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How to hook up a second TV to satellite

Updated February 21, 2017

A second TV can be hooked up to a satellite using a separate receiver or you can use one satellite receiver to hook up two TVs to receive the same signal and channel. When you piggyback another TV off of one satellite receiver, you need to split the signal. You can watch TV on either of the TVs, but the two TVs will be watching the same channel.

Connect the 1-foot coaxial cable to the "Out to TV" on the back of the satellite receiver. Connect the other end of the cable to the "Input" on the two-way splitter.

Connect one longer coaxial cable to the "Output" on the splitter. Connect the other end of the cable to the "Ant In" on the first TV.

Connect another coaxial cable to the second "Output" on the splitter. Connect the other end of the cable to the "Ant In" on the second TV.

Turn on both TVs. Turn each of the TVs to Channel 3 or 4. Both TVs must be on the same channel as the satellite receiver. Both TVs will display the same channel.

Things You'll Need

  • Two-way splitter
  • 1-foot coaxial cable
  • Coaxial cable to reach first TV
  • Coaxial cable to reach second TV
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