New Splitters

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  1. timchi29

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    I'm going to buy a new 2 way and 3 way splitter for moca. Any suggestions on brand and frequency?
    Thanks.
     
  2. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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  3. timchi29

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    I am not sure which 2 you are comparing, but you want to use the ones rated up to 1675MHg, not the ones for Directv.
    The white label looks like a newer version vs the blue label, perhaps by a different source (Amphenol). I know the blue ones up to 1675MGz have been used successfully, I suspect the white labels are also good but they are not the most common one suggested.
     
  5. luv2rallye

    luv2rallye New Member

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    Know that all passive (not amplified) splitters reduce signal by at least 3.5dB. So if you have a weak signal to begin with, you now won't have enough to be detected/useful. Just warning you of a very typical outcome.
     
  6. ma91cs4d

    ma91cs4d New Member

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    I’ve used MoCA-specific splitters from Antronix, Holland, and Starburst and they all work well. I’m not sure whether your host TiVo is going to be connected to the 2-way or 3-way, but if it will be on the 3-way, you can get an unbalanced splitter with 1x -3.5dB and 2x -7dB ports. That’s what I used for my Roamio, Tuning Adapter, and MoCA adapter that all run off of a single drop.
     
  7. snerd

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    3.5dB is typical loss for a 2-way splitter. A 3-way unbalanced splitter usually as one output port that is 3.5dB and two output ports that are 7dB.

    Since the OP specifically mentioned MoCA, which has about 50dB of headroom before performance begins to degrade, the amount of loss from one or two splitters isn't really a big concern.
     

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