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Old 02-24-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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I just got a new HDTV. It is a Vizio. I already have one on my main floor connected with my dish network receiver, this one is connected through HDMI. The TV upstairs is HD, but I am not going to have it connected. I tried connecting the Coax and it won't work. Do I have to have HDMI for this even though I won't be connecting HDMI? Any ideas?
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Not clear...

Do you have a HD receiver to attach the Vizio to?
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I just got a new HDTV. It is a Vizio. I already have one on my main floor connected with my dish network receiver, this one is connected through HDMI. The TV upstairs is HD, but I am not going to have it connected. I tried connecting the Coax and it won't work. Do I have to have HDMI for this even though I won't be connecting HDMI? Any ideas?
What are you trying to do?
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I just got a new HDTV. It is a Vizio. I already have one on my main floor connected with my dish network receiver, this one is connected through HDMI. The TV upstairs is HD, but I am not going to have it connected. I tried connecting the Coax and it won't work. Do I have to have HDMI for this even though I won't be connecting HDMI? Any ideas?
Your TV has internal tuners (including QAM) for OTA and Cable-- it will not tune in a satellite signal. You need a satellite receiver (SD or HD). I think your problem has nothing to do with HDMI or the Vizio TV-- but I'm not positive; your post is vague at best . . .
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Using the coax cable from the wall only works with cable & antennas. It does not work with Sat services which need a set top box for EACH TV.
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I think he was trying to take the coax from the wall up to the rf input of the tv.
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I think he was trying to take the coax from the wall up to the rf input of the tv.
That is what I think also, but I was stating that this only works with cable service or OTA antennas. It does not work with sat service as each display requires a converter box unlike cable.
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That is what I think also, but I was stating that this only works with cable service or OTA antennas. It does not work with sat service as each display requires a converter box unlike cable.
Dish network has receivers that can work with two TVs at the same time. Usually the receiver is attached to the main TV and the second TV just gets the coax and a UHF(RF) remote to operate the receiver. You might need a service call to determine if your house is setup to operate two TVs off one receiver...
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Dish network has receivers that can work with two TVs at the same time. Usually the receiver is attached to the main TV and the second TV just gets the coax and a UHF(RF) remote to operate the receiver. You might need a service call to determine if your house is setup to operate two TVs off one receiver...
that's correct. I have a dish VIP622 and it can provide a signal to two tvs. One via direct connection on the reciever (hdmi) and a second through coax home distribution. It's very possible that the vizio does not have an analog tuner and can't read the signal from the dish reciever. I think some tv manufacturers were dropping the analog tuners to cut costs since they are ultimately obsolete due to OTA only digital now and a digital signal is the only way to get HD on your HDTV and a box would be required.
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