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Old 06-10-2009, 08:29 AM   #1
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Question Use of splitter for TV & internet - FIOS

Need some help please.

I currently have 3 HD TV's + an internet connection to FIOS. I have tried to set up a wireless bridge to connect my BD player and my son's XBOX 360 (both in family room) via ethernet and have had problems getting the bridge to work.

So, I thought I'd try moving the wireless router down to the family room, and using a splitter to connect to both the HD DVR in the FR & to the router. Then, I can connect both the BD & the XBOX via ethernet ports on the router.

My question is, can I use a splitter in the FR without:
1. degrading the picture & sound quality in the FR (52" XBR & home theater room, main system in the house)
2. lowering the internet speed / degrading service

I'm fairly sure the answer to #2 is yes; but not sure about the 1st.

Thanks,

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Old 06-10-2009, 08:36 AM   #2
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splitting signals will always reduce the signal stregnth, that's why you should always have one dedicated line for your internet, and the rest can go to the tvs.

you won't lose any noticeable picture quality when splitting (I believe verizon sends a very strong signal to compensate for that).
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:59 AM   #3
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Once again people will give advice when we have no idea about his wiring. Split the signal and install your router where you want it BUT... . Make sure all your channels work properly when youre done .... and your on-demand and your multi-room DVR plays back on all sets if you have that feature.

If anything doesnt work right after you move it, PUT IT BACK and have it done correctly by Verizon.

Sorry all, but if I cant properly run wires and split signals without my equipment, neither can you.

.. and by the way, if you install your own 2 way split, make sure it says 5-1000Mhz on it.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:25 AM   #4
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Sorry all, but if I cant properly run wires and split signals without my equipment, neither can you.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:07 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replys I'll give it a try with the splitter.

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Old 06-14-2009, 08:30 AM   #7
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Just a quick follow up to advise this worked well. I looked through my box of "stuff" (i.e. cables, splitters, etc. - doesn't everyone have one?) and found the recommended splitter type and it works flawlessly. This has improved the wifi signal downstairs in the house, while only reducing the upstairs signal minimally.

FWIW, BD Live is nothing special (at least not any I've seen); however the BD updates for the player are much easier and convenient this way vs. needing to burn ISO discs.

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Old 06-15-2009, 05:51 AM   #8
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just curious, how does a splitter help improve the wifi signal?
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:44 AM   #9
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Router is just in a better centralized location JM
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