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bunions

join:2005-12-19
Philadelphia, PA
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Re: 4 TVs & modem...how to run

now that I look at it, wouldnt a 5 way be the same loss for the modem as my above diagram?



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said by bunions:

now that I look at it, wouldnt a 5 way be the same loss for the modem as my above diagram?

That would depend on the splitter. The 2 line splitter would have a 3.5 db attenuation for each leg. If your 5 line splitter has a 3.5 db attenuation for one of its legs, then yes, it would be the same.
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bunions

join:2005-12-19
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Do they even make 5 ways actually? I can't find them at all online...all i am seeing is 4 and 6

Doesnt matter. Going to do the 2-way & 4 way set up.



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its the same as a 2way to a 4 way...just all in one piece.....somewhat of a myth.

2 way and 4 way.

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said by gar187er:

its the same as a 2way to a 4 way...just all in one piece.....somewhat of a myth.

2 way and 4 way.

and dont buy the gold junk.

more to gar point it should have printed on it [either in ink or stamped] a frequency rating of 5Mhz to 1Ghz however they choose to write it some say 1002Mhz, close enough. And the loss per leg which is usually stamped in the metal. You do not want a hybrid cable/sat splitter, their loss per leg is higher due to covering different frequencies. You probably don't want most of what they sell in lowes/homedepot/walmart/radioshack, instead go to the comcast office, if its close by, and just ask for a 2 way they should have no problem handing you one.