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Cable TV/Coaxial Splitter Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Bob_F, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Bob_F

    Bob_F Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a single analog cable feed that I need to split to four components:

    1) Sony KV-36XBR400 (36" Direct View Tube)
    2) S-VHS VCR
    3) VHS VCR
    4) 8MM VCR

    As a temporary (and incomplete) solution, I have a $5 Walmart "1 to 3" splitter in place. (My 8MM VCR is not hooked up.)

    What type of splitter should I look for to ensure a decent signal to each component? I noticed that Monster offers "High Performance" splitters but I am not sure what to make of them.

    What about amplified splitters?

    Any recommendations or perhaps real world experiences to relate?

    Thanks!

    Bob
     
  2. Huy T

    Huy T Auditioning

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    I have much better signal with an amplified splitter than a regular one.
    I'm using Electroline EDA 2400 (1 to 4).
    You can find it on ebay at a very affordable price.

    Dan
     
  3. Rick_Brown

    Rick_Brown Second Unit

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    You might be able to get away with one split less if you run the cable to your S-VHS and then to the TV from the S-VHS.
     
  4. Bob_F

    Bob_F Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the suggestion Rick,

    Bob
     
  5. Rogozhin

    Rogozhin Stunt Coordinator

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    Radioshack has a 4x 15db splitter for $30

    Hard to beat that.

    rogo
     
  6. Bob_F

    Bob_F Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks rogo,

    Would that be better than the $30 Monster cable 4 way splitter? Monster sells a $20 basic 4 way splitter and a better one for $30.

    The one I've been looking at is described as:

    Monster Standardâ„¢ 2 GHz Low-Loss RF Splitters TGHZ-4RF

    I'm a little bit leary of Monster since I have the impression that they overprice stuff.

    Bob
     
  7. Ben.T

    Ben.T Agent

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    Just make sure its not a 900Mhz type, those are still way to common in the digital age IMO
     

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