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Topic # 31746 29-Mar-2009 12:52
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Can you split a TV aerial more than 2 ways like these adapters? http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/49ceb7bf015204aa2740c0a87f3b06b9/Product/View/L4671

Or will you need to convert one end to F-Conn then you can use these? http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/49ceb7bf015204aa2740c0a87f3b06b9/Product/View/L4222 
If you do this option then you will need to convert the other end back to a standard aerial connection right?

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  Reply # 203972 29-Mar-2009 13:20
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You can spilt it as many ways as you like,it's all dependant
on how much signal/quality you have.

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  Reply # 204041 29-Mar-2009 20:29
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cbehrent: Can you split a TV aerial more than 2 ways like these adapters? http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/49ceb7bf015204aa2740c0a87f3b06b9/Product/View/L4671

Or will you need to convert one end to F-Conn then you can use these? http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/49ceb7bf015204aa2740c0a87f3b06b9/Product/View/L4222 
If you do this option then you will need to convert the other end back to a standard aerial connection right?


The two units are quite different in that the first is designed for use with VHF/UHF freqs 5-900MHZ where as the latter url points to a splitter 5-2050MHz I'd expect to see feeding signals from my sky dish around the house to various PVR's etc. You'll note this unit also has a power pass feature.

If your just looking to split the incoming signal of a standard VHF/UHF antenna you can probably safely run with the first option.

I should say I'm no expert in this area but that's been my own experience when using these boxes :-)

Cheers, Paul.



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  Reply # 204050 29-Mar-2009 20:45
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Guess the question I am trying to ask is:
is it possible to have the standard aerial connection on one when of the cable and a F-Conn on the other end on the same cable?

If the answer is yes, then I can use the second link so it can split 4 ways rather than 2.

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  Reply # 204059 29-Mar-2009 21:01
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cbehrent: Guess the question I am trying to ask is:
is it possible to have the standard aerial connection on one when of the cable and a F-Conn on the other end on the same cable? If the answer is yes, then I can use the second link so it can split 4 ways rather than 2.


I think it would be a yes but as others have said your input signal levels will influence your ability to distribute them around. The sat box splitter should handle the lower end of the spectrum just fine to my way of thinking. Someone will be able to correct me if I'm wrong.

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  Reply # 204084 29-Mar-2009 22:58
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One splitter, as close to the output of the antenna or distribution amplifier is the best way to do it, will minimize any reflections from mismatches etc.

You also want to avoid those crap belling-lee plugs on things, Its only stupidity of following europe that has seen them linger on in the days of digital TV, F connectors are much more robust and leak less. There are ok crimp on belling lee plugs for RG6, but leave those for the connection to the back of your TVs




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  Reply # 204470 31-Mar-2009 16:46
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For interior, RF connectors are fine if a tip of the central copper wire is tinned with solder and braiding is soldered to the connector's ground. Suprisinly, here is a splitter which satisfied my needs (though mine one has just three outputs)....And I have a Kingray amplifier installed in my house.. Tried a couple different passive splitters (including one VHF/UHF from DSE  with pwr pass through). They did not work for the whole spectrum (VHF/UHF) as good as that cheapest one from Surplustronics. Maybe I just got lucky..

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