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I'm not sure if the outputs on the R15 are on concurrently with each other. In other words, if you are using one output the others might not be outputting a signal as well. If they are all active at the same time, then you just need to use the S-Video output to connect to one TV and the composite ouput to the other TV.

If this works, both TV's will be watching the same show. You'll probably also need an RF remote to control the TV that is not located in the same room as the receiver. The good news here is that you can set up the receiver to accept both IR and RF which means you can use the remote that is in the same room as the receiver as an IR remote and have your other remote setup as RF.

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You can use multiple outputs at the same time. I use the S-video output to my family room TV, and the coax output to a line to a small bedroom TV.

(Alternatively you could connect the S-vid output to a splitter or powered switch to drive multiple devices.)
 

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The Merg said:
I'm not sure if the outputs on the R15 are on concurrently with each other. In other words, if you are using one output the others might not be outputting a signal as well. If they are all active at the same time, then you just need to use the S-Video output to connect to one TV and the composite ouput to the other TV.
Yes, all the outputs on the R15 are active at the same time. And in addition to the S-VIDEO output, you also have TWO composite outputs AND an RF (channel 3) output. The catch is that to use the channel 3 (RF) output, the distant TV(s) being fed must have NTSC (analog) tuners. All new TV's have ATSC (digital only) tuners.

You can hook the TV that is near the R15 up to the composite output and run a coax (RG-6) to the other TV. Or you can just split the channel 3 output between the local TV and the remote TV. To control the R15 from the remote TV, you can buy an RF remote and antenna for it on the DirecTV web site, or you can also buy an IR extender which has two units-one goes by the remote TV and the other sits in front of the R15. They send the IR signal back to the R15 over a radio frequency. Cost is about the same as buying an RF remote from DirecTV.

If your remote TV has a digital tuner (ATSC) or you don't want to purchase a roll of cable and run it, you can buy a nifty accessory for less than a hundred bucks that hooks up to the composite output of the R15 and BROADCASTS the signal via 2.4 or 5.8GHz to another TV within about 100 feet. The receiving unit also has a composite output that you hook to the remote TV. The accessory also provides a return path for the IR signal so you can even use an IR remote at the remote TV!

These devices are readily available on the web or at the usual electronics stores (Best Buy, Circuit City, etc.).
 
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