I bought a new house (older home), and it seems that I will need to split the main TV cable in four different directions... so I'll get a splitter.
Looking at the splitter instructions, it suggest getting a signal amplifier (gain amplifier?).
*So do these things actually improve the signal?
*Do they do it without some sort of penalty in terms of picture quality?
*Can I still use the same "amplified" cable for my cable internet connection?
*Do I really need this amplification? How can I tell if I need it?
Thanks for any help. I also recently bought a plasma TV and would want to ensure an optimum picture.