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Rg-11 cable run

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by Randy C, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Randy C

    Randy C New Member

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    Sorry guys, forgot to update this thread once I got my problem sorted. I ordered 1000 ft of rg11 cable and ran the line from the dish to the receiver. I tried the sonora amplifier but couldn't get it to work, so I either had it hooked up wrong (highly possible) or it just didn't work. However, it turns out I simply didn't need it. I mocked up the setup before it was installed and running through the entire 1000ft length we had next to no voltage loss to the receiver. I wound up using only about half the length, and when it was installed I got a signal of 55db, which seems to work just fine. So definitely thank you for the help on that front!

    Now I have a minor issue I was hoping you could further assist me with. I've created a separate post about this on the main forum, but thought you folks might know as well. I have a set of wireless headphones set up in my system that sound awesome when watching a blu-ray, but very lackluster when watching TV. If I was able to get that sonora amplifier to work in my system, would that increase the volume on those headphones?
     
  2. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Amplifying the Directv signal doesn't change the audio/video quality at all, it just makes the signal stronger so it is able to tolerate more loss. So long as you keep a stable picture the amp is of no benefit to you other than to give you more leeway for problems that will weaken the signal.

    When you say "lackluster" do you mean the Directv audio is quiet or something else? Directv receivers have a low volume output for whatever reason. I addressed the problem with this: https://www.amazon.com/STEREO-LINE-PRE-AMPLIFIER-15DB-12VDC/dp/B00I01ZNUS. Stick that between the receiver and what sends to your wireless headphones, and turn the dial up to where you want the volume to be.

    Why Directv doesn't just make the output louder since they seem to be quieter than any other audio device outputting at a line level is a mystery.
     
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  3. Randy C

    Randy C New Member

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    Slice, you have been most helpful with these issues I've been having, and your links to the items I need are greatly appreciated. Yeah, the audio coming through the headphones on the dish network TV is quite low. I was thinking the headphones might be needing to be replaced, but then I watched blade runner 2049 and the headphones nearly deafened me the first time a loud scene came up. The difference was unreal and I realized there was nothing wrong with the headphones at all.

    I'll definitely check out this amplifier for sure. I'm glad it is all I will need; I'm not convinced I could have gotten the sonora to work if I tried it again. Thanks again, much much appreciated.
     
  4. Randy C

    Randy C New Member

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    And the line amplifier worked perfectly. Thanks again Slice, you're a rockstar! :D
     

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