannot record thru line 1


If you could but now you cannot then this is a circuit break down- although check your set up , but I feel it is the machine beginning to die

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