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How to Connect a 2nd TV to an Astro

Astro is a Malaysian-based satellite service that functions throughout the Southeast Asian country. The satellite signal is obtained through a single receiver box, then typically connects directly into your television. However, it is possible to hook up a second television to the Astro receiver.


Things You'll Need:

  • TV channel splitter
  • 3 coaxial cables
  1. Disconnect the coaxial cable running from the Astro satellite receiver into your home television.

  2. Insert the cable (recently disconnected from the TV) into the "In" port on the TV channel splitter. This takes a single signal and converts it into two different connections. Doing so allows you to hook up two (or more) devices to the same source.

  3. Attach the second coaxial cable into one of the "Out" ports on the TV channel splitter, then connect the opposite end into the "In" port on one of the televisions.

  4. Plug the third coaxial cable into the remaining "Out" port on the channel splitter, then insert the opposite end of the cable into the "In" port of the second television system.

  5. Power on the Astro and the two televisions to view the programming on both TVs.

How to Connect an Astro to 2 TVs

Astro is a brand of satellite receivers that manage extraterrestrial television signals on a connected TV. You can use the reciever with two televisions when connected to a device known as a multi-switch, which divides the signals for viewing on separate TV sets. You will need two coaxial cables with threaded metal couplers on the ends to connect the multi-switch with the TV sets. Use the existing coaxial cable from the Astro receiver to hook up with the multi-switch.

Coaxial cable with metal coupler for the multi-switch connection.


Things You'll Need:

  • 2 Coaxial cables
  1. Disconnect the coaxial cable from the back of any TV already hooked up to the Astro receiver by twisting the metal ring on the cable end counter-clockwise. Leave the other end of the cable attached to the Astro receiver.

  2. Connect the free end of the cable to the input jack on one edge of the multi-switch, turning the metal ring on the end of the cable clockwise to fasten it to the jack.

  3. Attach a coaxial cable to each of the two outputs on the opposite edge of the multi-switch.

  4. Fasten the other end of each cable to the RF input jack on the rear of each TV.

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