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Old 05-11-2013, 11:01   #1
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Cable TV through Surge Protector ?

I was running cable TV through a Monster Brand Surge Protector. Cable tech says it causes a loss in signal and advises not to run through surge protector. I appreciate your feed back and experience.

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Old 05-11-2013, 15:56   #2
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He's correct.
It reduces the "mer". That is the ability of the tuner to lock onto certain freq's.
Can cause pixilation or loss of signal.

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Old 05-11-2013, 18:35   #3
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Yep. Had all sorts of problems when I ran Comcast's cable line through a cable/coax surge protector. In addition to screwing up the incoming signal, it also blocked the outgoing signal so the On Demand wouldn't work because it wasn't rated for bi-directional.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:11   #4
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You could probably get away with using a signal booster after the surge protector if it was a problem.

I've never used one on my TV (I use an OTA antenna) I've always used one going into my cable modem and I've never had any issues with my speed because of it.
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