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How do I connect 2 tv's to one DTV box?

How do I connect 2 tv's to one DTV box?
Danny asked this question 3 years ago
  • DIRECTV • 3617 answers • 91% helpful

    You can use a standard splitter, but keep in mind both tv's will have whatever channel the box is on.
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    • DIRECTV • 3617 answers • 91% helpful

      like a cable splitter, available everywhere (walmart, etc.)
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      Danny
      I have a Radio Shack Splitter Diplexer which they said would work nut do I have the wrong one. I have a Ant/Sat on on the top, and then 2 RF on the bottom but one says Ant and the other says Sat. I need one the has 1 in and 2 outs right? Thank you so much for your help.
    • DIRECTV • 3617 answers • 91% helpful

      yep, one in and two outs. you can try using all combinations with the other one as labeling doesn't really make a difference. Worst case you can return that one!
      Good luck!

      Simon
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      Danny
      Thank you very much
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      Danny
      Well I went to Wally world and picked up a splitter and for some reason I still won't work so I'm going to call it a night. Thanks for all your help.
    • DIRECTV • 3617 answers • 91% helpful

      You're very welcome. Sorry for all the hassles!
  • DIRECTV • 3958 answers • 92% helpful

    use a 2 way splitter from the "out to tv" port on the receiver.
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  • DIRECTV • 1414 answers • 91% helpful

    Do you have SD or HD box? If you have HD its not possible. If SD from the out of SD box run your first piece of coax to the Input on the top of the splitter then from the out put on the bottom of splitter run one line to the TV in your main room and the second run to the other tv your wanting to connect.
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  • DIRECTV • 118 answers • 94% helpful

    I know what your problem is ! , With my office a lot of people try to do this , but in a lot of states with directv for some reason they will not let you do it . Its called to mirror a tv. In which this cost $20 to get done , unless you do it by your self ! Also with a mirror tv you will have to watch the same channels on both tvs , what ever your main one is you will have to watch that show on the other tv as well.
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  • DIRECTV • 18 answers • 100% helpful

    Despite what everyone else said, MR DirecTV is correct. Mirroring a tv is a quick and simple process that can even be done on HD boxes all the way up through the H24 model. If you have a standard(non dvr) receiver, you have 2 coax male connectors on the back of the box. Satellite In is self explainatory. The 2nd connector can be used for the run to the secondary tv, provided you use AV cables(or HDMI for HD) to your primary tv. Keep in mind, even though the box may be HD, the programming you'll get on the 2nd tv will be standard definition.
    If it's a DVR, it's the same process. 2 satellite in connectors, and 1 for tv input. But as mentioned above, whatever you watch on the main tv will also be on the secondary tv. In fact, if you want to change the channel, you'll have to do it at the receiver. I've found this works great in houses where people have children, but don't want to watch cartoons with them.
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