If you have several rooms with TVs in your house or workstation, I am sure you have ever thought of how to split dish network to multiple TVs.
Instead of purchasing Dish Networks for each room, splitting is always the best and easiest option you should try.
Apart from being cost-effective, you can also control what the other rooms’ members are watching, especially children. Besides, dish network splitting allows you to add service to more than one television which makes work easier.
The only thing you will need to consider is the primary and the secondary receiver you will later need for each TV.
Splitting is now easier than ever since you only need a working splitter and HDMI cables connected to your Dish Network and other few devices.
Reasons Why You Cannot Split Dish Network to Multiple TVs
Most people have successfully split the dish network, while others have tried to no avail. Below are some of the reasons for the failure.
- Your Cables are damaged.
- Your TV has HDCP Errors.
- Your splitter has developed problems.
Note: Dish Networks have higher frequencies that not even boosters can handle. Cables also power the Dish.
The cable connecting the Dish from the receiver is not supposed to pass through the J-box splitter. It should connect to the splitter from the receiver’s back.
The television nearer the receiver connects to TV1 and uses a remote one. You can use remote two anywhere in the room since it is not a line of sight remote.
Remember to join the TV2 receiver with a reliable cable inside the splitter in the J-box to feed other TVs.
How to Split a Channel on Dish Network to Multiple TVs
You can split a channel on Dish Networks to up to seven TVs in your room. Use these methods to do so up to three TVs.
Method 1: Using the Splitter and HDMI Cables
For this method, you need an HDMI splitter and three HDMI cables. Follow these steps to split a channel to your two television sets.
Step #1. Check your HDMI Cables
You first need to ensure that you have working HDMI cables. They must be in good condition and function properly.
Damaged or broken wires are likely to cause problems like failure to distribute signals or cause the receptions not to work. It would be best to check the cable for any cracks, cuts, or splits.
Step #2. Position the Splitter
You will need to position your splitter. You must ensure that its location is such that its distance is equal to each TV that you are connecting. If you are sure about this, you are now free to link them.
Step #3. Plugging the Cables
Take one HDMI cable, then connect it with the receiver from the back. Insert the other end of your coaxial cable into the splitter’s ‘IN’ port. Do not confuse the ‘IN’ port and the ‘OUT’ port; ensure you check before plugging.
Step #4. Plugging HDMI cables into the TV
You have already commanded your receiver to share data with the splitter. Now, take the two HDMI cables remaining and plug them into your Television’s backports.
Check first the ports before plugging to be sure about where you are supposed to insert.
Step #5. The TV and Splitter
Plug the HDMI cable ends from the TV to the splitter’s ‘OUT’ port. These cables literally distribute signals from the Dish to your televisions.
Step #1. Toggle the Input
Toggle the input to confirm if you are on the right one. This step helps you know that you are on the right track.
Unless you check your input, you may assume that your TVs are not working yet that is not the case.
Method 2: Adding the Third TV
Follow the steps below to add your third TV to the dish network.
- Plugin your first coaxial cable into your dish network box rear ‘OUT’ port.
- Connect the other end of this power line to your splitter’s single ‘IN’ port.
- Plug the remaining cables into your television channel splitter’s ‘IN’ ports.
Method 3: Split Using the Remotes
To split a channel on Dish Network using your remotes, follow these steps:
Step #1. Run two cables out of your Dish. The outputs are beneath the LNB. Ensure you insert one cable into inputs ‘SAT1’ and ‘SAT2’.
Step #2. Connect one end of your cable into your receiver’s ‘TV3/4 OUT’. Connect the other end to your main TV set ‘Input‘ barrel connector.
Step #3. Take your coaxial cable and join it to the receiver’s OUT’ port. Connect the other end of the cord to your second TV set ‘Input‘ barrel connector.
Step #4. Navigate through your Dish menu to check the channels your signal will display on.
Step #5. You can use your other remote to control what to watch on the second television. Your remote should have the strength to send signals to your receiver.
Still Can’t Split Dish Network to Multiple TVs?
After going through the above methods and steps, you should know how to split dish network to multiple TVs.
However, if they fail to display, then you should check your splitter. It might be the one with defects since all splitters are not the same. You will need to try a different splitter to check if it will work.
Your TV might also be having the HDCP feature leading to an error. This feature prevents the transfer or copying of content from digital copyrighted devices.
You should look for a way to bypass this issue. If it does not work, contact an expert.
Your splitter and HDMI cables are always the core of your multiple TVs working. Ensure you connect them to the right ports.
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Information about how to split dish network to multiple TVs is readily available on the internet, and you can access it any time. It is very handy and may save you the costs of getting someone to do it for you.
All you need to have are the cables and a splitter, and you will be good to go. If all these devices are in good condition, you should be able to control your TV channels from any point in your room.
If you are unsure about splitting the dish network to your multiple channels, you should consider having an expert check your splitter.
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.