How To Connect Two TVs to One Dish Network

You might be wondering if it’s possible to connect two TVs to one Dish Network. I’m glad to let you know that it is possible! 

Connecting your Dish Network to one TV sounds cool but connecting it to two TVs is even cooler. I will be highlighting steps on how you can go about that in subsequent paragraphs.


Do not skip any process. Each line in this article is as essential as the first, so follow through.

To achieve hooking up two TVs to your Dish Network, you will need what is called “A Splitter.” A Splitter divides only one incoming signal, splits, and distributes across different TV devices.

This process sounds simple, but wait until I highlight ways to use the splitter.

NOTE: Not all service providers accept or allow more than one Television per network; this is why you see a lot of providers offering unlimited secondary receivers for the second TVs.

You might ask these questions: “How can I identify the actual Dish Network Receiver that supports two TVs with just one receiver box?”; “How can I set it up to achieve optimum connection to two TVs?” Follow through for the answers:

How To Hook Up TV 2 To One Dish Network Receiver

First, to know if your receiver supports two TVs with one receiver box, you would have to refer to the Dish Network product features page or your product manual.

If you’re sure your model supports this process, we can get into setting it up.

It’s best to highlight what you need to get this process right. This process involves a few external devices.

You will need the following devices:

  • HDMI cable  (three to be precise)
  • A Splitter

Let’s go through the process of connecting a second TV to your Dish Network receiver.

1. Grab a Functional HDMI Cable

To achieve an optimum result, you will need a functional HDMI cable. Functional because damaged or broken HDMI cables will cause troubles during set-up; the most probable problem is that signal reception might lag or not work.

Before you do anything, you have to ensure that your HDMI cables function correctly. Because of this, you need to check your cables properly for any breaks, cuts, or splits.

2. Position Your HDMI Splitter

At this stage, you need to place your HDMI splitter well, and you need to place it at a measured location where you can achieve an equal distance between the two TVs.

3. Connect HDMI Cables To The Network Receivers  

To go through with this process, pick one of the HDMI cables (remember, we need three as highlighted in the introduction) and connect it to the back of your network receiver. 

After this action, pick the other end and plug it into the splitter port labeled “IN.”


The cable must be plugged into the ” IN ” port and not the “OUT” port.

4. Connect The HDMI Cables to The TV and Splitter

You only need to connect the HDMI cables to the TVs and splitter at this stage. By connecting the cables to the TV and the splitter, you successfully redirect the network distribution to the receivers (the two TVs).

After this action, you connect the other idle end of the HDMI coming from the TV to the other port of the splitter labeled “OUT”. The action you just performed enhances data distribution from one end to another (for instance, from the receiver to TVs 1 and 2).


HDMI connections must be accurate, and you must also note the position where they are connected; that is, if you have connected it to HDMI 2, you must note it.

5. Switch Between Inputs

After finalizing step 4, you will need to switch between inputs to double-check if you are on the current input. 

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