Watch Tv Without Connecting A Video Sender To A Tv

Using a split cable hook up to watch cable TV on a TV not connected to cable service.

A video sender is an electronic device used to wirelessly transmit the video and audio signal from one TV to a second TV. Video senders have many uses. For example, using a video sender allows you to watch cable TV programming on another TV in your home not hooked up to cable service without paying an additional installation and equipment fee to a cable service provider. To simultaneously watch the same TV program on a second TV without connecting a video sender requires a split cable hook up.

Instructions

Preparation

1. Determine which device is the source device. A source device could, for instance, be a DVD player, DVR or DTV box. If you’re looking to simultaneously watch cable TV programming from one TV hooked up to cable service on another TV not hooked up to cable service, for example, the cable box is the source device.

2. Examine the source device’s output options. Look on the device’s rear panel to see if it’s equipped with an RF output terminal, AV output terminals, or both.

3. Follow the instructions that fit the source device’s available output options.

Equipped with RF Output Only

4. Use a coaxial cable to connect the RF output from the source device to the RF input terminal on the RF splitter.

5. Connect one end of another coaxial cable to one of the RF splitter’s RF output terminals. Connect the other end of the cable to the first TV set’s RF input.

6. Use the last coaxial cable to connect the RF splitter’s remaining RF output terminal to the second TV set’s RF input.

7. Tune both TVs to channel 3.

Equipped with AV Outputs Only

8. Insert an AV splitter adapter into each of the AV Out jacks on the source device. The yellow AV jack is typically labeled “Composite Video.” The red AV jack is typically labeled “Audio R.” And the white AV jack is typically labeled “Audio L.”

9. Plug one end of each of the first set of AV cables into the appropriate AV splitter adapter connected to the source device. The plugs on the end of the AV cables are color-coded to correspond to the AV jack it’s meant to be inserted into. Therefore plug the yellow AV cable, for example, into one of the jacks on the AV splitter adapter connected to the yellow AV jack. Plug the other end of each cable into the appropriate AV In jack on the first TV.

10. Use the last set of AV cables to connect the remaining jack on the AV splitter to the appropriate AV In jack on the second TV.

11. Use the “Input” button on each TV’s remote control to change the TV’s video input setting to the AV source.

Equipped with Both RF and AV Outputs

12. Use a coaxial cable to connect the RF output from the source device to the RF input of the first TV.

13. Plug one end of each AV cable into the appropriate AV Out jack on the source device.

14. Insert the other end of each AV cable into the appropriate AV In jack on the second TV.

15. Tune the first TV to channel 3. Use the “Input” button on the second TV’s remote control to change the TV’s video input setting to the AV source.