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> I have four rooms with DirecTV. I want to add another receiver to a room.
> The room is adjacent to another room with a receiver already installed.
> Can I simply get a splitter from the one coax to both receivers? Or do I
> need to add an additional line from the dish?
No... and, well, yes. Depends on what ya want.
If you want that 5th room to be independent as well (each room being
able to watch something different) then yes, another line AND a
multi-switch added at the antenna (different that a splitter) to
handle the needed fifth output for the added receiver will be needed.
There is a cheaper alternative however.
Providing that the fifth room doesn't _have_ to be independent, they
do make wireless transceivers that can make that fifth TV see and
switch all the channels from a different location.
But regardless, that fifth TV (with the wireless receiver part) will
see the same thing that the TV with the transmitter has.
It would be just like splitting the OUTPUT off of one of your
existing DTV receivers into the fifth room, with the added comfort of
being able to switch channels in the fifth room.
But still, that adjacent room will see the exact same channel that
the fifth room does, and of course visa versa.