[OT - NOT FEDORA] Question for the TV engineers
john.wendel at metnet.navy.mil
Thu Jan 31 18:50:16 UTC 2008
James Kosin wrote:
> John Wendel wrote:
>> James Kosin wrote:
>>> John Wendel wrote:
>>>> ~ (c) Using a splitter?
>>>> (c) Yes, 2
>>> Two splitters on the same connection??
>> Yes, I split the main cable connection into 2 cables (6-foot to TV,
>> 20-foot to computer) and then split the computer cable into 2 6-foot
>> cables for 2 computers. Have I violated some limit?
>> Thanks for your help.
> No, not exactly.
> Every splitter in the chain will cause a signal loss of about 3dB on
> average. 3dB compares to about 1/2 the signal is lost. Cable companies
> can make up for this loss by providing an amplifier to the signal coming
> into the house; but, they really don't like doing that.
> You may want to contact your cable company and request a service visit
> to check the signal quality. They have equipment to measure quality and
> may even have a solution for your problem.
> Good Luck,
Thanks for all the help. I'll try things without the splitters. And
I'll shutup for now unless I solve the problem with a Fedora related fix.
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