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multiple receiver question

zachman54
01-15-2012, 06:09 PM
Hello Iím looking for some help on this forum since when I call Directv I donít feel like I am getting a knowledgeable answer. I have four TVs in the house. There are only two people in the house so we can only watch two at a time. So I only pay for two receivers and I been trying to figure out how to hook one receiver up to two other TVs. I have cable wire (75 ohm) running through the house to do this but since the receivers went to HD I am unable to get an HD signal to the other TVs without running HDMI cables literally throughout the house. So my question is; is there a way to get HD signal to multiple TVs using one receiver so that I don't have to pay $5.99 X 2 or $12 /mo. more for two additional receivers that I donít need?

johns70
01-15-2012, 06:21 PM
I think you literally have to run literal HDMI thru literally the whole house.

zachman54
01-15-2012, 06:41 PM
Someone told me that I might be able to get duplicate cards and put them in inactive receivers that I have removed from my account and they would work. I have an old HD receiver that I dont pay for and dont use anymore but if I had duplicate cards from one of my active receivers then I could get the HD single even though I am not paying for additon receiver programming.

smitbret
01-15-2012, 07:14 PM
Someone told me that I might be able to get duplicate cards and put them in inactive receivers that I have removed from my account and they would work. I have an old HD receiver that I dont pay for and dont use anymore but if I had duplicate cards from one of my active receivers then I could get the HD single even though I am not paying for additon receiver programming.

Cards are married to receivers, unfortunately you wouldn't be able to make it work without a phone call if at all.

leevitalone
01-15-2012, 08:12 PM
additional receivers are only $5.99 a month per stb. I run 6 in my house and there are only 2 of us but we love the convience of having hd in the bdrm's. No big charges. directv has a whole home deal but takes add. receivers also. Unless you go for a hdmi/video distribution system, possible wireless?