How to Watch TV in Two Rooms With One Box on Direct TV

Direct TV receivers allow you to watch satellite TV channels via a dish that is installed with a view of the southern sky. If you have one receiver, but want to hook up another TV in a different room, you can do so with a splitter and coaxial cable. However, if you are using one receiver for two TVs, both TVs will show the same channel.

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Using a splitter to watch two TVs with DirecTV satellite.

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Purchase a 2-way splitter. The splitter will have one input and two outputs.

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Place the coaxial cable that is bringing the signal into the room on the input of the DirecTV receiver.

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Place a shorter coaxial cable on the output of the DirecTV receiver. Attach the other end of the coaxial cable to the input of the splitter.

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Place a coaxial cable on the output of the splitter. Run the other end of the cable to the first TV. Place the cable on the input of the TV.

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Run the second coaxial cable from the second output on the splitter to the input on the second TV.

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Turn on both TVs and the DirecTV receiver. You will have the same channel on each TV. Make sure that each TV is tuned to channel 3 to receive the picture.