How to Use a Cable Splitter – Step by Step Guide

Using a cable splitter, one can get the cable signal on more than one television just by using the one signal. That means you have to provide an input through a single coaxial cable to the splitter and you can get as many output signals as you want. You can use 2-way, 3-way, 4-way, 6-way, or 8-way cable splitter as per your needs. There are also splitters available with more output options. But the query is; How to use a cable splitter!

Mostly, all the cable operators provide a ground cable which connects the television of your house. But by using a best cable splitter, you can distribute the same signal to the other television or the devices in your home. Professionals use splitters to connect two or more televisions or high-speed internet and cable TV, etc.

If you want to connect the wires in the mentioned way and run the multiple televisions, there are few things you should keep in mind.

  • You can buy multiple cable splitters with 16 connections.
  • Cable splitters come in many different sizes, and you can choose them as per your need, like from a two way to an eight-way splitter.
  • It is important to purchase a splitter which can connect with broadband internet signals.
  • The more signals you run, the more intermittent problems may occur, and even there are some chances of degrading the picture quality.
  • Standard cable TV splitters do not have the bandwidth which can be connected to the internet services.

How to connect cable splitter?

Step 1:

Locate the main cable line which was installed by the cable operator, and try to connect the splitter to the receiver. It will be black or silver male connector, in the receiver’s ‘out’ port and the splitter’s ‘in’ port.

Step 2:

Measure and buy the extra cable and connect one end to each coaxial cable from the end of the main cable to the separate output port on the splitter. Don’t forget to buy one separate cable to reconnect the original device. You can get such cables from any of the hardware stores.

Step 3:

Use the cables to connect the devices to the splitter by adjusting cable length. Locate the female connector on the cable splitter to the input post of each TV. Turn the main cable connector right side and tighten the screw.

Step 4:

Connect two coaxial cables to the ‘output’ ports on the other end of the splitter if you are using the two-way splitter. When connecting the splitter, leave enough space for the cable to fit it around the TV stand. Try to keep it out of sight.

Step 5:

Turn on the receiver when all the televisions are connected to the splitter. When you activate the setup box, one menu will be appearing on the TV which will guide you through the setup steps.

Points to keep in mind before you start

  • Before beginning the process, disconnect all the TVs, recorders and all the other devices from the TV sockets.
  • Make sure you don’t cut the cables without disconnecting them from the power.

Types of TV signal splitters and combiners

So, this is it! This article is to give an answer to the question: How to use a splitter for cable TV? Though TV signal splitters and combiners are some neglected electronic components, they are essential in many offices or even in some houses.

Betty Patch

My name is Betty Patch. If you want a high-speed internet or cable TV connection in your multiple devices like monitors, TVs, media players, consoles, etc. from a single coaxial signal, then you can get it done with the help of a coax splitter.

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  1. It’s good to know how to use a splitter without breaking it. I’m not very good with technology, so I always have to look things up before using them. I had no idea I could buy up to an eight-way splitter! That’s crazy.

  2. I live in an apartment where we have only one cable coming in, and that one is downstairs. I have been running a cable up the stairs to the cable box while the Internet modem is downstairs by where the cable comes in. I just went and got another cable box for downstairs but can not figure out how to make this work. I was thinking of getting a four-way splitter where I could hook the cable coming inside and the Internet cablet, but I still have the problem of the upstairs cable. I would appreciate any help you can give.
    Thank you

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