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Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Hoopster, Jan 14, 2005.

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  1. Hoopster

    Hoopster Guest

    Hello,


    I bought a 3-way Cable Splitter and for some reason I get a bad static
    type picture on Channel 2. I paid like $4.00 or so for it at Walmart.
    I need to know if I purchase a more expensive one will it give me a
    clear picture? Can anyone recomend one to me. I saw a Monster brand
    one on ebay for $3.00, but I kind of want to buy one quickly.
    Radioshack??? Any thoughts would be appreciated especially like the
    signal strength I need.
     
  2. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    First make a direct connection (no splitter) to determine picture
    quality.
    Splitters are so simple that it is extremely hard to mess them up.
    If channel 2 is strong without the splitter, then try another by
    return-for-replacement process.
     
  3. Hoopster

    Hoopster Guest

    What's a return?


    Also, the picture was fine on channel 2 before with a two-way
    splitter. Now both tv's are messed up on channel 2.
     
  4. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Disconnect one of the TVs from the splitter and check TV #1 quality,
    then swap connections to check TV #2 quality.
    It is possible that both would look OK if the only one on the cable
    (with splitter in the line).
    If indeed this is what that experiment shows, then each TV is
    interfering with the other, then some careful mis-tuning of each one
    would be in order.
     
  5. Hoopster

    Hoopster Guest

    Actually two tv's and one cable modem connected to one 75 cable line.


    I also have a booster plug-in thing that Adelphia gave me.


    However, sometimes at night Channel 2 is bad on both tv's.
     
  6. SCADA

    SCADA Guest

    Do you have all three outputs terminated to a TV or 75 ? load?
     
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