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Is a Rogers Cable Box Needed for Each TV?

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My condo has Rogers Cable, not Rogers Ignite so will need the old cable boxes. I will have 2 TVs. Is there a way around to not having a cable box with my main TV? It’s an eyesore and don’t have a spot for it.

 

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The short answer is no, you need a box for each TV.  They can be purchased for very little or no money these days from friends, relatives, kijiji, etc. You can even get an HDPVR for under $50.  Note the following tips for purchase.

https://www.digitalhome.ca/threads/guidelines-for-selling-and-buying-a-used-rogers-terminal-in-ontar...

In spite of the above, it would be theoretically possible to have a single box running to something like a good HDMI splitter or switch to feed two TVs, but that means you have the same signal to each TV and may be just as unsightly as a second box.  Also, how are you going to control that box if you're watching a TV in another room?

It is possible to "hide" the box for the main TV by putting it somewhere out of sight and controlling it using something like an IR blaster/extender to get the remote IR signals to the box.

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Re: Is a Rogers Cable Box Needed for Each TV?

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The short answer is no, you need a box for each TV.  They can be purchased for very little or no money these days from friends, relatives, kijiji, etc. You can even get an HDPVR for under $50.  Note the following tips for purchase.

https://www.digitalhome.ca/threads/guidelines-for-selling-and-buying-a-used-rogers-terminal-in-ontar...

In spite of the above, it would be theoretically possible to have a single box running to something like a good HDMI splitter or switch to feed two TVs, but that means you have the same signal to each TV and may be just as unsightly as a second box.  Also, how are you going to control that box if you're watching a TV in another room?

It is possible to "hide" the box for the main TV by putting it somewhere out of sight and controlling it using something like an IR blaster/extender to get the remote IR signals to the box.

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