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Everything You Need to Know About Cable TV Splitters

Everything You Need to Know About Cable TV Splitters

Issue Time:2022/10/10
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Today, every household has multiple TVs installed the home. However, the increase in the number of TVs has also translated into a direct increase in the number of cable TV services. So, if you want to stay on a budget while enjoying premium TV service in multiple areas of your home, buying a cable distributor is the right choice for you. Depending on your lifestyle, you can buy coax or wireless cable splitters.


It's primarily a gadget that lets you connect multiple TVs in your home using the same cable connection source. So, with a single source, you can enjoy TV shows from multiple regions. Depending on the number of TVs in your home, you can choose up to a 16-port splitter.

However, signal strength is very important to enjoy the same premium quality on multiple TVs. If you live in a remote area with frequent power outages, choosing a cable splitter is not a wise choice.

How do they work?

It has two main parts; one is the port for the cable source, and the other is made up of multiple ports for connecting to the TV. It should be noted, however, that as the number of output ports increases, the signal strength decreases. So if you want a stronger signal to reach other devices, it's best to buy a cable splitter with a lower number of ports.

Wired and wireless options

These are the two types of separators that are popular in the market. Coax splitters are very cheap and easy to set up. So if you don't have signal problems in your area, this splitter is the right choice for you. However, the main disadvantage of this type of splitter is that it is not possible to watch two channels on different TVs at the same time. Also, in the event of bad weather or other internet outage issues, the signal can easily be lost.

Wireless splitters, on the other hand, allow you to bypass the hassle of managing multiple wires. Also, you can watch the same channel on different TVs with this setup. However, it is significantly more expensive than the wired option. Also, it requires high-speed internet to function properly. If you can't afford one in your area, then you can try a cable TV receiver/DVR to enjoy HD streaming in multiple rooms.

Setting up a coax splitter

Setting up a wired splitter in your house isn't very difficult. There is also a professional installation option if you are not comfortable setting it up yourself. But it could cost you a fortune. These devices mainly connect to the signal source and divide it into TV and modem. No matter how many ports/way the splitter may have, it basically performs the same function.

If you don't want to buy another cable box, then you can connect a cable splitter to the main box and the main TV. With this connection, other wires can be connected to other TVs in the home. But as mentioned, you can't watch the same channel on multiple TVs with this setup.

Set up a wireless cable splitter

If you don't want to manage multiple wires at the same time, a wireless splitter is a right choice for you. All you need to do is connect a short cable to the splitter and watch your favorite upcoming movies anywhere in your home.

With this setup, you will find two different sections/areas. One is to connect a cable box, and the other is to additionally connect various devices such as receivers and game consoles. After that, you just need to connect the various receivers to the TV. You can then enjoy the same channel on multiple TVs at the same time.

Possible problems

Wire length is very important for a successful splitter installation. If the length exceeds 50 feet, the signal strength will be greatly reduced. If the wires are too long, there will be no benefit to installing a splitter. Even if you buy a signal booster, it's not guaranteed to be compatible with the splitter. The signal reaching the modem is also weakened. So, in this case, you can consider other options offered by reputable cable providers.

Another solution to this problem is to buy a splitter with only the required number of outputs. Ideally, you should buy a splitter with two outputs for superior functionality. A wireless setup gives you better TV viewing options than this setup. You can also watch content streamed on your receiver/cable box on multiple TVs in your home.

Important notes

Finally, it's important to note that a cable splitter is quite different from a satellite splitter. If you live in a remote area and have a satellite setup, then a cable splitter won't be for you. They will further weaken the signal. So, before buying a splitter, make sure your setup and splitter are compatible with each other.

The above briefly introduces the basic information about cable TV signal distributors. If you want to buy cable TV signal distributors, please contact us.

SOMI is a professional custom antenna accessories manufacturer. Specializing in the production of TV signal connectors, TV signal distributors, TV signal amplifiers, etc. We have experience working with many large companies around the world to understand customer needs and product requirements. We have experience working with many large companies around the world to understand customer needs and product requirements.
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