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Bypassing splitter gives better HD cable from DVR to modem?

Michial
02-28-2008, 09:12 PM
I have comcast triple play with internet phone and hdtv. I dont have two wall jacks. Ive got a HDDVR DCT3416 I-there is a cable from the walljack to a splitter-one of the cables from the splitter goes into the "rf in" jack in the back of the DVR, the other cable leaves the splitter into the ARIS touchstone modem. Can I get rid of the splitter and have the cable from the wall go direct into the "rf in" on the dvr and then have a cable go from the "rf out" of the dvr into the touchstone modem. I called comcast and they didnt know. They said not having a splitter would increase signal strength to the tv. Any thoughts and has anyone in here tried it? Thanks

Lee Stewart
02-28-2008, 09:25 PM
I have comcast triple play with internet phone and hdtv. I dont have two wall jacks. Ive got a HDDVR DCT3416 I-there is a cable from the walljack to a splitter-one of the cables from the splitter goes into the "rf in" jack in the back of the DVR, the other cable leaves the splitter into the ARIS touchstone modem. Can I get rid of the splitter and have the cable from the wall go direct into the "rf in" on the dvr and then have a cable go from the "rf out" of the dvr into the touchstone modem. I called comcast and they didnt know. They said not having a splitter would increase signal strength to the tv. Any thoughts and has anyone in here tried it? Thanks

The RF OUT would have to be a loop through and deliver the exact same signal that is coming out of the wall. I am not aware of that capability of the 3416.

The RF OUT is probably NTSC RF - the lowest signal quality there is.

Michial
02-28-2008, 09:52 PM
comcast said that my signal strength is strong-I tried hooking up the wal jack cable right to the dvr and I didnt notice any picture improvement-so I guess the two way splitter doesnt degrade the quality.

benailes
02-29-2008, 07:21 AM
comcast said that my signal strength is strong-I tried hooking up the wal jack cable right to the dvr and I didnt notice any picture improvement-so I guess the two way splitter doesnt degrade the quality.

just having one splitter in your house won't be a big deal. when you start having 4-5 splitters (like me :thumbsup: ) that's when trouble is to be had.

VODGuy
02-29-2008, 09:40 AM
The answer is no, you cannot hook your EMTA up to the output of your STB.

The STB is programmed only to output on 1 channel (which channel it is depends on your local carrier, it is usually ch3 or ch4).

Motorola STBs will not pass other frequencies other than the 60-66MHz range (assuming channel 3 is selected as the designated output) to the RF output.

And even if it DID provide a full spectrum passthrough (which it does not) your return would also have to allow for full return spectrum (5-42MHz) to pass back through the box (Which it does not).