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Video splitters need to know and understand if there is less loss of cable signal,in the 741235096030 (nexxtech), 4 way splitter, as compared to traditional 4 way splitter.(cheaper brand).with a certain cable signal strength entering the in port,how much of that signal leaves the out port? thanks very much don ward

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I don\'t know about your specific brand, but splitters have losses that are typically 3.5,6, 7.5 and 11 for 2,3,4 and 8 way.



In most cable modem applications, we use a single 2-way so that the cable modem has only a minimum loss, then the TV\'s get put on the other side of the 2-way and split as many times as needed.



Here\'s a link to a typical splitter manufacturer where you can see the printed insertion loss of the various splitters.

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I have done an autotune on my sony bravia tv but am not getting channel 9 sbs. the television in the bedroom is a smaller digital tv and that picks up all the channels. the two tv's are connected


Is the splitter an amplified splitter or not? Have you tried the channel search when you connect the antenna directly to the TV? (Disconnect the cables from the splitter and use a coupler to join them together.) Tuners do vary in their sensitivity. For digital signals, your TV should report the signal strength. This is often under the Settings sub-menu. Some TVs will give this information in the Channel Edit option.

If the straight through connection gives a better signal, check your antenna direction and try a different splitter. Amplification will often help; however, when my amplified splitter was damaged the less sensitive tuner lost a number of channels that the other TV received. (Looking at the signal strength, one TV was getting adequate signal with one bar out of 8. The other needed at least 4 bars to process the signal.)

I hope this helps.

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Hello,I have purchased a digital converter to connect to my tv to receive local stations,My question is,What do i need to connect all 4 tv's that I have to the converter? or Do i need a converter for...


The converter has only one tuner, this means it can only tune one station or channel at a time. The output of the converter is usually a single coaxial cable jack. The output is generally a user selected channel - often Ch 3 or Ch 4. When you connect the output of the converter to the antenna input of the TV, you set the TV channel to match the setting on the converter (again, Ch 3 or Ch 4).

You could install an amplified splitter to split the output of the converter and run a cable from each TV to the splitter, more on this amplified splitter, later. Set all the TV's to the same channel as the converter output (Ch 3 or Ch 4) and you would be able to watch whatever the converter is tuned to. This means ALL the TV sets must watch the same channel. What is showing on one will be shown on all. This may not be a problem if you live alone and own 4 TVs. You could simply turn one TV off when leaving a room and turn on another when entering a new room. This will be a problem if there are two or more people in the house that wish to watch different programs at the same time. To accommodate everyone, you would need as many converters as there are different programs that are to be watched on different TVs at the same time - 4 would be a good choice to provide the greatest flexibility of tuning for every TV.. You would simply install the additional converters on the other TVs just as you did with the first TV.

If you wish to use a splitter to divide the output of the converter to several different TVs (or have a single antenna and want to send the signal from it to several TVs for that matter), an amplified splitter is highly recommended. A standard splitter only divides the signal and has no provisions to boost the signal from the antenna. The more ways a signal is split, the less signal there is to supply to the TV sets. The result is a snowy picture. An amplified splitter not only splits the signal the way a standard, non-amplified splitter does, but also boosts the signal from the antenna to each TV. This provides a much stronger signal to the TV which results in a better picture. Pick an amplified splitter that has enough output jacks (based on the number of TVs you wish to connect).

I hope this helps and good luck!

Sep 13, 2011 | Televison & Video

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The internet send/receive/pc/activity lights - thus PC are not working. We have rechecked all of the cables, and it works when it is directly lined to the cable coming into the house, but not through any...


Had this issue with our local 'Insight' cable company several times, before I replaced our 'consumer-grade' (which had also worked before) splitter with another, better one (with less dB loss!). Went 'round-and-'round with the cable company over this--they tried selling us their modem (ha!), cajoling us about using splitters (uhm, whut?), and trying to blame 'neighborhood signal strength' issues, but the bottom line was, and is, that cable companies dole out signal power just like they do connections--and occasionally (unfortunately) they seem to 'poll' the lines and do some internal accounting to minimize their cost, naming rules they've always had involving 'devices' and such, but the point is to keep your signal going, bugging them less (believe me! dealing with them, hope you can ferret out an 'honest tech' instead of reaching one who is actually a 'scheming seller!')... anyway, after months of dealing with their peppered, dodgy, and questionable 'solutions', I did find that a 'contractor-grade' splitter did the job for us. Never had the issue again, and currently have a two-way splitter on that line. BTW, I just re-read your post, and if you have a 'three-way' splitter or more, try using a two-way, no matter the quality, your signal will depreciate less (signal loss in this case is comparable to losing less water through a pail because it has less holes in its bottom!). Hope this works for you--happy cabling!

Jul 05, 2011 | Arris SURFboard SB5120 Modem

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My modem shuts off all the time and I have to keep disconnected it and wait to plug it back in.And then again for it to happen again often. The green lights on the modems only light up to 3 at times or...


