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I would like to split the signal to run 2 TVs w/ 1 source.....

Nick Dastik
10-06-2009, 06:03 AM
I have a VIP722DVR and I would like to split the signal to 2 TVs from 1 source, so my RF remote can control them both, but not individually(so both TVs have the same picture, but controlled from 1 remote).

I have tried a regular cable splitter, a sat splitter and an 18V powered switch ( left over from my old Direct Tv setup) with no luck. I'm beginning to think that my coax (RG6) and crimp connectors/barrel couplings are the problem.

Is there a special cable/connector required for the Dish signal, because even when connected directly to the Dish provided splitter I get a very degraded signal to the far TV.

garys
10-06-2009, 06:27 AM
Are you trying to split the signal before or after the receiver?

Nick Dastik
10-06-2009, 06:32 AM
Are you trying to split the signal before or after the receiver?

After, but as you know the D.N. setup is strange. The spliter from the sat has a "sat in" a "in/out" and a "VHF/UHF" ports. I'm splitting the from the VHF/UHF port.

garys
10-06-2009, 12:12 PM
The output is from the Home Distribution or RF jack, sounds like you may be using the OTA input connection. Your tv(s) also have to match the modulation output from the 722, ie: if the tv is set to cable and the 722 is set to off-air or vice versa, the tv's tuner may not be pickup up the signal being output from the receiver.

fhoegler
10-06-2009, 01:21 PM
+1 on garys answer. The VIP 722 default channel output from the Home Distribution is channel 60 , so your other TV's (tv2) have be tuned to channel 60. I have my output split to 3 tv's

Nick Dastik
10-06-2009, 03:51 PM
The output is from the Home Distribution or RF jack, sounds like you may be using the OTA input connection. Your tv(s) also have to match the modulation output from the 722, ie: if the tv is set to cable and the 722 is set to off-air or vice versa, the tv's tuner may not be pickup up the signal being output from the receiver.

This may be it, the TV is a garage set and a POS, so I can't get ch60 for OTA, only the cable setting. I'll try another TV as soon as I get home....I'll let you know.

patmurphey
10-07-2009, 09:02 AM
Follow this link and follow the instrucions for setting the channel for TVs on the home distribution output. Reading the instructions in the manual will solve your problems better than questions on a forum.

http://dishnetwork.com/downloads/pdf/user_guides_and_manuals/vip722k/Chp12.pdf

Nick Dastik
10-07-2009, 11:06 AM
[QUOTE=patmurphey;947095]Follow this link and follow the instrucions for setting the channel for TVs on the home distribution output. Reading the instructions in the manual will solve your problems better than questions on a forum.

As much as I appreciate be patronized by someone from NJ, the problem was the TV, and WAS solved by the forum. Keep your snarcasm to yourself.

THANKS TO EVERYONE ELSE-PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!