Sorry off the bat if this is to long for such a simple ?, but I have tried everything. I have one directv reciever, and have it running 4 televisions. My main screen is hooked up via s-video and coax. The s-video is the only quality picture I get or need. The coax on the main screen and other tv's are for rare viewing and I dont need a perfect picture, just simple operation for my wife. I have a Marantz s890 runing the main television and speakers. All I want is to run local channels through all the tvs from an antenna in the attic (or small one outside). The other tvs have one coax input only. How is this done without using a/b switches. My father in law has same setup and recieves perfect locals through his antenna on all tvs. Its hard to see how his is setup and he had it done, but it looks like his antenna and sat. in go into an amplified joiner and then they are split out to the different tvs through just the one wire. When he watches on the different tvs, he doesnt switch inputs or anything else, just channel up and down from 3 (sat.) to the locals, and his picture is great. Radio shack has given ten different set ups to try, and none work. Meanwhile I have a 8 foot antenna in my roof and my best reception on local comes from a pair of rabbit ears. This is way too long already, but if any more info could help someone answer, please ask. I cant explaing how frustrating this is getting for me. I have no problem buying a new reciever if they some how do a better job with this. Thanks for any help, I feel stupid having to ask.