[mythtv-users] OT: need help on cable TV splitters
beww at beww.org
Sat Apr 28 21:49:30 UTC 2007
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.
>> 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.
> 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
Some amplifiers are fed by power through the coax, and you need to use
"power-passing" passive devices.
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