12-16-2011 9:01 AM
Uverse newbie here. Had Uverse installed 3 weeks ago. Tech used existing RG6 cables, but put all new end connectors on. I have 3 receivers. There is a splitter in the line for the basement receiver. I would like to temporarily eliminate the basement TV.
Do I replace the splitter with a coupler? If so, any advice on selecting/purchasing/ordering a coupler?
Thanks in advance,
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12-16-2011 9:13 AM
How many recievers are connected to the gateway via coax? If it's just two then yes all you would want to do is connect the cable that you want TV on to the end that is coming from the gateway. If all three are connected via coax, you'll want to get a smaller splitter. In terms of splitters, I have found these splitters to be the exact same ones that a U-verse tech uses.
Also, make sure that it's actually a splitter and not the HPNA adapter that is sending the signal to/from the gatway and to the STBs in your house. If it looks like one of those in my link you're safe. If all three connections are found on the same side, that's the HPNa adapter.
12-16-2011 9:30 AM
12-16-2011 10:37 AM
Thanks for the quick responses. The At&t Tech told me I couldn't have any coax cables that did not terminate with a receiver (DVR or STB). I assumed that meant no open ports on a splitter. Maybe not though?
From the box on the side of my house runs coax and cat5. The cat5 runs directly to the 2Wire modem. The coax runs to a splitter. One port of the splitter goes to the basement STB, while the other continues to another splitter at the front of the house. From there, one coax goes to the DVR, and the second goes to a STB. One DVR, two STB's, one modem.
To remove the basement STB, I can simply disconnect the coax from the first splitter?
12-16-2011 11:32 AM
I would suggest removing the splitter and placing a coupler in its place.
12-16-2011 11:34 AM
12-16-2011 12:13 PM
Thanks to all.
P.S.. We are very happy with the Uverse TV. Internet is slower then I'm used to. But I'll get used to it.
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