Originally Posted by

**dsiebert**
I have a few questions about this excellent cloud loss calculator if you don't mind. I am operating under the assumption that the numbers it is calculating are based on a setup like that in the picture on page 3 in the *More than 16 tuners in the home* white paper.

The white paper shows use of 4 way SWM splitters. If the spreadsheet assumes that for its calculations, I would need to add around 4db to the numbers for any receivers attached on an 8 way leg to account for that extra loss, correct? I guess the easier way would be to add something like 50 feet of coax as a "cheat factor" to account for this, does that sound about right?

Likewise, I assume the calculations are based on the 4 way splitter at the CCK as shown. If I have 3 SWM-16s, I would need 6 NAS diplexers and an 8 way splitter at the CCK, so I'd need to once again add a 50 foot cheat factor, this time for **all** receivers, to account for that.

Since I want to use a wired network, can I use a DCA2SR0 rather than the CCK as shown?

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