coax splitter - need signal booster?

Wade Preston Shearer wadeshearer.lists at me.com
Sat Mar 10 21:41:38 MST 2012


It's always lame to reply to yourself, but I found some answers in the one of the reviews to a similar product here:

http://www.amazon.com/Electroline-EDA-FT08300-Booster-Amplifier-Warranty/dp/B00299G80Q


Sounds like amplifiers are only for cable tv service.


On 10 Mar 2012, at 21:36, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:

> I have a 100" boom HDTV antenna in my attic. The signal goes down into my basement where I split it four ways to the various rooms in my house. I am in the process of finishing my basement. I will have three more rooms there that will need a signal. I don't currently have any signal issues (length of run, concurrent draw, etc). Will I be fine simply upgrading to an eight-way splitter [1] or would I be smarter to get a splitter with a signal booster [2]? What exactly does a coax signal booster do?
> 
> 
> [1] http://www.amazon.com/Coax-Coaxial-Cable-Splitter-Signal/dp/B0050N5JJO
> 
> [2] http://www.amazon.com/8-Port-Bi-Directional-Amplifier-Splitter-Booster/dp/B000WDR94U
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