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Old 06-12-2018, 06:15 PM   #1
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Switching from three-way splitter to two-way splitter

Will I lose a tv? Or may I use one tv. Then go inside and watch the bedroom one. Husband says we will not be able to ever use the outside one? I was under the assumption that it would not let me watch outside one and inside one at same time. So thought it would work on which one I was using
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Antenna, cable, or satellite?
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That's a little rude....
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Need to know a lot more. First if you had a 3-way that worked just fine and gave you viewing everywhere you needed... why are you changing to a 2-way? Most (larger) RVs donít use splitters. They have a entertainment amplified switcher that accepts multiple inputs (antenna, cable, satellite, DVR, HDMI/ game player/ iPhone,...) and for each TV in the RV there are three pushbuttons (at tge central switcher) so any TV can be connected to any source with a push of a button. Sounds more complicated than it is, but does eat up an overhead bin space for the centralized sat receiver, DVD player, switcher, cables,...

Now a little technology... splitters split signal. So going from 2-way to 3-way reduces signal to each TV... regardless if it is on or not or even connected to or not even connected to the splitter. So you donít want to just get a bigger splitter than generally needed. Second piece of technology that factors in is all US TV today is digital. Unlike former analog reception that gets a little snowy when signals fade/ get split too much, digital is nearly perfect as signals fade/ get split until it reaches it signal-noise threshold and it goes black (pix & audio).

Back to the switcher. Simple switchers donít split signals... they switch it all to another port so no loss of splitting the signal to selected TV and no loss to the others that mostly arenít even on. But because sometimes we all want the convenience of watching two different TVs on different channels... the amplified multi-tv switcher has been the switcher of choice on most larger RVs. These have a built-in amplifier before its built-in splitter (which gives each of the TVís pushbutton set of inputs the signal they need. These amplified switchers cost about $225. A simple non- amplified switch (like Radio Shack sold/ available elsewhere are about $10.

Hope this helps, or helps to give us more info about your set-up/ issue.
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In addition to what was said above - note that the old coaches with TVs and antennas installed in the day of Analog TV signals will have a different type of splitter (up to 900 MHz range) than would be required today with digital (HDTV), you would want a splitter with a frequency range over 1GHz.

Here's a good explaination of that https://www.techwalla.com/articles/w...r-for-cable-tv
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We have a 2015 Precept. Digital Tv’s. Living room,bedroom, outside. No mater what we are connected too air,cable, the bedroom tv does not get the same channels, and picture is awful and breaks up a lot. So am thinking nothing wrong with the 3-way splitter, the tv is bad. It is beyond me why if you have a wire or cable coming into RV why Tv’s are not the same. Oh by the way outside TV gets good reception. Thank you for info.
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We have a 2015 Precept. Digital Tvís. Living room,bedroom, outside. No mater what we are connected too air,cable, the bedroom tv does not get the same channels, and picture is awful and breaks up a lot. So am thinking nothing wrong with the 3-way splitter, the tv is bad. It is beyond me why if you have a wire or cable coming into RV why Tvís are not the same. Oh by the way outside TV gets good reception. Thank you for info.
Disconnect the cable from the back of the tv and use a barrel and another coax to run that signal to one of the ďgood televisionsĒ. If that tv works good then your tv is bad.

I suspect you have a loose connection since you are having problems with the park cable and over the air.

Your first question is a bit of a mystery. With a properly functioning splitter you should be able to have equal signals for each tv.

IF you are able to find the splitter in question you can disconnect one cable at a time and find which tv it feeds. You can then run a temporary run of coax from the splitter to the tv in question.

Be sure to use a wrench to tighten the connections but donít get aggressive. Hand tight is not good enough when these things rattle down the road.
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