Can I connect two TVs to one Antenna?

The average US household has between 2 and 3 TV sets. Not surprisingly, this is one of the most pages on the site. Everyone wants to save money by dropping cable, so it is no surprise that people also want to use a single antenna to power multiple TVs at once. I am here to tell you that it is absolutely possible. It is pretty simple, and below explains how to exactly do it.

Tip: Use an antenna that is powerful enough to power more than one TV at a time. Most indoor antennas do not possess enough power unless they are amplified and/or are very close to the broadcast tower the signal is originating from.

In addition to your OTA Antenna, you will need each of the following:

  • An RF splitter
    • Purchase a multi-TV splitter if possible
  • Coaxial Cables
    • You will need either 3 or 4, depending how many TVs you are connecting. 
    • HINT! Don’t cheap out on these. Quality really does matter!

General Steps: (your TV and/or situation may be slightly different)

  1. Mount your antenna in an central location
  2. This means putting it in a central location between all your TVs and free from any obstacles.
  3. Connect the RF splitter to your antenna
  4. Connect the single output of the RF splitter to your antenna with a coaxial cable.
  5. Connect the other RF splitter outputs to your TVs
  6. Run a coaxial cables from each output to each TV.
  7. Test