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rocks911

join:2012-06-05
Garland, TX
reply to ITALIAN926

Re: The RG6 Compression fitting blues

Thanks for the advice on the Dynex splitter Italian, I have a splitter coming from verizon, I'll just wait for it to be delivered.

You asked "Why would Verizon install an unnecessary
"bigger splitter" in order to introduce more signal loss?"

I have a 5 bedroom home with 2 living rooms and a mancave, the reason seems obvious why I would want Verizon to have installed a splitter sufficient to cover my entire house. Is it unreasonable to expect that maybe 8 drops be connected in a 3500 Sq. Ft. house?

kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
If there was not tv or a router in the rooms when FiOS was installed then the installer would have had no reason to install a bigger splitter and as was stated, the more splits, the bigger the signal loss.


ITALIAN926

join:2003-08-16
kudos:2
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reply to rocks911
A very long run connected to an 8 way, opposed to a 6 can put the signal just beyond an acceptable low point. Again, depends on length of coax. You dont have to wait for the VZ splitter, even a new splitter can be defective. If the Regal is marked 5-1000 mhz, it should be adequate. Like I said, if any of the runs are SHORT, put them onto the 2way out of the 6.

Good luck.

blue_trooper

join:2007-04-17
Exton, PA
reply to kes601
said by kes601:

If there was not tv or a router in the rooms when FiOS was installed then the installer would have had no reason to install a bigger splitter and as was stated, the more splits, the bigger the signal loss.

I know it varies by ONT but when I got mine installed (2006) the signal out of the ONT was so strong they put attenuators on the line. The same result could be managed by using a 'too big' splitter.


PoloDude
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join:2006-03-29
Northport, NY
kudos:3
said by blue_trooper:

said by kes601:

If there was not tv or a router in the rooms when FiOS was installed then the installer would have had no reason to install a bigger splitter and as was stated, the more splits, the bigger the signal loss.

I know it varies by ONT but when I got mine installed (2006) the signal out of the ONT was so strong they put attenuators on the line. The same result could be managed by using a 'too big' splitter.

Attenuators were used when VZ was supplying an analog signal. That has not been the case for several years now.
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kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
Ahh, didn't know it was due to the analog signal. Good to know.