Multiple TVs with Dish and Roku

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If I am not in the right forum, I apologize… newbie here. This community is awesome and has provided a lot of answers so I thought I would join and post this question.

I currently have a Dish Hopper 3 connected to one TV via HDMI and it is providing a standard definition output on a second TV simultaneously. I would like to connect my Roku Express to be able to be seen on both the main TV and the second TV simultaneously as well. Is there a way to simply connect both through the same coaxial cable that currently goes to the second TV?
 
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No. Roku's must be directly connected to each TV via HDMI or composite.
 
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it is providing a standard definition output on a second TV simultaneously..the same coaxial cable that currently goes to the second TV.

It would help if you could explain how exactly you're doing this...are you running the composite output of the H3 thru a modulator, to that 2nd TV???

No. Roku's must be directly connected to each TV via HDMI or composite.

Why can't he take the composite video/audio out of the Roku, run it thru another modulator (like I assume he's doing on the H3) on a different modulated channel, & combine thru the single coax cable???
A composite signal coming out of a Roku is NO different than what comes out of any other composite output... ;)
 
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It would help if you could explain how exactly you're doing this...are you running the composite output of the H3 thru a modulator, to that 2nd TV???



Why can't he take the composite video/audio out of the Roku, run it thru another modulator (like I assume he's doing on the H3) on a different modulated channel, & combine thru the single coax cable???
A composite signal coming out of a Roku is NO different than what comes out of any other composite output... ;)
Yep, I forgot about about a modulator. But the cheap cost of a stick theses days (not to mention their versatility) makes makes the effort less cost effective and productive if he does not already own a modulator, and the second tv has an HDMI port.
 
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Thank you both so much for the information! ( As you could tell, I do not know much about the stuff.) My assumption is I am using a modulator for the output to TV 2.

My reason for asking is because I am bedridden for much of the day and, therefore, whatever my assistant is watching (TV 1) is what I watch (TV 2) while not in my wheelchair. So I was hoping it was possible (a simple fix since we are both illiterate in the things) to possibly attach the Roku Express to the Hopper 3 (pretty much know this is not an option) or somehow to a TV Out (which my TV does not possess). Hence my reason for asking.

Thank you again for the information and I will look into simultaneous broadcast of Roku using two sticks.
 
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Why not buy a Amazon Firestick and use the "Dish Anywhere App" to watch anything you want on the second TV? That's assuming that you have WiFi in your household of course.
Gerry
 
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