What should you look at to determine your signal strength for the Gateway and Portals using the Installer Menu? I have a lot of cascading splitters and notice rare pixelation. I know Shaw says "-10 to +10 dBmV" is the accepted range, but Gateway shows different signal parameters in several different screens:
1) "Tuner Status":
Lists signal strength for 6 tuners (which I assume are in the Gateway media player hub). My Signal Level ranges -0.90 to 0 dBmV and SNR is 36-38. I assume this is the incoming TV signal the gateway media player sees?
2) MoCA Status:
SHAW GATEWAY -
Node Rx Power: -38 dBm (NOT dBmV).
I believe you have to add ~48 to convert to dBmV:
So now the gateway is +10 dBmV. Node SNR 34
Why different that tuner status dBMV?
GATEWAY PORTS (4 of them)
38 to -39 dBM;
= +11 to +12 dBMV
3) Cable Modem
I realize Shaw disables this in the Gateway, but interestingly the modem signal strength is higher @ 1.1-1.7 dBmV
(is this because of the lower frequency band the modem uses, ex 449-489 Mhz, compared to TV ??)
What values should I look at to ensure my overall signal level is adequate with all my splitters?