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How To Get DTV HD Feed To Two TV's From One DTV HD BOX?

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#1 OFFLINE   tenn_



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

Is it possible to somehow get one DTV HD box to feed two TV's, if so what do I need to it?

Thank you!

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#2 OFFLINE   BAHitman



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

How far apart are the TV's...

Best thing to use is a powered HDMI splitter, and then 2 HDMI cables if the TV's are close enough...

There are other ways as well...

HDMI to 1, component to other, although this creates a problem with some protected content such as that on HBO and PPV movies, etc...

HR34, HR20x3, HR22, HR23, H24, H21


#3 OFFLINE   shuye



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

I have a TV on the patio and use a powered HDMI splitter and then a HDMI over Ethernet connection. I found it was easier and cheaper to run 40-50' of ethernet than a long HDMI cable.

I bought both from Monoprice - I don't have the exact item numbers but I bought:

2x1 powered HDMI splitter
HDMI over ethernet wall plate kit (about $30 if I remember correctly)
2 - 40-45' etherent cables in different colors (the HDMI over ethernet requires 2 etherenet cables - i used different colors to easily keep them separate)

This setup works without any problems.

You are limited to watching the same channel on both TV's

HR34-700 - owned
HR24-500 - owned
H24 - owned

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