Doubts about TV cable distribution - 2 FREE cabling and networking Helpdesk
 Question by Antonio Gomes posted 31 Jan 2005
 Doubts about TV cable distribution - 2
Hi Dimitri

Thanks for your answer. About the question 3, I will try to explain better. I have, at least, 3 TV sockets in each wall of the room. The way is built now, the cable arrives in the room, in the first TV socket box, and is connected to the input of a 2-way splitter. One of the outputs is connected to the socket and the other goes in the direction of the second socket box. There, the cable is again connected to the input of a 2-way splitter, one of the outputs is connected to the wall socket and the other goes to the third socket box (where is connected directly). Ok, so I have 3 TV wall sockets and I can connect my TV in one of them, one at each time. The question is, instead of use 2-way splitters, should be better to use T connectors in the first and second TV wall sockets?

Thanks and bye

Antonio Gomes
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 31 Jan 2005
Dear Antonio,

It looks like the first outlet needs a T and the second one needs a splitter. It actually means that in total you may have 4 splitters/taps before the end of the cable, and therefore the signal may be very weak. So, see it you can combine all the splitters in one 8 or 16-port and terminate all unused ports with a 75Ohm cap. Then pull individual cables to every outlet location. The signal is still going to be pretty weak because of the number of divisions it goes through to make a 16 port splitter, but it will be at least roughly the same level when it hits the TVs. You may also want to consider an amp.

Good luck!

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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