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PIggy-backing my Cable signal

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PIggy-backing my Cable signal

I have the X1 system here in the Tacoma, Washington area. I have my X1 system routed through my home stereo system for better sound quality than what my tv can produce. In the OLD days (80's) we could use a splitter and use the coax itself to "boost" our FM signal on our stereo, using the coax as an antenna. Is this still possible to pull in weaker FM signals and boost strong ones?

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I have the X1 system here in the Tacoma, Washington area. I have my X1 system routed through my home stereo system for better sound quality than what my tv can produce. In the OLD days (80's) we could use a splitter and use the coax itself to "boost" our FM signal on our stereo, using the coax as an antenna. Is this still possible to pull in weaker FM signals and boost strong ones?


cable is now digital and analog (FM) is not included. many/most radio channels have an internet feed that you can feed to your stereo via a PC etc.




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Re: PIggy-backing my Cable signal

There are certainly amplified FM antennas out there but all decent receivers should be able to pull in FM stations with a dipole "T" antenna or just a simple wire that is longer than 31 inches.

If you are trying to pull in distant stations a rooftop VHF/UHF/FM antenna would be the best.

Rusty brings up a good point. Almost every radio station in world streams their signal on the internet. There are plenty of devices that you can add to your sound system to accomplish this. Sonos is the first one that comes to mind but there are many other options.
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Re: PIggy-backing my Cable signal

Thanks Rick and Rusty. I'm obviously not familiar with any of those type devices. Do they use WIFI then, as I do have WIFI in my home. I'm wanting to pull stations in and get rid of the static. I have a powerful Pioneer receiver from the 70's, the SX-1010 that still performs beautifully. I know that there are a lot of channels that it's not pulling in right now. I am looking also into getting a used rooftop antenna from someone for free. I don't think it's the rotary type but we'll see. But if there's a better option that doesn't involve running flat-wire then I'm interested in hearing more. Thanks!

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