Dish Network on 2 TVs

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  1. Scott_Wo

    Scott_Wo Auditioning

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    I now have a dish network systems with 2 receivers. In my basement I have my home theatre set up and have a dish receiever hooked up to my TV with an S-video connection. I'm finishing another room in the basement that will be an exercise room and want to have a TV that is hooked up to dish in there. I'm wondering if I can split the S-video line? If not, what is the best way to hook this up. It's about 30 feet from the other TV. Can I hook the other TV up with a coax line and have both S-video and the coax hooked up at the same time? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Will there be a time when both tv's you spoke about will be viewed at the same time? If so a multiswitch and extra receiver will be your best bet. E-bay has receivers for under 50.00 and swithces in the same range. Its a simple hook up but it will add another 5bucks to your bill.
     
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    Hmmm...

    My Dish receiver has two s-video outs...

    Assuming yours does NOT... you can split s-video, but you generally want to amplify when you do that. You can get a Y/C Distribution Amp for a couple hundred dollars...

    If you do NOT have two y/c outs and quality is not of the highest importance on the second set, then use the composite or coax out. All outputs should be able to be active at once.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I think I'll probably just run a coax line to the other TV and the s-video to the main TV since it looks like that will work. I'm trying to keep the costs low. I have 2 receivers already so I don't really want to get another one. It doesn't need to be high quality for the extra room. It's going to be a home gym and I'm not sure how much use it'll get anyway. Thanks for the help.
     

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