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Toots

join:2012-09-27
Fairhope, AL

Must I upgrade A/B Switch to Digital

My ISP is changing from analog to digital. I use an A/B switch and a splitter. Must I change them in order to use digital signal?

Toots



tschmidt
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join:2000-11-12
Milford, NH
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It would be nice to know what kind of connection you have and what you use the A/B switch for.

/tom



jack b
Gone Fishing
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join:2000-09-08
Cape Cod
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reply to Toots

You might not have to. I would wait and see, then change it out only if there are problems.

If you do have signal issues you should get cable hardware and splitters rated for 5-1000hz and it should work fine.
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ilikeme
I live in a van down by the river.
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join:2002-08-27
Sugar Land, TX
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reply to Toots

Is this some really old cable TV system or what?



Wily_One
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join:2002-11-24
San Jose, CA

Yeah it's been years since we had those A/B switches for coax.



Weirdal
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join:2003-06-28
Grand Island, NE
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said by Wily_One:

Yeah it's been years since we had those A/B switches for coax.



I use one of these and it works fine for a digital signal.
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cablegeek01

join:2003-05-13
USA
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reply to Toots

It looks to have decent specs. As long as your cable plant is below 900Mhz (the highest channel being used is below 900Mhz, and most are), you should be okay.

Switches between 2 input sources
Hardware and adhesive pad included
75ohms inputs – 7ohms output
Bandwidth 5-900MHz UHF-VHF-FM
90dB High-isolation
A/V Switcher


Toots

join:2012-09-27
Fairhope, AL
reply to Toots

My cable setup for many years has been set to split the incoming cable into 2 cables. One cable then goes to my VCR (yes, I still use a VCR) and the other goes to the A/B switch and to the TV. A Cable from the VCR goes the the A/B switch and on to the TV.

This way I can view VCR tapes or TV by switching the A/B switch.

My cable company is changing to all digital and a company installer told me that I may have to change over to digital A/B and splitter.
Have been looking on the net for a digital A/B and splitter and so far have not found any.

Thanks for the input.

Toots



Weirdal
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join:2003-06-28
Grand Island, NE
kudos:21

said by Toots:

My cable setup for many years has been set to split the incoming cable into 2 cables. One cable then goes to my VCR (yes, I still use a VCR) and the other goes to the A/B switch and to the TV. A Cable from the VCR goes the the A/B switch and on to the TV.

This way I can view VCR tapes or TV by switching the A/B switch.

My cable company is changing to all digital and a company installer told me that I may have to change over to digital A/B and splitter.
Have been looking on the net for a digital A/B and splitter and so far have not found any.

Thanks for the input.

Toots

Most (all) VCRs allow you to pass the cable through them and then select TV or VCR on the remote or VCR itself.
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guppy_fish
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join:2003-12-09
Lakeland, FL
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reply to Toots

You will have other issues ... the cable input, being digital will have to first goto a cable decoder box.

The Output of the new cable box can use your old A/B switch if it has RF output


Toots

join:2012-09-27
Fairhope, AL
reply to Toots

Yes, it now is set up to go through a digital adapter which changes the signal.

Toots