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## cgreenwood

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 Topic # 99738 26-Mar-2012 15:10 I have 3 TV's hooked up as follows. aerial---------splitter------splitter------TV(c)                       |                 |                       |                 |                    TV(a)             TV(b) My question is does the aerial signal get evenly divided at each splitter leaving TV(a) with 50% and TV(b) and TV(c) with 25% each OR Does the signal get evenly distributed to all TV's leaving each with 33.33% ? In other words, would you be better off to wire it thus:                  TV(a)                   |                   | aerial------splitter---- TV(b)                   |                   |                 TV(c)

## B1GGLZ

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 Reply # 600330 26-Mar-2012 15:41 cgreenwood: I have 3 TV's hooked up as follows. aerial---------splitter------splitter------TV(c)                       |                 |                       |                 |                    TV(a)             TV(b) My question is does the aerial signal get evenly divided at each splitter leaving TV(a) with 50% and TV(b) and TV(c) with 25% each OR Does the signal get evenly distributed to all TV's leaving each with 33.33% ? In other words, would you be better off to wire it thus:                  TV(a)                   |                   | aerial------splitter---- TV(b)                   |                   |                 TV(c) Youd be better using a good quality 3-way splitter. In the first diagram TV b and c are being fed from a signal that has already been split. Your maths seems correct to me.

## sbiddle

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 Reply # 600396 26-Mar-2012 17:27 Splitters don't evenly distribute signals (not quite technically correct, but it's the easiest way of summing it up). A TAP is needed if you want to "evenly distribute signals". The 2nd setup is how things should be with a splitter.

## Brunzy

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 Reply # 600469 26-Mar-2012 20:43 Some 3 way splitters are internally like your first diag ,nowadays more like diag 2. If its Digital , and you are reasonably above threshold it shouldnt make much difference , ideally put the longest cable run out of the single split(A)

## cgreenwood

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