There are many reasons that can cause a lousy cable signal. One is the quality of the splitter. Buy a high quality splitter. A good splitter will cost more than the cheap-o one found at the local store that costs only $5.99. Go to your cable company office and ask if they could sell you one of their splitters. I have cable, and for the longest time I had two HD cable boxes and 3 TVs that received only basic cable via coax. I simply took the main cable from the pole and used a splitter, and all is fine. Another possible cause of lousy signal is the quality of the coax. Use only RG6, not RG59 coax.
Hi, i am in college and am renting a house with 2 other guys. I need to know how to run coax cable to get the best sigal to 4 tvs (one with a cable box). We have one line running in, Do i need a video amp or just a 4 way spliter. last year i lived there and i ran just a split of the cable box and the signal sucked. could that be just my cable. im not sure what to do
thanks for the help