RCA splitters on video

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by mike leslie, Jan 11, 2002.

  1. mike leslie

    mike leslie Auditioning

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    Will attaching a signal splitter (Y - plug) to a video signal decrease signal quality appreciably?
     
  2. JerryW

    JerryW Supporting Actor

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    Yes it can, how much it degrades the signal depends on the quality of the splitter.
     
  3. brucek

    brucek Second Unit

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    Mike,

    You are not allowed to "Y" split a baseband video signal. This is an impedance matched connection. If you simply split it, the 75 ohm video source will see half the impedance as its load. You won't like the results.

    You need a proper video distribution device (one in / two out, etc) to accomplish this.... That way the source component sees its required 75 ohm load for a proper match..

    brucek
     

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