Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsTiVO & DVRs · 4 months ago

Would a coaxial cable splitter allow me to connect two cable boxes to one connection?

I only have a place to hook up cable in my living room. Rental company asled the owner for me and he won't allow me to have a second connection installed in the bedroom even if I pay for it.  If I use a splitter could I then run a cord from my living room to my bedroom and connect a cable box in there? 

6 Answers

  • AAAJ
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    Yup. You can use splitter 

  • 4 months ago

    No problem to split the signal before the box. Newer broad band splitter and cable should be used (RG6F cable and 5-1002 MHZ splitter. type like that used for connecting old vcr or cable is unsuitable.) No need to pay for a second connection, there is plenty of signal strength to split it up to multiple units-using the correct wire and splitter.

  • 4 months ago

    Yes, but one thing that never mattered much in the past could be a problem now:  


    Make sure the splitter is labelled as to passing signals up to or above 2 GHz. 

    Some will be marked 2000 MHz, which is the same. 


    You might get by with a 1GHz (1000 MHz) splitter on some cable systems. 

  • 4 months ago

    Yes, the only thing is you will be cutting the signal in half (even slightly less as the splitter has some loss + cable loss). This may not have any issue depending on factors but it good degrade the picture quality or it might make it so the cable box doesn't like it (doesn't get enough signal). This also depends on the type of cable box and such.

    Best thing is to simply try it. My guess is that it will work fine for you.

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  • k w
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    yup, should work fine......

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    The older style cable boxes you can without any problem. 

    Some of the newer ones that use the internet you may or may not be able to. It just depends. I would have to see how they're set up to give you a definitive answer. 

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