How To Connect a TV Antenna to Multiple TV Sets (Two or More)

By | May 19, 2021

How To Connect a TV Antenna to Multiple TV Sets
Over-the-Air TV is a great way for cord-cutters to get free TV channels with many stations available.

While many homes will often have one TV setup with an antenna, multiple TV sets can also share the same TV antenna.

It does require a splitter or distribution box for the antenna signal to spread out to multiple TVs.

Signals can lose strength when more than one TV is using the same antenna but this is easily fixed with an amplifier.

If you live close to the broadcast tower, a splitter with no booster may work, but in most cases, the signal will need to be amplified.

There are many stand-alone amplifiers and TV distribution amplifier boxes available.
How To Connect a TV Antenna to Multiple TV Sets Two or More Channel Master
For example, Channel Master has several popular units that split an incoming signal, boost it, and give outputs to multiple TVs.

Channel Master Distribution Amplifier for Up-to 4 TVs on Amazon
Channel Master Ultra Mini 4 TV Antenna Amplifier, TV Antenna Signal Booster with 4 Outputs for Connecting Antenna or Cable TV to Multiple Televisions (CM-3414),White

Standalone pre-amplifiers or signal boosters are also a good option when a standard splitter is used with no built-in amplifier.

Sometimes both a pre-amplifier and distribution amplifier are used to boost a signal that is far away from broadcast towers.

Winegard LNA-200TV Antenna Amplifier Signal Booster.
Winegard LNA-200 Boost XT HDTV Preamplifier, TV Antenna Amplifier Signal Booster, HD Digital VHF UHF Amplifier

Hooking up a distribution amplifier is the same as a splitter with an added power plug to boost the signal.
How To Connect a TV Antenna to Multiple TV Sets Hookup
The coaxial line from the antenna is fed into the box along with power.

Each TV will have its own coaxial output to connect to a TV input.

How To Connect an Antenna to Multiple TVs

  1. Connect the antenna coaxial line to the input of the distribution amplifier or splitter.
  2. How To Connect a TV Antenna to Multiple TV Sets Two or More Step 1

  3. If the amplifier or splitter is a powered unit connect the power.
  4. Connect each TV to one of the output coaxial lines on the distribution amplifier splitter.
  5. How To Connect a TV Antenna to Multiple TV Sets Two or More Step 3

  6. Re-scan each TV for over-the-air TV broadcast.
  7. How To Connect a TV Antenna to Multiple TV Sets Two or More Step 5

Summary
Using one TV antenna for multiple TVs is easily done with the right setup.

If you live very close to broadcast towers a normal splitter may be enough to get a good signal.

For most homes, a distribution amplifier box is usually used to not only split but boost a wireless TV signal.

If a home is very far from the broadcast towers a pre-amplifier or booster can be used along with the amplifier box to get an even better signal.



 




 

One thought on “How To Connect a TV Antenna to Multiple TV Sets (Two or More)

  1. Richard

    Hi,

    I have 2 antennas aiming different directions, using a coupler, from the attic. The wire (cable gonig throygh several joint connectors for at least 50 feet from an distr, amp, full gain adj to 24 db by GE. Except it 1 in and 1 out DC powered, I would love to send the signal two 2 tvs

    I don’t think the coupler is better than a preamp cause I should be getting a few channels than what Îm getting, I git lots of snow on my roof , does it really matter?

    Should I leave my coupler and adding the antroo preamp outdoor like the #6 position , would be a good option. I still donlt know plug this thing with a splitter 2 way and the power inserter for the antrop pream0 to 2 tvs?

    Reply

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