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Can you hook up a dvd player while dish network is also hooked up?

  Author:  8941  Category:(Discussion) Created:(1/3/2009 9:02:00 PM)
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I have Dish Network (dual receiver with DVR) and currently the way I use my DVD player when I want to watch a DVD is to unhook DN and hook up the DVD player. I would like to have it all hooked up so that I can just turn on whichever I want to use without all the hooking up and unhooking. I googled to see what I might need to do this and the only answer that I can find is ONE that says you can't do it because it will scramble your signal to prevent piracy. I thought I'd give it a shot here, though, and see if any of you have both hooked up. I also searched the DN site and didn't find anything. I feel like this is a very simple thing and I'm making it too hard (again!). If it can be done, what do I need to purchase to do it?

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Date: 1/3/2009 9:05:00 PM  From Authorid: 10657    I have hooked mine up before but, I was on direct tv and regular cable so, hmm.

And, it was a dvd recorder too so, I'm not sure if that matters
Date: 1/3/2009 9:14:00 PM  ( From Author ) From Authorid: 8941    Thanks. It is driving me crazy because I have pilates dvds that I love to use, but it is more of a workout dragging the DN box out of its little cubby hole, unscrewing the cable, dragging the DVD out of its cubby, screwing it in...  
Date: 1/3/2009 11:35:00 PM  From Authorid: 49689    I think it depends on your tv..if you have auzillary video inputs in the back of your tv then you just run the extra cables from the back of your dish box to the inputs on your tv and then to switch between the two you just change the input on the tv tuner..If you look in your owners manual for your siah box it should give you alternate hookup diagrams,and if not call dish network and for a fee they will send a local installer out to get you hooked up  
Date: 1/3/2009 11:44:00 PM  From Authorid: 49689    kinda like on older tv's with vcr's you would use an A/B switch to switch between an antenna/cable and the vcr..now it can be done with the tv tuner..usually the other inputs are going to be rca type plugs which are the fat round ones with a center pin,or an s-video which is a kinda round cable with about 5 small pins in the middle here is an example of a hi def hookup diagram with satellite and a vcr which if you replaced the vcr with a dvd player would be the same http://www.highdefforum.com/gallery/data/511/40System_Hookup.jpg  
Date: 1/4/2009 2:13:00 PM  From Authorid: 54444    go to your friendly radio shack. You have questions; they have answers.  
Date: 1/4/2009 4:06:00 PM  From Authorid: 49689    if you're lucky to find somebody that can tie their own shoes  
Date: 1/5/2009 11:34:00 AM  From Authorid: 46486    Yeah I know you can my friends was hooked up like that. Haven't seen you in ages Pyriel.  
Date: 1/6/2009 11:04:00 AM  ( From Author ) From Authorid: 8941    Thanks!  

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