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Is there a proper orientation to install an inline RF coaxial attenuator? I have two options where I can install it on the wall plate with the attenuator male side pointed toward the direction of the incoming signal or install it on the TV where the female end is pointed in the direction of the incoming signal.


Phrased another way, does the RF attenuator attenuate the same db if installed in either orientation? I'm trying to attenuate the forward signal strength. I'm not that concerned with the reverse path in these applications.


The attenuators are manufactured by Holland if that matters.
 

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They are not directional. You can install it wherever you want. However, given those two choices, I would rather put it on the wallplate just because if it gets hit by something, it is much easier and less costly to replace a wallplate than a connector on a TV set. Personally, I would put it on the splitter that feeds the outlet, where there is much less of a chance of it getting hit by something.
 
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