SPLIT DIRECTV BEFORE THE RECEIVER Tags: Cable Last response: April 16, 2010 2:16 AM in Other Consumer Electronics Share martinechi1 March 24, 2010 7:57:25 PM I UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU SPLIT THE CABLE COMING "OUT" OF THE RECEIVER, YOU'LL HAVE TO WATCH THE SAME CHANNEL ON BOTH TVs. HOWEVER, I WANT TO KNOW IF IT'S POSSIBLE TO SPLIT THE CABLE FROM THE SATELLITE DISH COMING "INTO" THE HOUSE. FROM THERE, CONNECT INTO TWO DIFFERENT RECEIVERS. WHEN I TRIED THIS, IT WOULD NOT SHOW ME ANY CHANNELS ON THE 2nd RECEIVER, AND ONLY LIMITED CHANNELS ON THE 1st RECEIVER. ANY IDEAS HOW TO FIX THIS? OR WHY THIS HAPPENS? DO I NEED EXTRA HARDWARE? THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL YOUR HELP. More about : split directv receiver nolendw April 16, 2010 2:16:28 AM the only way to split a directv line is with a multi switch from directv. each receiver needs its own line back to the dish. it has something to do with the voltage each receiver sends back to the dish. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Getting directv to work in Canada Forum Is there a way to split DirecTV signal? Forum DirecTV Equipment and Setup Forum Directv Tivo questions Forum Directv Tivo questions Forum Directv Satellite Transponder Issue-Assistance needed Forum Directv HD receiver question Forum DirecTV receiver (s) and local channels Forum Satellite receiver calling out over VOIP? Forum Directv not receiving signal, should I replace lnbs? Forum How to combine DirecTV , Comcast Cable and Off-Air-Antenna .. Forum Mitsubish WS-73905 HDTV compatibilty with Directv HR-21 dvr Forum Directv help Forum directv HD in 2 rooms Forum Can a directv switch be used for fta Forum Bring US DirecTV box to South America? Forum Tuning a DirecTV dish with a Channel Master Meter? Forum Canadian (Ontario) looking to share a DirecTV sub .. Forum Worried about overloading my apartments electricals Forum Receiver without dish Forum More resources !