splitting a directv signal to kitchen tv

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  1. seablue macrumors regular

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    I have two tv's that have DVR receivers. One in the living room and one in the bedroom. I would like to get a little kitchen tv and would like to split the signal from the living room tv. Is this even possible?? Directv says, no. They said I could get a longer coax cable if I needed to but I cannot use a splitter. I would need to be another receiver for the kitchen tv.
    I don't want another receiver. It's ok to watch the same channel that is on in the living room in the kitchen when I'm in there. I have found several types of splitters for satellite tv's but have no idea which one will work if at all possible. I have a feeling directv is giving me the "talk" to get $$$ out of me. BUY our receivers and pay the extra monthly payment for that receiver.
    Thanks for any help....
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Their receivers should put out enough signal for a second TV, with a half-decent splitter.
     
  3. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    There's even some that amplify as well in case it doesnt, i had one with one in and 4 out that also connected to power.
     
  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Yes, but for just a 2-way split I didn't think that it would be a concern. :)

    From a raw antenna signal, yes, but the receiver should provide the necessary power.
     
  5. seablue thread starter macrumors regular

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