Asking how to connect two TV to one cable box? You’ve found the answer!
It’s relatively easy to set up multiple TVs (both of your household’s televisions) to use a single cable box.
It’s not important for both of the TVs to be in a single room, but you may find it challenging to connect the cables, though.
To connect two televisions using one single cable box, first allocate both of the TVs and the cable box. Choose your wiring method (often coax or HDMI) and connect them to a splitter from the cable box. Then, from the splitter, lead two separate cables that will connect to your televisions.
If you’ve found this overview too brief, make sure to stick around as we unveil the complete process in a step-by-step guide.
Some users may prefer using an HDMI connection, while others prefer the classic coaxial cable.
There really isn’t much difference between these two types of connections, but we will tell you how to use each one of them.
Note: Connecting two TVs to a cable box wirelessly is only possible through an additional receiver, transmitting the desired wireless signal you’re after.
The first step is practically meant for setting up your configuration. That includes choosing suitable spots for your televisions and wiring the cable box.
You must make sure that cables are fully capable of being led freely to your TVs even if the devices are in separate rooms.
Turn on both your cable box and the TVs before setting up the cable. Check if the devices are having any technical issues and if everything is in order, proceed with the next step.
In this step, we will provide you with two different guidelines for the coaxial wiring and the HDMI wiring, so you could choose your own preference.
We will first begin with setting up your TVs using a coaxial cable.
To connect using a coaxial cable, follow the steps down below:
- Acquire your coaxial cable.
- Double-check if your cable box is running.
- Connect the first end of the cable to the cable box.
- Jump to step #3.
That’s it for now! If you do not wish to use a coaxial cable, let’s review how to install an HDMI on your cable box.
Connecting an HDMI cable to your cable box doesn’t really differ much from the coaxial cable connection.
Except, HDMI cables seem to be thicker, and if extended much, you may have a slight loss of signal (we are talking if the HDMI is extended more than 15 m).
Regardless of this, HDMI connection is the preferred connection type by the community, and down below you can find how to connect it:
- Locate the HDMI port on the back of your cable box.
- Acquire the HDMI cable and plug its first end on the back of the cable box.
- Secure the HDMI’s position.
Having your connection chosen, let’s install the two-way splitter and set up both of your TVs.
In order to connect more than one television to your cable box, there must be a cable splitter that will make the coaxial/HDMI slot on your TV in two.
Essentially, you will have to acquire the desired cable you wish to connect your TVs with (coax or HDMI) and wire it up with the splitter that supports the same connection type.
Follow the steps down below to install your two-way splitter:
- Acquire the splitter you’re going to use (HDMI or coaxial).
- Plug the cable coming out of your TV into the splitter.
- Get two cables for both of your televisions.
- Connect them to the splitter’s double end.
Having this done, your splitter has been successfully installed into the configuration.
Now let’s move on to wiring up your televisions and setting up your broadcast transfer.
The next difficult part of this process is leading the cables, so they could reach both of your televisions.
This can become especially challenging if your cable box and the TVs are in different rooms.
Guide the cables throughout your household, until they are in a comfortable spot to be connected to the TV.
Note: Ensure that the cables are not in an unnatural position or twisting their bodies throughout the way.
This may cause a loss of signal and eventually damage the cable.
The final step is to connect the cables to your TV. Once the cables have been led up, simply connect them to the appropriate slot on the back of your TV and choose the source in order to start watching.
Now both of your TVs are going to get a signal from the cable box and you will be able to watch different broadcasts on both of them.
Note: Mind that your remotes' signals could get messed up if kept in the same room.
That’s to say because the remote for TV1 could start controlling TV2 and the other way around. Make sure to keep the remotes close to their respective TV to avoid additional interference.
Connecting two TVs to a cable box wirelessly is possible only when one of the TVs has an HDMI connection with the transmitter.
Additionally, you will need a home device that has an HDMI loop, therefore sending the signal to the second TV and having the first one already connected via cable.
A recommended product for this HDMI loop can be the ARIES home and ARIES home+ products.
They will execute an excellent job when it comes down to HDMI looping and connecting two TVs with a single cable box.
Follow the steps down below to set up two TV to one cable box wirelessly:
- Connect your TV1 to the ARIES home device or another similar device. (make sure it has the HDMI loop feature).
- Bind the home device to your cable box via an additional HDMI.
- Head over to the settings of the home device and activate the HDMI loop.
- Go over to your TV2 and scan for the wireless HDMI signal, through the connection settings.
Once you’ve scanned, you should be able to connect and both of your TVs will receive the feed.
If something is not working as expected, scroll up and repeat the steps from the beginning.
To connect two TVs to a single cable box, first, choose the connection type and install the two-way splitter. Set up your wiring, lead the cables to your televisions, and connect them. For wireless, use HDMI looping through a home device (ARIES home).
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We hope that now you know how to connect two TV to one cable box and already have both of your TVs set up.
If you find it difficult anytime through the process, re-read our guides and everything will get cleared up for you!
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