No, he could find a much less expensive splitter, that works much better; gold splitters are no good, not conductive enough, and Radio Shack /= quality. The reviews, as I expected, are poor; way overpriced junk, as often is the case with Radio Shack.
My recommendation is for him to buy a splitter online, something like the cable cos. use; Regal, Broadband Extreme, or Antronix, and others like Steren are good too. No gold, and 5-1000MHz is all that one needs to look for in one of those good brands.
Agreed - that was just to show an example of "what" a splitter is - not a "recommendation" for that particular one.
I find the splitters you can find at Ace, or Home Dept / Lowes Home Improvement, to be of equal or better quality than the fancy "gold" ones and work just fine.
Understood. My point, though, was the 'fancy gold splitters' are actually worse, (and way overpriced). They work sometimes, but that is because any given home might have extra signal to offset the unnecessary extra signal loss from the gold splitter. (Also, a Radio Shack splitter's construction is questionable.)