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How To View HDD Recorder Via Two TV's?

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Hi, A friend has a Panasonic DMR-HW120 HDD Recorder. He wants to set it up so that he can view the output through either his main TV or the kitchen TV or both simultaneoulsy. He connected the HDMI from the unit to his main TV and that works fine. He then ran a cable from the Panasonic RF out to the RF in of his kitchen TV but can only see freeview and not anything played back from the recorder. I presume that is due to the recorded content only being sent via the HDMI? The Panasonic unit only has one HDMI out. I have seen that you can buy a dual HDMI splitter plug which allows for two HDMI cables to be connected via the single HDMI out socket on the Panasonic recorder. Would this allow the content from the recorder to go directly to both TV's? Thanks for your help.

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RE: How To View HDD Recorder Via Two TV's?

Presuming the Pana does output via RF (and not just passthrough for terrestrial signal) then it would be analogue and not digital, so you would need to select the analogue tuner on the kitchen TV and then manually tune it. You would then have to make sure to select the analogue tuner, and switch to whichever channel the Pana was tuned to when you wanted to playback on the kitchen TV.

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RE: How To View HDD Recorder Via Two TV's?

Thanks for your reply.

 

He does receive a picture but it's of the freeview channels.

 

It's the hard disk content that he doesn't receive hence I wondered whether using a HDMI splitter would resolve the issue?

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RE: How To View HDD Recorder Via Two TV's?

Quick Update:

 

I bought a Neet 2 way HDMI splitter off Amazon.

 

Connected both TV's and works fine. The splitter comes with a power supply which was needed as the signal would not carry without it.