How Do TV Antenna Splitters Work?
This article will discuss everything you need to know about TV antenna splitters, including what they are and how they work.
We’ll then answer some popular questions about TV splitters, helping you understand how to use them within your home.
A TV antenna splitter is a device that allows you to use the same TV antenna to split the signal into two or more TVs.
For example, a two-way TV antenna splitter will divide the signal coming from the TV antenna, allowing delivery to two different TVs. A four-way splitter, then, will divide the signal so four different TVs can receive it.
TV splitters make it possible for multiple people to watch TV at the same time without having to be in the same room. The main benefit of using a splitter is that it can save you money by eliminating the need for having multiple TV antennas.
How TV antenna splitters work?
A TV antenna splitter is basically an amplifier that will receive a signal from one or more antennas, amplify it, and then split it up into two or more outputs.
The most common type of antenna splitter is the F-type coaxial cable connector, which you can find in any electronics store for less than $10. This device has a number of ports so you can plug in multiple antennas and split them up to go to different TVs. A standard F-type coaxial cable connector usually has one port for connecting an output to the TV set and two to four ports for connecting antennas.
Do TV splitters weaken the signal?
A TV antenna splitter usually has a signal loss of about 2-3dB, which means the signal strength will be reduced. You can solve this issue by installing an amplifier near the splitter or adding an extra power booster.
We typically install TV antennas on rooftops because this can help achieve better signals. If you’re unsure about where to install your TV antenna, you can always hire professionals who specialize in this task and who can assist with installation for you.
The amplifiers can also help when you experience weak signals as they give more power, transmitting it again. Cable issues and interference can also cause your TV reception to be week and the TV picture to break up or freeze.
Can I use a splitter for two antennas?
A TV splitter can be used for two antennas, but it will not provide a signal for two TVs.
The TV antenna must be connected to a TV’s input jack in order to get a signal. If you have more than one TV antenna, you will need a distribution amplifier or splitter to split the signal into multiple wires that can be connected to each of your TVs. A distribution amplifier also has the added benefit of removing any ghosting from the picture.
Will a splitter work with my Apple or Samsung smart TV?
While coaxial splitters typically don’t typically work with smart TVs, HDMI splitters should work with all devices in the home. As such, they should work fine with an Apple or Samsung smart TV.
HDMI splitters work by converting HDMI video and audio signals into coax, sending them over a long distance. They function in a similar way to HDMI cables—like the one you probably already use for your smart TV.
A quick summary:
To sum up, TV antenna splitters work by amplifying signals and splitting them between two outputs. They’re useful when multiple people want to watch TV at once in the same household.
Get in touch
To find out more about TV antenna splitters and whether or not one will work for your home system, get in touch with the experts at Action Antennas today. We’re here to answer all your questions and help you find the best solution for your family.