[mythtv-users] Coax splitters - how painful are they?
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Sun Sep 30 21:05:05 UTC 2007
> RF is a surprising beast--best not to underestimate it. As the joke
> goes from an RF guy I worked with once, "FM doesn't stand for
> frequency modulation. It actually stands for 'f#$@in magic.' Even we
> folks with our EE degrees have to admit we dont' fully understand how
> it works all the time."
> So, let me gently add to the others who've suggested please please
> dont' screw with the safety of aviation in your area for want of
> another $100 worth of capture card and a passive co-ax switch box.
> Passive co-ax switch which even has a remote control for $50
> $15 passive high isolation co-ax switch:
> Please do not combine CATV and OTA signals in any way shape or form.
> The results won't be what you want, and you will be spewing RF noise
> into the area that'll at the very least cause interference with TV
> reception among your neighbors, and at worst, will interfere with the
> safety of aircraft.
Thanks for the links. I already have something like in the second link.
I have never seen a remotely controlled switch up here in the boonies. I
suspect that the radio shack franchises up here were a pale imitation of
the US stores, even before the franchise was yanked from InterTan (which
now trades as 'The Source'),
I will look for the remote one.
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