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Dish satellite system with two tvs and 1 hdtv cable

Trying to hook up 2 hdtvs to one source how do I do it? Only space for one cable. Bought 1-2 HDTV cable splitter only gives video no audio

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What are you splitting? Coax - just split the out to tv line. A\V cables or componet cables you'll need to split all wires (a\v- yellow and at least white, red to if you want stereo. componet- green, red, blue for video and red and white for audio.

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