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Old 10-26-2019, 05:51 PM   #1
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TV (as in television)

Can I hook up multiple TVs to cable from the campground hook up? We have cable in the living room but itís raining so the kids want it in their room too!
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Old 10-26-2019, 07:21 PM   #2
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Using a splitter the cable can be split to more than one tv.
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Old 10-26-2019, 11:14 PM   #3
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Depends on how it's wired.
My TracerAir only provided cable on a single coax, to the living area tv.
I had to add a splitter to get the cable signal to the bedroom tv.
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Old 10-27-2019, 08:13 AM   #4
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As bikendan mentioned, it depends.


Yes you can split a single coax feed into several separate feeds with a splitter and feed several televisions.

Whether YOUR R/V has that capability already built in is anyone's guess. They are all built/wired differently. Even same models.
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:30 PM   #5
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Be careful of splitter loss

Our Forester 2401R MBS has it split to the 3 TV locations. One thing to watch out for with splitters is the insertion loss, ideally -3 dB for a 2:1 split. Real splitters are closer to -3.5 dB loss (nothing is ideal). If the signal coming into your RV is weak already, that extra splitter loss could be really bad. Unfortunately on my Forester it is split in the internal wiring, i.e. I am stuck with it.
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Old 10-27-2019, 08:22 PM   #6
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Splitter Amplification?

Can the incoming signal be amplified during the splitting process to provide suitable gain staging and signal-to-noise ratio?

I'm new to RVing, but dimly recall using amplified splitters back when I had cable TV.





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Our Forester 2401R MBS has it split to the 3 TV locations. One thing to watch out for with splitters is the insertion loss, ideally -3 dB for a 2:1 split. Real splitters are closer to -3.5 dB loss (nothing is ideal). If the signal coming into your RV is weak already, that extra splitter loss could be really bad. Unfortunately on my Forester it is split in the internal wiring, i.e. I am stuck with it.
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:49 PM   #7
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Cable amplifiers

There appear to be a good selection of cable amplifiers. Here is a snapshot I grabbed, but haven't done any research and make no claims regarding any of these products.

https://wiki.ezvid.com/best-cable-amplifiers

The amplifier needs to be bi-directional if you are using it for an internet connection. Some of these at first glance look promising. Keep in mind that your incoming signal needs to be relatively good. An amplifier can't fix a poor signal level or noisy input signal, it will just amplify the noise with the signal, i.e. signal to noise ratio doesn't improve.
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