[mythtv-users] OT: need help on cable TV splitters
douglasw0 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 22:11:59 UTC 2007
One more lower tech possible issue: You say you've been using a 4 way
splitter. From everything I've heard from your message you have 3 inputs
(Cable Box, Cable Modem, MythTV box). That leaves you one open port on the
4 way splitter. Do you have a resistor on the 4th output? That will give
you huge signal degredation if you don't.
On 4/28/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> William Munson wrote:
> > Brian Long wrote:
> >> On 4/28/07, *Marc Barrett* <mnealbarrett at cox.net
> >> <mailto:mnealbarrett at cox.net>> wrote:
> >> I need to split my cable TV's signal several times, with as little
> >> degradation as possible. So I am looking for advice on what
> >> splitters to use.
> >> Marc,
> >> I've been using a Radio Shack powered 4-way splitter for about 2 years
> >> and it's been great. I set the amplifier at its lowest setting. It's
> >> not cheap, but it works like a charm.
> >> http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103093
> >> /Brian/
> > Just be aware that your cable modem and interactive cable box may not
> > work behind the amplified splitter. Both of them talk back to the
> > central office and the amp may block that.
> Hmmm... "Central Office", sounds like a telco guy. "Head End" is the
> usual term for CATV operators.
> But you are quite correct, you would need an amplifier with a reverse
> path capability.
> Some amplifiers are fed by power through the coax, and you need to use
> "power-passing" passive devices.
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