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Loop out to second tuner losing channels

Discussion in 'General Cable TV.' started by BSM911, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. BSM911

    BSM911 Registered

    I have a Mutant HD51 but am having problems with looping tuner A into tuner B.

    Atm I'm using a 0.5m male to male RF cable with a male to female adapter but some channels are pixelated.

    Adjusting the cable where the RF cable goes into the second tuner sometimes helps but results in a different channel become pixelated.

    I've tried using a different RF cable with the same results.

    Am I doing something wrong? Or do I need a higher quality RF cable for the loop as both the cables I've tried so far are pretty cheap ebay ones as I (probably stupidly) didn't think it would make a difference on such a short run.

  2. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    I use a loop cable that I made myself on my Xtrend ET8500.
    I find that it's best to use good quality cable and connectors and make it as short as possible.
    I've got a HD51 but got it set up as a combi at the minute so not using a loop on it.
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  3. dave100

    dave100 TK Veteran

    I have my own drum of wf100 cable and crimpers so i can make any length of cable with crimped ends if any members need any :thumbsup: