Ok what I did when I had one Sat rec I put the sat rec before the switch box. and I used the remote to change the channels on the Sat rec. So all I had to do was select what tv I wanted to watch. Better yet if you don't have a selectable switch box. just take the output of the Sat Rec run it thru the HDMI to Cable converter then in to the input of the switching unit. Then use the IR or RF remote unit, to control the channels on the sat rec. another way you may be able to do it some of the new sat rec remote controls use Rf to control the link between the sat rec and is remote. This type of remote will transmit thru walls for a short distance. remember to have you TV on channel 3 or 4 and control every thing with the sat rec remote.