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brutus

join:2003-12-16
Tampa, FL

Best place to buy splitters compatible with Fios?

I need to add a couple of lines just to take advantage of QAM tuners. I know it will only get me locals this way but that is all we need in those rooms. Where is the cheapest place to get splitters that can handle more than 4 lines?

My installer only had a 3 way or a four way and we are probably going to need at least a 6 way for now. I was told I couldn't use any of the splitters I already had and I haven't been able to find anything that looked similar locally.


Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ

I am currently using a cheap splitter that I bought at Radio Shack about 10 years ago. It works perfectly fine with Fios. I don't see why it would matter what brand you have. I have never seen a 6-way splitter though.



Thespis
I'm not an actor, but I play one on TV.
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join:2004-08-03
Keller, TX
reply to brutus

You can cascade splitters with no problems if you have a good signal.



GeekGirl1
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join:2007-01-28
Morrisville, PA
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Verizon should supply those splitters for free. The fact that he didn't have any on-hand just means he has to come back and finish the installation.

If this isn't the case, anything that's rated from 5 MHz to 1000 MHz will work.

They do make 6-way splitters, but aren't that common. You said "at-least" a 6-way? Get an 8-way and then put some terminations on the 2 unused ports. The loss is the same as cascading (8-way = 1 x 2-way with 2 x 4-way splitters), but it's a lot cleaner installation.

If Verizon does the install, the tech will make sure that those new runs will deliver enough signal to the TVs.



aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

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said by GeekGirl1:

Verizon should supply those splitters for free. The fact that he didn't have any on-hand just means he has to come back and finish the installation.

If this isn't the case, anything that's rated from 5 MHz to 1000 MHz will work.

They do make 6-way splitters, but aren't that common. You said "at-least" a 6-way? Get an 8-way and then put some terminations on the 2 unused ports. The loss is the same as cascading (8-way = 1 x 2-way with 2 x 4-way splitters), but it's a lot cleaner installation.

If Verizon does the install, the tech will make sure that those new runs will deliver enough signal to the TVs.
The Verizon
MoCA frequency used is 1150Mhz, so the splitter needs to go to at least that frequency to work properly. At least for the cable boxes. For just the channels I think it only goes up to 860Mhz.

JohnA
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join:2003-09-16
Pittsburgh, PA


Verizon installed 5-1000 MHz filters in this area.



GeekGirl1
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join:2007-01-28
Morrisville, PA
kudos:2

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5 - 1000 MHz was on my "official" Verizon splitter. Yes, MoCA is at 1150 MHz. However, it'll still work.

RF speak - The splitter is broadband. 1150 MHz is only ~10% above the max frequency. Translation - you have some slack to work with.


xer0derm

join:2007-07-27

I usually use Ebay and get a quality splitter. I look for PDI.



GeekGirl1
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join:2007-01-28
Morrisville, PA
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That's what I got from Verizon - PDI.


Baff

join:2007-12-05
Murrieta, CA
reply to brutus

I buy almost all my cables at Monoprice.com, good quality and the best prices. Is this what you are looking for?
»www.monoprice.com/products/produ···format=2

Only $3.50, plus a few dollars for shipping.



frodo123

join:2007-03-23
Norristown, PA
reply to brutus

These folks have always worked for me for splitters and connectors. Cables too

»www.l-com.com/


brutus

join:2003-12-16
Tampa, FL
reply to GeekGirl1

said by GeekGirl1:

Verizon should supply those splitters for free. The fact that he didn't have any on-hand just means he has to come back and finish the installation.
They did supply enough splitters to cover the install which was 4 lines, but I have since added two lines which is why I needed more. I probably should have had them connect all my runs but most were for future use. I didn't even have these two lines run at the time. I also felt bad since they were only supposed to add TV to my current install but ended up having to relocate the ONT due to grounding issues since apparently the rules changed from when I had my original install done. As a result the install took 9 hours since the rain didn't help either.

said by GeekGirl1:

If this isn't the case, anything that's rated from 5 MHz to 1000 MHz will work.

They do make 6-way splitters, but aren't that common. You said "at-least" a 6-way? Get an 8-way and then put some terminations on the 2 unused ports. The loss is the same as cascading (8-way = 1 x 2-way with 2 x 4-way splitters), but it's a lot cleaner installation.

If Verizon does the install, the tech will make sure that those new runs will deliver enough signal to the TVs.
Thanks that is what I needed. Yeah all my drops end in the same spot so a 8 way would work nicely. I checked Home Depot since I was there anyway before posting but they didn't have anything similar in stock that looked like the ones I had.