[mythtv-users] Coax splitters - how painful are they?

Dan Ritter dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu
Tue Sep 25 13:33:46 UTC 2007

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 03:29:31PM +1000, William Pettersson wrote:
> should have decent signal, I pick up analog SBS pretty much perfectly.
> Anyway, I now want to upgrade my system, more hard drive space and
> another tuner.  Actually another two tuners would be nice I reckon.
> Is it possible to get decent coax splitters that don't have too much
> signal loss?  Is it worth me trying to hook up a splitter for my third
> tuner, if I only plan to use it once or twice a week, or should I just
> grab a dual tuner, and be forced to skip the occasional program here and
> there?

For two tuners, I would use a passive splitter; for four tuners,
I would consider a four-way powered splitter. But if your signal
strength is exceptional -- as yours may be -- even a 4-way
unpowered splitter may work.


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