How to Choose a Cable Splitter

By Pilar Ethridge

An interruption in your cable signal may be caused by several factors. One way to decrease the likelihood of this happening is to choose a quality cable splitter. These splitters are designed divide a cable signal and allow you to share the signal with more than one television. Choosing the appropriate cable splitter can have a significant affect on how well that signal is split. For optimal efficiency, keep your specific needs in mind.


Step 1

Count the number of locations that need cable access so that you know which sized splitter to choose. An electronics store showroom with 12 televisions, for example, will require more ports than a home that has three TVs.

Step 2

Shop for a cable splitter that has a transformer. When it comes to splitting the cable signal, transformers allow for the least amount of lost energy. That means that the cable will be split equally among all television sets.

Step 3

Make sure the wires of the cable splitter you choose are double-shielded in order to eliminate interfering noise. This is especially important for high-resolution imaging.

Step 4

Look for the cable splitter with the strongest connector for the sake of durability. Strength can be assessed in terms of how the connector is molded. Cable splitters that have fully molded connectors are likely to last longer.

Step 5

Keep other frequently used electronics in mind when shopping for a cable splitter. You can get multiple uses out of the splitter if it is compatible with other devices.