The VDV area does seem slow, but often is frequented by people who are the most knowedgable about this type of thing. I can't say for sure, but have noticed some often dont pop up in other areas of the forums here, so it seems. But do keep a watchfull eye out there.
Anyway, the amount and quality of the signal will diminish in Db by length of run, and amount of connections with a Db loss for each. Some of the other members could elaborate on the loss for each, and often is printed right on the splitter. A DC-passing connection may be required. What is this feed coming from?
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