How to wirelessly connect multiple TVs

2 televisions, 1 cable connection or receiver: how does it work?

Households with multiple televisions are commonplace these days. But what can you do if you only have one cable connection or receiver, but want to connect 2 or more televisions?

With a conventional cable connection, it is no problem to transmit the signal to two televisions. With more modern reception methods, for example using a receiver, splitting the TV signal is a bit more complicated.

2 televisions, 1 cable connection: It's easy

  • As a rule, the TV signal comes out of the wall via a connection. You can split the signal using a conventional antenna splitter.
  • The distributor has two or more connections to which you can connect a cable.
  • This cable can then be connected to the cable TV port on the television.
  • No further setup is necessary. The so-called T-adapter brings the TV signal from one connection to several televisions.

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In addition to an input for the antenna signal, some TV sets also have an output. You can also use this to connect a second TV set via cable.

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2 televisions, 1 receiver: that doesn't work so well

This method also works if you receive cable television via a receiver. Insert the T-piece between the cable connection and the receiver and connect the receiver. Other TV sets can then be operated without a receiver. However, you have to do without additional functions, for example the recording of the TV program, with these additional devices. TV providers give you the option of booking a second card or receiver. However, this is associated with additional costs.

Anyone who receives IPTV, for example via Entertain at Telekom, also needs a second receiver for reception. With Sky you also have to book a second ticket to receive the program on a second television. On the subject: TV over WLAN on TV, that's how it works.
Only with satellite reception is it possible to bring the TV program to two televisions via one receiver. However, it is not possible to watch two TV channels at the same time.

You can use an HDMI splitter to operate two or more televisions wirelessly via an HDMI connection. The signal from the receiver is split up by the splitter and passed on to the devices connected to it. In this way, however, you can only watch one TV channel at a time. The solution is suitable, for example, for owners of an IPTV receiver who do not have Internet in the room with the second television. Please note, however, that the quality of the transmission through the HDMI splitter often suffers and, for example, the target TV may drop out.

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