I have a related question, seemingly appropriate here in this discussion...
I am now contemplating a splitter, a basic 1->2 one up in the attic. I realize of course there will be an associated insertion loss of approximately 3.5 dB, possibly up to 4 if the splitter is not one the of the better ones... This a simple reality as power is being halved.
I wanted to avoid this scenario given our fringe location, but I wish to try it before throwing in the towel, hoping the CM-7777 can compensate for this loss. I plan to raise the antenna (DB4e) a bit too, to help overcome this split...
In doing some reading, I found this relevant diagram from Antennas Direct:
1. I need to look more carefully at the splitters I have in my old cable box, but is one port always going to be a "DC Pass Out"?
2. If one does as described in the diagram, does the benefit of amplification apply to all outputs on the splitter, and if so, equally?
3. Much more related to the original topic here, especially if #2
is "no".... Would there a performance benefit in this set-up to have power insertion prior the splitter? I'm guessing for the same reasons provided earlier, the answer would be "no"....
4. Given that the splitters i have are 20+ years old, almost all are oxidized or corroded from moisture having gotten into the bag some how, I plan to buy a new one. Any really good ones that can be recommended, with particularly "low loss"?