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Two tvs off Motorola DCH3416

I want to connect my Motorola DCH3416 cable box to an additional HDTV.

I am currently using the Digital Audio (S/PDIF) and the HDMI outlets on the Motorola box for my main tv.

I know I will need to watch the same channel on each tv, but I want to be able to come off the same box for both tvs.

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If you have different input options on your TVs, you could run the second TV with the Y, Pb,Pr component outputs along with the analog audio from the STB. However, remember the STB will only support ONE output video format. So both TV will have to be set to the same video format (720p, 1080i, 480p, etc)

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