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Thanks.. In your opinion, should I boost...

Thanks..

In your opinion, should I boost from the main line in (before the first splitter), or after the first split of three just on the basement line.?
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Signal Booster to help?

I have seen some related threads, but none that apply directly to this situation.

I currently have the following set up with my cable t.v.

Line in from outside. Splitter splits three ways
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Buzzing from TV

About a week ago hooked up my new Zenith 42" EDTV plasma...Looks great and with help from this site...fixed weak signal issue with coax cable...

But I'm noticing a slight buzzing or hum sound...
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I have now installed my Zenith EDTV Plasma and...

I have now installed my Zenith EDTV Plasma and the HDTV cable box is in.. Running component from box to receiver to t.v. (reciever can transfer broadband video) But most high def channels are not...
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Posted By dbruce1112

I installed a three way splitter marked...

I installed a three way splitter marked 5-900mhz...

But I'm seeing that my t.v. picture sometimes "drops" brightness. Shows appear darker. I'm assuming thats due to this splitter.

Today I just...
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Posted By dbruce1112

Cable Quality versus $$$

It seems that Monster cables dominate the retail world. I'm finding it hard to believe that their quality can make a noticeable difference to the average person... Especially since I do...
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Posted By dbruce1112

Speaker Wire Positive/Negative??

This is probably a stupid question, but I can't get an answer..

I just installed monster cable speaker wire (behind wall CL3 Rated) in my finished basement. It is a clear jacket with the two...
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Splitting Cable Signal

I just finished my basement and the electrician put cable for tv into three outlets. This once cable runs all the way to the splitter that currently exists in my house. The main TV cable comes from...
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Posted By dbruce1112

I'm starting to get this more now.. Just a...

I'm starting to get this more now..

Just a couple follow ups..

1) With a VCR, there is no component video, just the basic composite. So I'll assume that I run from VCR to RECIEVER then from...
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Posted By dbruce1112

Its still a bit foreign to me.. For...

Its still a bit foreign to me..

For example...When I hook up my DVD player. Do I have to hook it up to the TV AND The Reciever? Also, with the VCR, does that also get hooked up twice? What...
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Posted By dbruce1112

Help with Home Theater Cables

I will be hooking up a home theater soon.. Television, VCR, DVD/SACD, Reciever 5.1 surround speaker set. While I know the options depend upon what my equiptment has, I'm wondering if there is a...
02-08-05, 05:19 PM
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Posted By dbruce1112

Not enough heat in Basement?

I am in the process of finishing my basement. Approx. 900sqft. It was just sheetrocked. I used r-13 Insulation with 2x4 stud wall construction. I added 4 forced air heat/air vents with one return....
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HDTV Letterboxing

I am looking to purchase an HDTV. I dont have the $$ to spend on a plasma, and I don't want rear projection due to poor viewing on angles (I'll have a need for angled viewing in my room).

I am...
01-25-05, 01:47 PM
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Posted By dbruce1112

Insulating Over/Around Wire?

I'm finishing my basement and have the framing and rough electric up and inspections approved.. I now will insulate walls with R-13 and am wondering do I need to split the insulation blanket to...
01-12-05, 06:47 AM
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Posted By dbruce1112

Order of Work?

I am in the process of finishing my basement. I am contracting, but having subs do work. I will have rough electric and framing inspections done in next 10 days..

In my town, next inspection is...
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Posted By dbruce1112

Thanks for the help.. But you mentioned some...

Thanks for the help..

But you mentioned some other things I"m not clear on.

Why would you run Coaxial cable for a sub woofer? Whats it for? Also, I am running cat5e to two locations and up to...
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Posted By dbruce1112

6.1 Reciever with 5 speakers

I am finishing my basement and I'm pre-wiring for surround sound (with CL3 rated behind wall monster speaker wire). I originally planned to wire for 5.1 surround...front left/front right/center/rear...
12-04-04, 08:11 AM
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Posted By dbruce1112

Egress Window

I have been told that the code specifies that if you finish your basement, you will need proper egress ( in most cases an egress window or door direct to outside). But I've also been told the code...
12-04-04, 08:09 AM
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Posted By dbruce1112

New Jersey

New Jersey
11-30-04, 12:11 PM
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Posted By dbruce1112

The problem is, there is no one at the code...

The problem is, there is no one at the code office who can give details. They refer me to the internet to try and find and understand the IRC Code. I don't know how your're supposed to build...
11-30-04, 04:43 AM
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Posted By dbruce1112

Framing Code?

Other than 16" on center, firestops, and possibly pressure treated sole plates for the floor, is there any other "code" issues in regards to the way a basement is framed? It seems there are...
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I'll check code, but I'm assuming I'm O.K. The...

I'll check code, but I'm assuming I'm O.K. The furnace will be in a room approximately 30x16...
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Posted By dbruce1112

Is it Code in Most Places?

I appreciate the help.

Also, is it generally a code requirement to add ventilation?
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Posted By dbruce1112

Finished Basement Need Registers?

We're about to finish our basement (approx 800 sqft). Open Design. I have read all kinds of pros/cons on how to run ductwork/registers for heat/cool and I'm wondering if its even needed since the...
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