Can this splitter be used for digital cable or only analog? Comcast rep said this splitter is not digital and degrades the quality of video. coming from the outside box. Or is that rep just trying to play games?
We keep having to pull these out of jobs because client set top boxes aren't working properly. The cable company comes, replaces the splitter with their own and everything works great. Don't know what is wrong with these, but have a stock of them I'm throwing away.
Had a hard time locating a local distributor for digital cable box compatible splitters. This splitter does function with Cisco cable dvr's. The threads such that it is very hard to install the F-connectors properly. They may have to be turned with a die to deepen the threads.
A 2-way splitter will loose 3.5db on each leg. A 4-way works the same as using three 2-ways, where you would connect the two outs of the first 2-way to the inputs of the two other splitters and you end up with four outputs that are -3.5db x 2, or -7db. To expand that to an 8-way splitter, you would add another layer of four 2-way spitters on each of the outputs to get 8 total ports at -10.5db (3..5x3). This is why splitters typically only come in 2,4,8 and 16 port configurations.
So to manufacture a 6-way one would only use two 2-ways in that final four-to-eight output layer, (instead of the four,) and that would result in four -10.5db ports and 2 -7db ports. But on this device, who's to know which is which? I suspect the two outputs that are on the same side as the input are each -7db and the other four outputs are -10.5db.
Found this 6 way splitter at Monoprice for a very good price and fast delivery. Most places don't have a 6 way splitter want to sell you an 8 way. I didn't need two extra ports hanging out there so this splitter worked just right. I have always been happy with items I have purchased from Monoprice.
PROS: Just what I needed. Good price. Quick delivery.
My first purchase with Monoprice was perfect. I will be back. The item was exactly what I needed and functions just as I hoped. The splitter is built sturdily and I haven't had and don't expect any problems with it.