Splitting Cable Signal

April 16, 2010 at 05:36:56
Specs: Windows XP, 2.6 256
The more TVs DVDs and computers you have on a single cable, the more the signal gets degraded. But isn’t that only if the device is turned on? If only one of these devices is operating at any given time, shouldn’t it be getting 100 percent signal strength?

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April 16, 2010 at 07:44:00
More or less. The more splitters used, the more degradation you'll get. If only one appliance is in use, you'll still get some loss, but it will be negligible (less than 0.5% per splitter). This is due to the extra cable runs, and the inherent signal leakage.

However, boosters are fairly cheap, and give you the convenience of being able to operate all appliances at the same time.

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April 16, 2010 at 13:45:14
When using a splitter the signal is divided by the number of
outputs. 2 out - 50% each 4 out - 25% each In reality it is less
than that because of other losses. The amount is fixed and
doesn't vary with the number of devices turned on.

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