[mythtv-users] HD HomeRun 1012xxxxx vs later models (Rev1 vs Rev2 tuners)

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Sun Mar 15 07:16:10 UTC 2009

Brian Wood wrote:
> You might also need a bi-directional amp, if your cable modem is after the 
> amplifier. The modem needs to be able to send a signal back to the cable 
> system.

If it were me, I think I'd put a splitter before the amp and put the 
cable modem on one leg of the splitter.  This is assuming the 3 dB loss 
of the splitter isn't too much for the modem, but it usually isn't.

In general, when I had a cable modem, I tried to put it on the first 
split.  e.g., if I had to go to three TVs, I'd use a two-way splitter 
with the modem on one leg, then put a three-way splitter on the other 
leg for the TVs.  TVs are usually less picky about signal loss than modems.

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