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

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sun Sep 30 16:26:19 UTC 2007

On Sun, Sep 30, 2007 at 10:21:40AM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > Well, the *optimal* approach is probably to get a commercial 10-port
> > from someone like Channelmaster or Blonder Tongue and (if necessary)
> > drive it with an amp, and then home-run all your cabling to it... but
> > that's the RF-geek approach, and you might not think it worth the
> > investment.
> No necessarily, especially if all of the destinations are not
> equi-distant from the source point (in DB. of loss, not necessarily in
> feet or meters).

Really?  I wouldn't have thought the drop run length would make that
much difference, as this is how DarkHouse seems to do it here: 10 port
DC in a bag, with all the local drops run from it -- which can range
from 20 to 250 ft, by observation.

> Essentially it all depends on the physical arrangement of the the
> devices you want to feed. If they are all more or less the same distance
> from your feed point then the home run from a central device makes
> sense, if they are all spread along a vast distance then that iss not
> the best approach.

But for RF purposes?  Or solely for cable reduction?

-- jra
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