Digital coax splitter?

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  1. Larry Fletcher

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    Please excuse my ignorance but I need some help. My buddy is having Comcast Hd installed this week. Here is the problem: 1. The box he will get only has digital coax out. 2. His Sony receiver has 1 digital coax in, which currently is connected to his dvd player which only has digital coax in. Does anyone know of any company that makes a splitter of some sort? Once again I apologize for my ignorance. Thanks for any help!.
     
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    As far as I know, there is only an OPTICAL audio splitter available.

    Good luck

    Alfer
     
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    Does his DVD player and receiver also have an optical connection available? If so, connect the DVD using the optical, then use the coaxial input for the comcast.
     
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    I have no idea if this would work, but you may be able to try a RCA Y-adapter like this:
    http://www.monstercable.com/productPage.asp?pin=654
    Actually, I was thinking of doing a similar application...only in reverse. I was thinking of splitting the Coax from my cable box to two receivers. One for the family room and one for the garage/outdoor speaker setup. Can anyone confirm if a Y-adapter like this would be able to carry the signal to both inputs/outputs?
     
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    A good quality A/B switch would definately work, though a Y-adapter should also work fine. As for splitting one signal into two, it should work, but you may encounter some signal degredation over distance (more so than an unsplit run).
     

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