two tv outputs

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  1. Allan Stern

    Allan Stern Auditioning

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    Can anyone help me find a surround sound receiver or other device that will allow me to play two tv,s at the same time from various inputs. The inputs are VCR 1, VCR 2 and dvd. I have two tv's in one room and need to be able to play them at the same time.Please help
     
  2. BrianWoerndle

    BrianWoerndle Supporting Actor

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    The Denon 3803 has can output composite video to Zone 2, which is what you need. Some receivers have multi-zone, but only for audio. The 3803 runs about $1000.
     
  3. AaronBatiuk

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    You should be able to use the recording outputs from one of the video 'inputs'. The only caveat is that they will not pass through the same source: e.g. if you connect the TV to the video (Recording) output of Video 2, and select Video 2 (connected to a VCR) as the source, that TV will see no signal. The TV connected to the standard monitor/TV output will still work fine.

    Alternately, you could buy a video distribution box from Radio Shack or some other place. These will have one set of video and audio inputs, possibly including S-video, and multiple (2 to 8 or more) sets of corresponding outputs, all of which are duplicates of the input signal. Some units may have more than one set of inputs, letting you select the source.
     

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