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Tue, Sep 27, 2022 1:50 PM

Using an HDMI Splitter to Send Show to 2 TVs

I have a HDMI splitter going to 2 TVs from the same C71KW-400 receiver. I have 2 VRC82 remotes, 1 for each TV. They both show up as R2 in the settings. I would like to be able to control the power and volume of each TV independently using the remote. If I change the TV brand on 1 remote, it changes for both. How can I program 1 remote for each of the TVs? I know both TVs will show the same channel.

I originally asked this in the DTV forum and it was suggested that it belonged here. When I opened the thread here, Juniper shut it down as a duplicate thread, but left it open in the wrong category.

I rephrased the Subject to try to avoid it being shut down as a duplicate again. Here's hoping.

Thanks

bcbsncjlj

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3.3K Messages

2 months ago

You can't. Volume control is based on the programming via the single box, not the remote. Just add another device. They offer refurbished streaming boxes with a 1-year warrant for $49.

Juniper

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2 months ago

The duplicate thread was moved to the correct area. Sorry if it didn't process instantly.

Please stick to one thread when it is all centered around the same topic instead of creating multiple threads.

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2 months ago

I have 2 TVs and 2 Remotes and 1 box with my Xfinity setup. Each remote controls the power and volume for the TV it's set for, as well as all the common box related items like channel, pause, FF, etc. I just expected DirecTV would work the same. Maybe if there was a way to give each remote a separate name, it might work. They both show as names 'R2' in the settings.

I'm also disappointed that there is no 'Smart Resume' when FF with DirecTV. I really like that feature with Xfinity.

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janice805

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139 Messages

2 months ago

I have a splitter also.  One connection in my Family Room and one going to my Bedroom.  I also have 2 remotes that control 2 different TV's.  One an LG OLED and one a SAMSUNG QLED.  DTV reps said it couldn't be done but it can.  Give me a minute to get back with you on how I did it.

janice805

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139 Messages

2 months ago

I think what I did was program one remote for the LG then programmed the other remote for the SAMSUNG.  Their "Settings" in the box will only show one under "Remotes" like mine shows SAMSUNG but the LG works also.  In Settings it will show two R2 remotes though but will show only one TV.

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2 months ago

I tried that, but it didn't work. I even tried taking the battery out of 1 while I programmed the 2nd. Ended up being unpaired. The remotes have different BlueTooth addresses. You'd think the box could tell them apart.

Thanks for the input. Glad yours works. I'll keep trying. Maybe someone else will have a suggestion.


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