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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Other Consumer Electronics>SPLIT DIRECTV BEFORE THE RECEIVER> Related ressources: ForumGetting directv to work in Canada ForumIs there a way to split DirecTV signal? ForumDirecTV Equipment and Setup ForumDirectv Tivo questions ForumDirectv Tivo questions ForumDirectv Satellite Transponder Issue-Assistance needed ForumDirectv HD receiver question ForumDirecTV receiver (s) and local channels ForumSatellite receiver calling out over VOIP? ForumDirectv not receiving signal, should I replace lnbs? ForumHow to combine DirecTV , Comcast Cable and Off-Air-Antenna .. ForumMitsubish WS-73905 HDTV compatibilty with Directv HR-21 dvr ForumDirectv help Forumdirectv HD in 2 rooms ForumCan a directv switch be used for fta ForumBring US DirecTV box to South America? ForumTuning a DirecTV dish with a Channel Master Meter? ForumCanadian (Ontario) looking to share a DirecTV sub .. ForumWorried about overloading my apartments electricals ForumReceiver without dish More resources !