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Acc708

join:2008-06-28
reply to rocks911

Re: Verizon FIOS TV splitter

You're asking for trouble by splitting this off of the 6 way splitter. The signal that comes out of the ont is usually about perfectly balanced to use with a 6 or 8 way splitter. Any more than that is not going to be optimal. You would need a moca bypass amp to connect 10 outlets. Is there a reason you are trying to hook them all up at the same time other than just to have them all connected?


aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
said by Acc708:

You're asking for trouble by splitting this off of the 6 way splitter. The signal that comes out of the ont is usually about perfectly balanced to use with a 6 or 8 way splitter. Any more than that is not going to be optimal. You would need a moca bypass amp to connect 10 outlets. Is there a reason you are trying to hook them all up at the same time other than just to have them all connected?

My ONT goes to an eight way splitter and is still a very hot signal. I can split it a couple more times and then go to a four Tuner TiVo which splits it again and the signal is still very hot. The signal was like this for five years with my old ONT and also with the new ONT I got when I upgraded to the 150/65 tier.


bmoore8663

@verizon.net
I just dropped into your forum because it seems that you're discussing an issue that I am currently engaging. This splitting of the Fios TV signal, is this to split the signal that comes from one of my Version Fios set top HD boxes so that I can watch the same channels on two TVs?

I have four HD boxes currently with four HD televisions, but there are two people in my house unless its a holiday that we may have guest. I cannot afford the $200 a month to have internet access and tv for the four televisions. I was hoping to reduce my monthly charges by using two of the boxes somehow between the four televisions. Do you think this splitting signal could be a solution for me?

kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
This discussion is about splitting coax so another box can be added in another room.

You would need to either find a wireless solution to send video to another tv, or if the tvs share a common wall you can use multiple audio/video outputs on the HD Box -- one in the same room as the box and the other run through the wall to the other tv -- I do this in my living room / kitchen. Component video/analog audio to tv in the same room and HDMI to the tv in the kitchen.


Acc708

join:2008-06-28
reply to aaronwt
said by aaronwt See Profile
My ONT goes to an eight way splitter and is still a very hot signal. I can split it a couple more times and then go to a four Tuner TiVo which splits it again and the signal is still very hot. The signal was like this for five years with my old ONT and also with the new ONT I got when I upgraded to the 150/65 tier.
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You're probably running about 14 db on oob and 19 db on ch 126. Subtract 11.5 db for a 6 way or 12.5 for an 8 way and the loss through the cable and you will be at about zero. Anymore splitting than that is pushing the envelope. It might work for you, but your moca rates are not going to be great and thus making you susceptible to problems.



aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
said by Acc708:

said by aaronwt See Profile
My ONT goes to an eight way splitter and is still a very hot signal. I can split it a couple more times and then go to a four Tuner TiVo which splits it again and the signal is still very hot. The signal was like this for five years with my old ONT and also with the new ONT I got when I upgraded to the 150/65 tier.
[/BQUOTE :

You're probably running about 14 db on oob and 19 db on ch 126. Subtract 11.5 db for a 6 way or 12.5 for an 8 way and the loss through the cable and you will be at about zero. Anymore splitting than that is pushing the envelope. It might work for you, but your moca rates are not going to be great and thus making you susceptible to problems.

When I was using MoCA(I had two DLink MoCA devices and two TiVo Elites using MoCA) I got around 70Mb/s to 75Mb/s transfer rates between my TiVo Elite boxes. Which was slower than the normal 80Mb/s to 85Mb/s transfer rates using their GigE connection.

bmoore8663

join:2012-09-13
Fort Worth, TX
reply to kes601
Thank you for clarifying; I was feeling hopeful.

Unfortunately, none of my rooms with TVs have common walls.

Does anyone have an idea for a wireless solution that doesn't have a monthly service fee?
The tiVo boxes have a $15 monthly service charge + $150 for the tiVo box. That would be more expensive than renting another HD box from Verizon.
I just trying to find the cheapest solution to using all four HD TVs and possibly watch recordings made from the multi-room DVR.

kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
Something like this should work:

»www.amazon.com/RF-Link-AVS-5811-···eless+av