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I'm looking to switch from Dish Network to the new ATT U-Verse. I currently have a reciever with a powered splitter running to 3 TV's in my basement so I can watch the same show on all the TV's(super bowl).When I asked ATT about splitting their signal in the same way, I was told I "HAD" to have a reciever for each TV. Is this their way of trying to charge me more for something I don't need? They told me they use standard coax, so I don't see why I wouldn't be able to do it. Has anyone had any experience with this?
 

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If the box is capable of outputting an RF signal, there's no reason you couldn't do this.
 

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If the box has a channel 3 or 4 rf output, you could split it. You might need a small amplifier to get a good picture. This would only be an SD picture. Splitting the input would only be useful if the signal is analog (doubtful) or unencrypted QAM (assuming your TV have digital tunners that can receive that).

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I only need to split the output so I can have the same channel on all TV's. That's the way I set up my Dish network system, so I can have people able to see the same thing from anywhere in the basement. I just wanted to make sure the technology didn't change, which I didn't think it had. I currently have the reciever output going to a 4-way power splitter going to seperate tv's. I think I remember Dish telling me I COULDN"T do this as well. All so they can try to charge you for seperate recievers at $5-$7 each per month.
 

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I only need to split the output so I can have the same channel on all TV's. That's the way I set up my Dish network system, so I can have people able to see the same thing from anywhere in the basement. I just wanted to make sure the technology didn't change, which I didn't think it had. I currently have the reciever output going to a 4-way power splitter going to seperate tv's. I think I remember Dish telling me I COULDN"T do this as well. All so they can try to charge you for seperate recievers at $5-$7 each per month.

What do you got going into your tv now, coax? Remove the coax from the tv and connect the coax to your power spliter.
 

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That's what I have now with Dish. I just wanted to be sure that it would work with Uverse before I order it and cancel my Dish service.
 

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as is usual they probably didn't fully listen to your query. Uverse is an IP based service, so you do need a box to decode the signal... but if you are using an output from the box (hdmi, component, etc) and splitting that it should work since the box already did the decode to the IP data stream.
 

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You may need to do something with the remote if you are using a Dish wireless remote, The U-verse remote is IR so you might need an IR extender.


AT&T also likes to use the coax to wire up their boxes. I don't believe that your video distribution scheme would allow them to do that. They might want more to install additional cabling.
 

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I have the AT&T uverse. They do have a coax signal output that I can split to 2 different TVs but I couldn't get a working IR extender(I have a old RCA one and another one from ebay). Do you know which works well with the uverse remote ?
 

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I have a similar desire to view the same programming on two TVs, while moving between two rooms. I am currently set up using the A/V output to my existing TV; could I use the coax video output, in addition, to view the same programming on the second TV? Or, must I switch the existing TV to coax video and split it to add the second one?


TIA
 
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