2 way splitter question

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  1. Mark__T

    Mark__T Agent

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    If I have to use a splitter, is there any differences between them. For example is there a difference between Radio Shack Goldseries (15-1234) 75-Ohm Coax & Monster Cable 2 Way 2 GigaHertz RF Splitter (TGHZ-2RF)

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    Mark
     
  2. SimiA

    SimiA Second Unit

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    Yeah!!!!
    The amount of money they cost!!![​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seriously, I've had Rat Shack gold series products, and I've had 2 break within a month, when trying to reconfigure my system inputs/outputs. Seems like the're not very sturdy.
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  3. Mark__T

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    OK Thanks

    What about the Monter Cable brand splitters?
     
  4. SimiA

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    I'd use them before the Gold series.
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  5. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    RF splitters do have bandwidth limitations, which in layman's terms would be described as VHF quality, UHF quality, or directly in megahertz. I don't have the frequency ranges at hand although 2 GHz should be adequate for any current application. There may also be uneven frequency response which shows up as poor reception of some channels if the original signal strength is not too high to begin with. Only someone's experience such as a magazine review would reveal this kind of problem.

    You probably should not get a 4 way splitter when you need only 2 or 3 way split, since the signal is still divided 4 ways. You probably should split no more than 2 ways if signal strength is not too high (unless you also get a booster amp).

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