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Strange things can happen...........
Do you have problems when only one of the sets is turned on, or when both are on?
Also, as mentioned before, what market are you in, and what are the channels you have issues with (number, UHF or VHF, etc)?
It was recently noted in one of the broadcasting magazines, that a set can cause issues with "missing channels" on another set even when it is turned off. It mis-terminates the line, causing reflections that go back to the splitter and "comb-filter" some channels out. Try it with one set only, and use a terminator on the splitter port that feeds the set that's turned off.....or, just turn the other set on and off a few times.
If that's the case, you may get away with just adding an attenuator in line with the offending set, which would not only attenuate the incoming signal a bit (OK if you already have a strong signal in your area), but would "doubly attenuate" the reflection. Worth a try, anyway.
Ken English, Sr. Engineer, KSL-TV.
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