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Old 12-11-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Coax split between hdtv and cable box


I just got an HDTV (sony KDL55HX800) and upgraded Brighthouse cable service to HD with cable box. I have the box connected to the TV via an HDMI cable and it looks great with tons of HD channels. However, a direct coax connection to the TV provides additional channels that are not available thru the cable box. I'd like to split the coax line so that I can connect to each separately so that I can switch between the 2 inputs on the TV. Unfortunately, the split isn't working. When on the splitter, the TV cannot find all the same channels that it can find when connected directly. Any ideas?

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The only thing that I can think of is that splitting causes some level of signal loss. Perhpas the loss is enough that your TV is no longer able to recieve them.

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How are you splitting the cable? The only thing I can think of is the splitter has a DB loss and the signal level is too low. Do you get any channels with the splitter?
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