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Old 10-13-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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I have been a DirectTV customer only, and do not have any experience with Dish. I do think, however, they have a receiver that can go to two seperate TV's, is that correct? If so, are there two different remotes?

What I am wanting is this setup:

receiver in living room - that receiver controls TV in living room, TV in family room, and TV in kitchen.

Now, if that'll work, how do I send the signal to each TV? Only one TV will have an HDMI cable for the input, the other two would be regular component cables or however I can set it up.

Or, do I need to get 3 receivers total?
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
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I have been a DirectTV customer only, and do not have any experience with Dish. I do think, however, they have a receiver that can go to two seperate TV's, is that correct? If so, are there two different remotes?

What I am wanting is this setup:

receiver in living room - that receiver controls TV in living room, TV in family room, and TV in kitchen.

Now, if that'll work, how do I send the signal to each TV? Only one TV will have an HDMI cable for the input, the other two would be regular component cables or however I can set it up.

Or, do I need to get 3 receivers total?
Yes 1 receiver for 2 tv's. You will need 2 receivers. You will like Dish's receivers much better than Direct Tv's also. One remote will be IR, and one will be RF.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
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I'm assuming they will distinguish which remote will control the receiver at a time so each person isn't changing the channel of the other person?

And, to connect one receiver to two tv's, is it just the output? aka, 2 hdmi cables go out to each TV per tuner in the receiver?

does that work the same with dvr?
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:32 PM   #4
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I'm assuming they will distinguish which remote will control the receiver at a time so each person isn't changing the channel of the other person?

And, to connect one receiver to two tv's, is it just the output? aka, 2 hdmi cables go out to each TV per tuner in the receiver?

does that work the same with dvr?
Like I said, one remote is IR, the other RF. They are also numbered and color coded. TV2 output is SD only, so you will have a single coax cable going to TV2. You could run HDMI/Component cables to your TV2, but you would have to watch the same program as TV1. Both tv's will have separate dvr functionality.
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Only one room will be output in HD if that matters to you, unless something has changed.

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Old 10-13-2009, 06:37 PM   #6
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Oh, good info on the coaxal cable to the 2nd tv. The 2nd TV will only be a drop down TV thing for the kitchen, so it won't be HD anyways. Thanks, that makes the installation that much easier
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:59 PM   #7
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I have one TV so not an issue for me. Plus I just dropped dish network. Over the air HD looks better.... and it is free... for the moment anyways...
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Originally Posted by dzirkelb View Post
I have been a DirectTV customer only, and do not have any experience with Dish. I do think, however, they have a receiver that can go to two seperate TV's, is that correct? If so, are there two different remotes?

What I am wanting is this setup:

receiver in living room - that receiver controls TV in living room, TV in family room, and TV in kitchen.

Now, if that'll work, how do I send the signal to each TV? Only one TV will have an HDMI cable for the input, the other two would be regular component cables or however I can set it up.

Or, do I need to get 3 receivers total?
Blujacket said it right. To add, the Dish network package is great!

I have one myself, and it controls two tv's. I am thinking about adding one to my projector.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:54 PM   #9
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I just looked up the Dish DVR receivers. It looks like they're the same as the one I have. TV2 is SD over coax. You have to tune to a channel on your analog TV, I think mine is set to channel 119. My TV2 is upstairs, maybe 40 feet or so from the receiver. The RF remote works OK, but I have to be careful where I aim it since it is going through a floor.

One nice feature of the DVR receivers is that you can hang a USB external hard drive to the system to expand your recording capacity. There's a one time $40 activation fee, which I think is a little high. That's why I haven't added another drive.
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