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Old 7-Sep-2012, 5:57 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by ADTech View Post
A splitter's job is not to degrade the signal, its purpose is to divide the signal. The signal coming out of a splitter should be identical to the input signal except at a lower power as indicated by the device's insertion loss.
Well, sure, its stated purpose is to divide the signal, but there is no division without degradation. The first definition in Websters for degradation is 'to reduce'. In the context of the original question which was:
"I don't want the use of a splitter to cause me to lose some of the channels that are right on the fringe of coming in well.

If a good splitter will not cause significant signal degradation, I'll use one."
"lower in power" is exactly the kind of degradation he's asking about.
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