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Good coax splitter?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by jhjones75, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Sep 3, 2012 #1 of 10
    jhjones75

    jhjones75 Member

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    Experiencing major pixelation on my Elite on a few different channels periodically. Also experiencing it on a Series 3 in a different room every so often.

    Cable company has a 3 way splitter in the box outside.

    I also have a 2 way splitter where it comes into the main room. One to the Elite and one to the broadband connection.

    Any recommendations for a better splitter to put outside? Should i also get a better one in the main room?

    I have also seen mention of amps, but don't know much about them. Should I get one of those instead? Where should I put it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 4, 2012 #2 of 10
    cannonz

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    Antronix or any other brand used by cable companies. I would have the cable company come check it out could be your drop or any number of things.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2012 #3 of 10
    jhjones75

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    Thanks!

    I called Comcast and had them repair my cablecard this morning. She did the pairing and then had me disconnect the coax from the back of the Tivo and that fixed all my issues I've been having there. Going to just do that to all the Tivo's and see if that helps my pixelation problem.

    If not, I'll be replacing my splitters!
     
  4. Sep 4, 2012 #4 of 10
    SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Active Member

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    In my area Comcast recommends that you have a direct feed from a two way splitter to feed your cable modem and use the second port to feed the rest of the house. Check to make sure the connectors on the coax are good. A bad shield crimp can cause a lot of problems. If you have a crimper I would put new ends on the coax just to be sure.
     
  5. Sep 4, 2012 #5 of 10
    poppagene

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    aaronwt

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    MoCA only uses frequencies between .5Ghz and 1.5Ghz.
    When I was using MoCA with FiOS, everything worked perfectly with the 1Ghz splitter that FiOS provided, plus the 1Ghz ones I added.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2012 #7 of 10
    jhjones75

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    I am actually using MoCA. I've got a splitter out of the wall from the Elite to the Broadband modem. The 2 other MoCA adapters in the house, 1 off the Series 3 and another on an internet-ready TV.

    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  8. Sep 4, 2012 #8 of 10
    poppagene

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    Exactly -- sometimes it will work, but if MOCA is using a frequency above 1Ghz then the 1ghz splitter may interfere.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2012 #9 of 10
    pmiranda

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    I have had good luck with Channel Master splitters and amps but have no idea if they would be compatible with MOCA.
     
  10. justen_m

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    FWIW, my cable company provided all my splitters (2-way, 3-way, tap) free of charge. The brand is Extreme Broadband Engineering.
     

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