said by andyross: said by Morac:
The downside is that the 3.5dB leg had been feeding a 4-way splitter near my TV (don't ask), so now the downstream signals at my TV are barely enough to get a picture.
Being for TV, you could consider an amp for that leg. Just make certain it is 'digital' or 'broadband' compatible and will pass the upstream if you have any full cable boxes on that leg. Any TV's directly connected, or using DTA, don't send a return signal, and could be OK with a cheaper amp (but I still wouldn't waste money on one.) Use a quality amp like the Motorola series, and not some cheap Radio Shack or WalMart thing.