How to Use a Splitter for Cable TV: Follow this Perfect Guide

When you have two or more television sets at home, you will want to split one cable connection instead of choosing separate cable connections for each TV. To be able to do this, you should buy a splitter.

How to Use a Cable Splitter?

How does it work?

The working of a cable TV splitter is pretty simple and straightforward. They take one incoming signal and split it into two or more depending on your requirement so that you use the same connection for multiple television sets. Remember, though, that splitters weaken signals. You won’t get the same quality as you did when you were using the cable just one device. However, it won’t make too much of a difference because splitters limit the number of splits practically.

There are many types of splitters available for us to choose from such as high- and low-frequency splitters, and 2-way, 4-way, 6-way, and 8-way splitters. Splitters for cable TV work with 5-1000 MHz band. Satellite TV uses 5-2300 MHz.

Now, let’s see how to use a splitter for cable TV:

Cable TV providers usually provide an in-line. Find it, and you will be able to figure out where to install the splitter. The right spot will be near the TV. Now, follow the steps:

  1. Disconnect all the television sets you want the connection for.
  2. Now, check the splitter and find the input and output connections.
  3. The cable that’s coming in must go into the input connection. Screw it in according to the type of splitter you have.
  4. Now, all you have to do is to connect the output cables to the splitter using the respective jack. You are done!
  5. Check if everything is plugged in tightly and then connect all the sets.
  6. Depending on the connection you have, you may have to follow a few instructions from the cable operator for the streaming to begin.


  1. Make sure that nothing is plugged in before you start the process. We must be extremely careful when we work with cables because any lax can be life-threatening.
  2. Buy extra cable wire and always leave a little loose cable to ensure that you have more to work with.
  3. The cable should neatly be tucked behind the TV or the TV stand so that the surrounding area does not look ugly.

While this may seem a little tedious, it is actually quite simple. You don’t have to worry about it once you get started. Just follow the instructions and you will be fine!

Did you face any difficulties buying the right splitter or during the process? Write to us and we will help you through the process.

Azad Shaikh

Azad Shaikh

Azad Shaikh is an internet geek at heart. From reviews about computer components to playing X-box one games, Azad takes pleasure in writing about anything and everything about computers. He is a computer engineering graduate and certified ethical hacker. In his leisure time, he reads and explores the internet.

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