how to split signal coming from dish box?

1) i want to transmit my dish signal  to my other home which is 2km away from it. 

2) is there any way to split signal coming from dish box so that i can watch two different channels on my 2nd  tv. 

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jeff-o7 years ago
Wow, 2km??  May I ask why your dish is so far away??

Anyway, you might want to try using an RF amplifier.  Here is one site that sells them, but you can find them all over the place.  The key is to find one that can handle the full frequency range of a satellite signal; up over 2GHz.  Also make sure you're using RG-6 cable for transmission.

I'm still not sure if you can push the signal that far, though...


As for splitting the signal, no, you need one receiver per TV.
r.srohan (author)  jeff-o7 years ago
actually i have 2 home which are just 2km away by each other. so i dont want to buy 2 dish network for monthly rental.
jeff-o r.srohan7 years ago
Oh, I see.

Well, I'm not sure how to go about it then.  Have you contacted them to find out if there are any solutions to this problem?
r.srohan (author)  jeff-o7 years ago
actually i contacted the retailer but he told me to purchase 2 dish .
but  i am stil trying to do some thing different which could save my montly package . as i get i will let u know 
jeff-o r.srohan7 years ago
Yeah, I figured that's what they'd say.  Well, signal amplifiers might work, though 2km is really, really pushing it.  I'm not sure if any of the typical commercial units will be powerful enough (they usually top out at 14-16dB).

Any cable TV technicians in the house that would like to comment?
jeff-o r.srohan7 years ago
Actually, I just thought of something.  Check out a product called the Slingbox.  With a slingbox  "transmitter" and "receiver," you can transmit any signal over the internet.  You could put the transmitter where the satellite dish is, and the receiver at your second house.

You'll need a broadband internet connection though, and a whole lot of bandwidth!
kelseymh7 years ago
We recently got Dish Network, and it's very interesting.  They multiplex two sets of signals in the DVR box back up to the satellite dish's base station on a single coax.  From that base station they send a cable down to the second TV. 

The Dish remote they give you for the second TV is a low power RF transmitter, with a range of about 25-50 meters.  When you use it, it sends a signal back to the DVR box (i.e., not to the "second TV" itself).

Even if you put repeaters onto the cable going to the second TV (so that the signal could get the 2 km without degradation), the Dish remote would not work.
lemonie7 years ago
How do you propose to send a signal 2 Km? That's a long way.
As far as I am aware it's the box that outputs the channels, have you ever found a way to get two out of it simultaneously?

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