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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by tenn_, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. tenn_

    tenn_ Mentor

    Sep 19, 2010
    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!
  2. BAHitman

    BAHitman Godfather

    Oct 23, 2007
    Austin Texas
    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...
  3. shuye

    shuye AllStar

    Oct 20, 2008
    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

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