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    Is anyone out there one, because I could use a little advice...

    My daughter just got a new TV, so I would like to mount and use the old one she had out in the garage. We use Dish Network, we have 1 dual receiver that feeds our main TV and the new TV in her room.

    If I can get this old TV hooked up to cable out in the garage, i would just use the tuning from the main TV.

    A few years back, we had natural gas run out to the garage, while the trench was dug, I buried some cable along with it, so that's the easy part.

    My question, in a nutshell, is can I hook up another cable to my set-up myself, or do i have to call Dish out to do it for me?...I'm not trying to get anything for "free" or whatever, if i need to call them out, I will.

    Here's a pic of what is on the side of the house now...


    cable.jpg

    The 2 gray cables on the top left come from the dish...one of them "dead ends", the other leads down to a "Holland DPD2" thingy, and from there, those 2 cables run to the 2 TV's in the house

    What's kind of weird is that "thingy" is labeled "In/Out" where the first gray cable comes in, the black cable leading out is labeled "SAT" and the gray one leading out is labeled "UHF/VHF"...but they both lead to our TV's , I THINK, both cables run under the house, so not positive about that.

    What about that "dead-end" that is capped off with that blue plastic hood?...underneath is a male cable connector

    Any help/advice greatly appreciated
    Last edited by Slaphppy7; 08-04-2014 at 02:31 PM.
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    I have directv not dish so I don't know how helpful this is, but I have 3 TVs in my apartment (living room and 2 bedrooms) and have to have a special swmm module to make it work. I remember asking some questions regarding what you are asking last time I moved when they set me up, and the impression I got was that it wouldn't work. But who knows if that's true or not. Not me at least :-)
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    Thanks jay...after Googling the question I read that there could be an "output" cable connection on the Dish receiver that I could run another cable/TV from, but there is no such connection on the back of the Dish receiver....naturally
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    so, are you paying for 2 cable boxes and want 3 tv's or just 2 tv's

    If it is 2 tv's you can just call and report having trouble, then like 2 days before your appointment try just plugging it in yourself, if it works, cancel the appointment, if not when the guy gets out just say it wasn't working for some reason and let him trouble shoot - make up a reason that it got unhooked or something lol

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    Thank you for helping with my filter problem! - showmebutterfly Happy Saturday back at you ;-) - steeler58 Sorry, no blue shrimp, but here's because you have N. davidi variants! - Anders247 Thanks for all the thumbs up! - Boundava An essential for the weekend :-) - Taurus 
    thanks for the brisket instructions!  yum - RiversGirl Hope you have a great Memorial Day ;-) - steeler58 Singin in the rain.. just singin in the rain... - showmebutterfly for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton View Post
    so, are you paying for 2 cable boxes and want 3 tv's or just 2 tv's

    If it is 2 tv's you can just call and report having trouble, then like 2 days before your appointment try just plugging it in yourself, if it works, cancel the appointment, if not when the guy gets out just say it wasn't working for some reason and let him trouble shoot - make up a reason that it got unhooked or something lol
    We are paying for 1 receiver, but it is dual, which means we have can watch one program in the living room, while recording or watching another program in Lauren's room.

    All I want to do is "mirror" what is on in the living room, and be able to watch it out in the garage (NFL network, mostly!)
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    agreed. I'd wanna do the same thing

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    Thank you for helping with my filter problem! - showmebutterfly Happy Saturday back at you ;-) - steeler58 Sorry, no blue shrimp, but here's because you have N. davidi variants! - Anders247 Thanks for all the thumbs up! - Boundava An essential for the weekend :-) - Taurus 
    thanks for the brisket instructions!  yum - RiversGirl Hope you have a great Memorial Day ;-) - steeler58 Singin in the rain.. just singin in the rain... - showmebutterfly for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 
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    There's gotta be a way...I don't see how it would be "illegal" or anything to watch the exact same channel, at the same time, on 2 TV's
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    thanks for the gravel - rookie Thank you for all the nice comments!!! And the help with the TB. - hali_fish for helping me decide what to stock my tank with! - emilyekk thanks for the media and danios - rookie Thanks for helping me again! - iZinedane 
    Thanks for the rep :) - Agassizii everybody loves cake LOL.  hope youre have a great day!! - Mith Thanks for the rep. - Little Embers Thanks! - Jill Thank you! - KingFisher 
    Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!!! - Jill Happy New Years! - Oscar_freak12321 You get my favorite fish (to look at, not kill) - Meenu It's important to have a collection of discus. - Meenu thanks for moss and food. - aquariumlover10 

    Default Cable Guy?


    0 Not allowed!
    Are the TVs smart?

    Back in the day we used a "rabbit" to mirror the image of the living room CRT to the kitchen CRT. Maybe that technology is still available, or has been improved upon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    There's gotta be a way...I don't see how it would be "illegal" or anything to watch the exact same channel, at the same time, on 2 TV's
    See my above post Matt. LOL I don't even have TV so probably not the best one to listen to.
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