Dishnetwork DVR receiver I have only one HDMI connection on the back of my satellite HDTV receiver , I have it going to my first HDTV , I also have another HDTV in the bedroom and I want to run a HDMI cable to it so I can get the 720dpi instead of 420dpi with a coaxal cable that I am now using . Will this switch work for what I need it for and how should it be connected ?
The quick answer is no! I have the Dish VIP722K DVR box and wanted to do the same thing. First off if you have a newer Dish HD receiver/DVR box and your dish is pointed to all three Dish satellites (one for local channels, one for SD 480p reception and one for HD signals 1080i) but you must have it pointed usually to the southwest without any obstructions in the way! Here's the only way to get HD on your second tv from your current Dish receiver? You must purchase a HDMI female couplers like the : PTC Premium GOLD Series HDMI Female/Female Coupler here on Amazon for only $3.00 for two, and maybe a longer HDMI cable like the: Aurum Ultra Series High Speed HDMI Cable (25 feet) Supports 3D, Ethernet and Audio Return - 25 feet here on Amazon, and I also purchased the :http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0022DKLSE/ref=oh_details_o09_s00_i00 here on Amazon which is a UHF/IR Dish remote for only $17.00 a lot cheaper than Dish! When you use your second tv separately I just unplug my main tv and plug in my second tv when I go upstairs to watch it in HD on my Dish HD VIP722K receiver: Dish Network VIP 222k on Amazon. Unless you purchase the Dish 222k receiver only for the second tv which is available on here Dish Network VIP 222k, or get the New Dish Hopper system with a extra Joey box receiver for each TV, the HDMI coupler is the most affordable option but you can only watch one TV at a time in HD from your current Dish box. The reason to get the UHF/ir remote to is so you can use your remote funtions on your second tv on UHF mode for upstairs or going through walls as IR is only straight line of site! I hope this was helpful for you? Tony