You have a signal problem most likely. Too many cable splitters on the line that modem is on, therefore reducing your signal power. An amplifier will not help because most of the time this is an upstream related signal issue. The best thing to do for cable modems is run them a direct line from your de-marc point. This is usually in your basement in some panel (newer homes), or outside where your power and other utilities come in. Just make sure the line running to your modem is off of the very first splitter. For example you would have your main line coming in, go to a 2 way splitter, one leg to the modem, the other leg to a 4 way splitter that powers your 4 tvs in the house.

Of course it could always be the main line to your house is bad, or just that the modem is bad. But honestly - too many splitters and low quality cabling/splitters is 99% of the cause.

Nov 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Our first tv has a booster amplifier on the coaxial cable, i have purchase a new tv and need to know what product i need to us to attached the new tv's coaxial cable too. We have used a splitter box, but...


To have good picture quality you need zero DB (decibels) for one TV without a splitter. You can use and inline amplifier for each individual TV hooked up to the cable input with a output leg connected to each TV. If your house in wired in parallel (one main input hooked up to a splitter with all of the other TV's run off of the splitter) you can use a whole house amplifier hooked up inline between the input line and the splitter. If you house is wired in series (the input goes to the first outlet, then splitter to second outlet and so forth) each splitter knocks your signal levels down 50% each splitter. Amplifier placement depends on how the home is wired and how many TV's are in the home. Splitters can be either balanced (50/50 split) or imbalanced (75/25) etc. On a two way splitter 75% of the signal goes out one leg, while 25% goes out the other (usually for FM transmissions). If you have a three way splitter the signal is divided by the number of output legs. Splitters do go bad as well (sometimes only one leg). You can also buy an amp that is multi- port (which splits the signal and amplifies in one unit/ one input and 2,3,4 outputs). Amplifiers are electric and there is no way that the splitter can interrupt the power that would take all the signal away. If you meant that it drops the signal level so the picture is unacceptable, that's different. If you have another splitter in the house try using that one, the other might be bad. All in all you can purchase most anything you need at a Radio Shack and are very inexpensive. Amps can be purchased in different gains (boost). +10db, etc. I cannot believe that your cable company is giving you such minimal signal that 1. you need an amp?, and 2. that one splitter drops your picture to nothing? Your line extenders (amps for the lines that feed your neighborhood) might have problems or need adjustment by the lazy, cheap, cable co. also. I had problems with my cable company (when I had one) my modem would not stay online. 4 months later, they diagnosed the problem and my drop (RG56 cable line that feeds my home from their tap in the cable box outside) was bad. My friend could stay online and 2 months later comcast adjusted their amps (line extenders) in the neighborhood and then he was fine. I know this is a lot to digest, but I'm just trying to draw a clear picture so you can understand it all. I hope this helps and good luck!
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Comcast Cable Down All Day Every Day


Here's some things to check:
If there are signal splitters on your cable for TV, computer, more than one tv, the signal is getting divided ...every splitter will weaken the signal.
Check for unneeded splitters, also there are splitters that have a wider frequency capability.
Consider upgrading to 2hgz splitters if needed.
Also I think that the more homes that are on the cable tend to make the signal weaker...I don't comcast would fess up to this, but I'm pretty sure it's true.
Make sure all your cable connections are snug and you may want to double check for corrosion etc. on each connection.
I resorted to a signal amplifier on my home. We've got comcast for cable tv and internet, with multiple tv's and multiple computers.
The amplifier (motorola) boosted the signal for everything and we've got way less dropped, frozen pix, black screens and the internet is back up to speed.
Comcast even came out and put a signal strength meter on the in-line to the house and stated it's within their limits... Glad I put the amp on the line..
Give it a try.
K

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Cable TV splitter


Get one splitter if it is six rooms a six way splitter, they make them in three, four six, eight way splitters if it's cable make sure u cable splitter reg splitter uses lower freq the more connections u have the more signal loss. Get rid of as many or all those other splitters. Any question get back to me.

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The HDMI splitter is intended to take one source to two displays. You need an HDMI switch to take two sources to one display, a device you can tell which input to select.

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I am unable to get my vcr to record. To use my vcr i have to turn my tv to channel 3. Our cable company uses channel 4. Please help


If the tv is working with the cable box with the coax to channel 4 ( then with this configuration to send any signal to the VCR actually it is posible to use a splitter with coax and send the signal to the tv and vcr after the cable box. vcr has tobe in channel 4 also, all channel selection is done in the cable box then anything you see in the tv is recorded in vcr. BUT guess what: You maybe can try something else:
If you send the cable from the wall straight to the splitter and then from splitter to the TV and to VCR, now you can record differnt channel than you are watching in the tv but in this case scenario you need to send the vcr to the video input 1 of the tv to play what is record. Any way to install this TV and VCR you not always need to depend in the cable box.

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no way to upgrade your pre-amp, but you can just use some simple little RCA Y-Splitters on the rear outputs to essentially give you 4 rear outputs to your amp like with 7.1.

however, true 7.1 each signal is unique.

at some point when it comes time to upgrade, check out Outlaw Audio. They make killer stuff at factory direct prices.

http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/990.html

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