How to Install a 2 Way Cable TV Splitter

By Christopher Kennedy

Cable television is a great option for homes with multiple TVs where having a set top box in every room isn't always an option. Using a cable splitter allows you to receive a cable signal on more than one television using only one signal. Splitters are also great for using a third party DVR to simultaneously record and watch two different television programs.

Things You'll Need

  • 2-way cable splitter
  • Cable television service
  • 3 coaxial cables
  • Screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench

Step 1

Screw a coaxial cable into the cable wall jack and tighten with wrench. Depending on your setup, determine if the longest or shortest cord would be better for this connecting.

Step 2

Locate the "In" jack on the cable splitter and screw the coaxial cable from the wall jack into it, and tighten with a wrench

Step 3

Locate the two "out" jacks on the splitter and use the remaining two coaxial cables to screw one cable in each port, tightening with a wrench.

Step 4

Connect the two ends of the coaxial cable to the television sets you are trying to get a signal on.

Tips & Warnings

  • Once the splitter is installed, screw the splitter to a wall or to the floor. Constantly moving the connection can degrade the quality of the signal. Make sure the connections are as tight as possible.
  • Contact your cable service provider before making any changes to your cable system.