How to Connect Satellite TV to Two TVs

by Jason Taetsch

Your satellite dish is capable of supporting multiple TVs in your home or office. Install a multiswitch into your satellite system to split the feed from your dish to two satellite receivers. The installation is straightforward enough to complete without any outside help and won't require the use of any tools. Multiswitches get their power from the satellite signal so you will not have to worry about setting them up near a power outlet.

1

Run the coaxial cables from your satellite dish to the "LNB IN" jacks on one side of the multiswitch. Screw down the fastener on the ends of the cables to secure the connection in place.

2

Attach one coaxial cable to one of the "To Receiver" ports on the multiswitch.

3

Fasten the other side of the coaxial cable to the "LNB IN" port on the input panel on the first satellite receiver. Plug one side of an HDMI cable into the "HDMI OUT" port on the rear panel of the receiver and connect the other side into the "HDMI IN" port on the rear of the first TV.

4

Attach another coaxial cable to an open "To Receiver" jack on the multiswitch and run the other side of the cable to the "LNB IN" port on the input panel of the second receiver.

5

Insert one side of an HDMI cable into the "HDMI OUT" port on the rear of the second receiver and plug the other side of the cable into the "HDMI IN" port on the second TV.

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Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."

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