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Originally, my setupo was: co-ax cable coming out of the wall, into a splitter, one side into my modem, the other to my tv (well, tuner card now). That worked for about a 3 or 4 months, then my TV got extremely grainy and the interbuts quit working altogether. Got another splitter, worked for about two weeks, then same thing.

I was told to buy this on here about 3 months ago, and it does absolutely nothing at all.

Are there any other options? This pisses me off, because I'm building an HTPC and this will severely hinder my plans...

BTW, if I go strait from the wall to the TV tuner, it is COMPLETELY crystal clear, if I go through the splitter, very grainy.
 
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So if you go 'strait from the wall to the TV tuner' it'll work fine, and whenever you use a splitter(different ones) with your router it will not work properly.

Then I don't think it will be the splitters that fail, well they fail, but they are not causing the problem I think, maybe it's the router. Or did you also tried to go from teh wall through the splitter to the tv, without your router?
Because then, it indeed could be the splitter.

Try otherwise in a normal tv, maybe the pc just can't handle it
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If I go strait from the wall to my TV, it's perfect. If I go strait from the wall to my modem, it's perfect. Anything else and it doesn't work.
 
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post #5 of 9
you just have a bad splitter. Go get a name brand one, like Monster Cable from Best Buy. Yes, I know...they're the devil...but it'll work.
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Hmmm...msn, I donmt really want to spend that much on one...especially after I've already tried 2....but I guess it's worth a shot.
 
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post #7 of 9
I have some splitter I bought from Radio Shack with all gold connections. Also the Coax cable has gold connections, the gold helps prevent corrosion, which might be your problem.
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i would have to agree. "from what i know" a splitter is rated at certain frequencies/etc a noname brand will cause troubles "eventually"

its similar to the reason of why you went with a name brand psu. Power Supply
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if that dont fix it. call and complain that something is wrong with your signal, that its destroying your hardware.
    
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post #9 of 9
sounds to me like a signal strength problem? buy a high quality splitter, high quality cables RG-6 because it loses less than 1/2 the signal as regular, cheaper RG-59 cable.

give this a good read: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/cabletech

it really helped me when I was having signal problems on my cable lines.
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