08-10-2014 5:10 PM
We get really bad storms and the famous 771 searching for satellite error comes on. Since we have more tvs than receivers and we have internet for 10 dollars more I get to have cable service with my internet. How do I switch from satellite connection and use my cable on the tvs hooked up to direct tv. I tried to put it in TV mode versus HTM1 and switch it to tv input but couldn't get satellite off and cable tv on.
Thanks for any help for a rookie. My receivers are hr -34 and hr 22-100
08-10-2014 5:25 PM
Most likely you would need the cable box connected to another TV input then just switch to it when needed, if it is a basic no set top box needed service then possibly direct connecting the coax to the TV so long as it has a digital tuner then using the TV ant/cable setting.
There are also HDMI switches that can allow a single HDMI TV to have more inputs just make sure it is HDCP compatible.
08-10-2014 6:33 PM
Can you receive any stations using an old-fashioned off-air antenna?
How often do you lose your satellite channels? Even in a "bad storm", the outage should only last a few minutes at most, assuming your dish is properly aimed/aligned.
08-10-2014 7:14 PM
As shannon says, most cable companies now require a STB to receive any of their programing
02-26-2015 5:16 AM
Please start a new thread and provide as much information as possible.
02-26-2015 5:34 AM
1. If you have a cable tv box attached to your TV - Using the TV remote - Change it to that input the cable box is connected too.
2. If you have cable internet & Basic Cable TV included - You would need to Split the Cable modem RG6 (with a cable supplied Splitter and then run a rg6 to your TV -Turner RG6 input - Then again using the TV remote Change the input to the TV -tuner.
3. If you have a Playstation or XBOX Connected you can use the cable company App to get content from the internet - Again Using the TV remote Change the TV input to the GAME input on your TV.
02-26-2015 8:07 AM
You can't get cable TV on a TV that isn't connected to cable tv. You either need another cable box or move one of your boxes to that TV.
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