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Topic # 13483 12-May-2007 19:25
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What is the difference between a splitter and a line tap?

I read some Web article from a NZ company who do home TV distribution systems where they said they never use splitters due to signal loss. How do line taps overcome this?

Steve

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  Reply # 70531 12-May-2007 22:04
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All depends on the size of the system. If its only 4-6 ports then splitters are fine, if its larger then you may be in the region of using taps. Taps require that the signal from the LNB is pumped up 15-20dB before you start, then the tap can drop the signal by the nature of the tap some 10-20ddB as specified to each face plate.

The advantage of a tap system is that is gives greater isolation from each face plate to the main backbone of the system, hence less glitting due to the action of other users.

Horses for course really, how big is your system, and how complex do you want to make it.


Cyril





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  Reply # 70536 12-May-2007 22:24
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Thanks Cyril.
Max 6 ports so I think I will just stick to splitters.

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