Connecting second TV to one Dish Network Hopper


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Dec 12, 2009
I have a small TV in my garage workshop that will be used so infrequently that it would not pay to have a cable box installed out there. However I'd like the opportuning to have it on once in a while and I'd like it run it off my Hopper cable box in my home office. I was told by the DISH installer that it would require an RF Modulator used with co-ax. There's a huge range in price for RF Modulators found on line. I obviously want to spend the minimum which while give me good service. Can someone with first-hand knowledge give me an idea of what to purchase?? Thank you.
Nov 29, 2014
I have one of the original DISH Hoppers; have had it for years; and, this is what I know works.
You won't be able to change channels and such from the second TV; but, you can watch whatever is playing on the main TV, whether it be live TV or stuff stored on the Hopper.

I assume your main TV is connected to the Hopper via HDMI.
The Hopper also has three RCA jacks to accommodate older TVs.
If the distance is very far, get high quality RCA cable and that is all you need.
Shop around; quality RCA cable is not all that expensive unless you are getting gouged.

If this doesn't work for you, please don't blame me.

Before you order up a cable, you might should look at the back of your Hopper and make sure it has the RCA ports/jacks; I can only speak for the old antique that I have.

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