Are all coax cable splitters the same?
Is there a difference in the quality of coax splitters? Not all coax cable splitters are created equally. Low quality coax splitters can adversely affect the video signal, causing excessive attenuation of the signal (signal loss) and multiple reflections which can cause ghosting (shadows on the picture).
Do cable splitters affect Internet speed?
If a cable splitter is installed correctly, it should not have an impact on cable modem speeds. There are some things a splitter can affect, which we will get into, but speed should not be one of them.
What type of splitter do I need for cable and internet?
Of course, a cable splitter is designed to split the signal without compromising the signal’s quality, but the signal does get equally distributed among all output ports on the splitter. So if you need to connect your cable TV and internet only, we would recommend you use a 2-way splitter for optimal output.
What does the dB mean on a cable splitter?
The numbers on each OUT leg of the splitter show how much signal is lost after passing through that leg. For example, a 2 way splitter has 3.5 on each leg. That means that 3.5db was lost as the signal passed through that leg. Note: The signal loss written on splitters is how much is lost at around 50 to 100Mhz.
What kind of splitter do I need?
You want at least a 1GHz splitter. 900MHz usually work as well (unless your cable company actually goes above a gig, which I seriously doubt). The 1GHz means that the splitter is designed to pass signals all the way up to 1GHz. You may also have the option of buying power passing or not.
Which is better 3.5dB or 7db?
3.5dB loss is half, 7dB is half again. That’s the absolute minimum loss possible when splitting a signal.
What is better 7dB or 3.5 dB?
What does dB mean on a splitter?
3.5dB loss is half, 7dB is half again. That’s the absolute minimum loss possible when splitting a signal. Imagine putting a splitter in a garden hose. Half the water goes one way (-3.5dB) and half goes the other (-3.5dB).