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Cable VM splitting causing channel distortion

Discussion in 'Zgemma Star H.2H' started by H4MZ4, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. H4MZ4

    H4MZ4 Member

    Hi, I've got 1 line in for my broadband and phone line package.

    I'm using a splitter to split the broadband to the box also.

    My problem is that while they are both active, the box has minor distortion and glitches to the image and video.
    (Kinda like when you have low reception on Freeview).


    It's not really bad but it glitches like every 2 seconds.

    It's not the server/line as it even happens on FTA channels.

    When the super hub isn't running a connection (such as unplugging the cable from it), the box runs just about perfectly with no glitching

    I don't know whether it's something to do with the wifi signal affecting the box, or if it's the router messing up the splitter connection.
     
  2. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    What brand of splitter are you using?
     
  3. H4MZ4

    H4MZ4 Member

    It's also worth mentioning that my SNR is at 117%
     
  4. H4MZ4

    H4MZ4 Member

    It's a Electrosmart 2 Way Splitter 5-2450MHz
     
  5. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    Try a tratec splitter, (5-1000 MHz, the same as VM use)
     
  6. H4MZ4

    H4MZ4 Member

    Hmm, I guess I've confirmed it's a splitter issue.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  7. lancable

    lancable T K Veteran Forum Supporter

    as above mate change splitter
     
  8. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    Them readings are fine.
    Change the splitter
     
  9. lancable

    lancable T K Veteran Forum Supporter

    tratec very good if you can get one
    or try any mate at 5-1000mhz
     
  10. H4MZ4

    H4MZ4 Member

    Do you have some sort of link to purchase them? I'm not seeing much about them online.
     
  11. lancable

    lancable T K Veteran Forum Supporter

    as i said mate hard to get fleebay best bet
     
  12. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    Fleabay item no : 302247229030
    It's not new but it shouldn't matter
     
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  13. H4MZ4

    H4MZ4 Member

    Wow, only 1 listing.


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    Managed to find another, I'm more likely to get this one. However I'm gonna take a trip to my local DIY store tomorrow to see if they have any splitters. If not, this is the one.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  14. onthejazz

    onthejazz Member

    I had the same sort of issue but am running hub and 2 vm boxes. I used a 5-2450 splitter from the TiVo box. Which gave me problems. But before I changed the splitter I replaced the cables with better ones. eBay 252574138517 and all my issues went away.


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  15. H4MZ4

    H4MZ4 Member

    Ah thanks for that item number, that'll come in handy. (My original super hub coaxial is exactly like that). Currently the cables are fine (for now), mainly the switch I need to get sorted.
     
  16. H4MZ4

    H4MZ4 Member

    So as I said yesterday, I went to the DIY shop and they had a 5-1000MHz splitter, however it costed £4 though it's probably worth £1.50 because of its horrible quality. It's obviously built very cheaply and I only bought it because it might've worked with the 5-1000MHz

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    Connected it up, and it's the exact same result as the first one, horrible glitching whenever someone uses the internet, but is not bad when no one uses, and no issues at all with the wifi router unplugged from the splitter. However this one reduces my internet from 55Mbps to 8Mbps.

    I was hoping to get my box all working with a good line set for a few months by now, but this issue is making me rethink about having it.

    My next step is to take a trip to a real satellite specialist store to get a decent cable splitter from someone who knows what they are doing. If that doesn't happen then I'm going for this, which looks very promising.

    It's also worth mentioning, when my Broadband was installed, they attached a 10DB attenuater directly to the router. No idea what they are for, but google tells me they reduce the power. I'm not sure if this effects it but I feel like it's something that could possibly make a difference? Perhaps moving it to the input of the splitter, Or directly onto the box? Anyone got idea with that?
     
  17. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    Firstly I would buy the splitter from eBay and take the other back.
    Then try the new one with the attenuator on and off.
     
  18. onthejazz

    onthejazz Member

    Still look at the cables you are using. Make sure they are good quality ones. Running both my boxes on the splitter caused picture freezing unless one was turned off. Once I changed the cables it was fine.


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  19. nickyd186

    nickyd186 TK Veteran

    yep agree standard of cable makes a difference i got some from a friend who works for a cable company to replace some i got from fleabay it improved quality 100%
     
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  20. H4MZ4

    H4MZ4 Member

    Just ordered the splitter, and 2 of those coaxial cables, should arrive Friday. I'll update then, wish me luck!

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