Hello! I just had Dish install their DVR receiver that handles only two TV's to my configuration at home. The problem is I have four televisions running and would like to have DVR on the remaining two. Dish will not sell me another receiver. My question is:
Is there a Tivo unit that will hook up to my third TV, but also send a signal to the fourth, or would I have to purchase two receivers? I have a mechanical room in the house that has "home runs" of coax to each room, including to the two remaining TV's that I want to put on DVR. Any thoughts/insight on how to make this work best? Thanks in advance, Jon
What I have done is connect my antenna connection (output) of my Tivo to the wall jack which is connect to a splitter in the attic. The splitter feeds a tv in the bedroom and down stairs. You have to watch the same content and have a slightly reduced resolution but it works.Its also is free. You can get RF transmitters to change stations if you want. Since you have all the cables in the basement should be easy. Wouldn't cost much to try it.
I have dish and elected not to get their DVR. Personally, I'd recommend you call them up have have them remove that piece of junk and replace it with standard recievers- like the 301's that I have. I don't recall that they cost me anything- just the monthly access fee. I have Tivos attached to all my Dish recievers, and they are connected to each other so we can watch shows that were recorded on other DVRs.
You can get one of these video repeater devices to avoid extra satellite boxes. Some work better than others, but they cost money too, so it comes down to cost and convenience.