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Cable question

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Calvin386, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Calvin386

    Calvin386 Godfather

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    Is there any way to convert the hdmi signal from a vip reciever to rg6 coax?

    If the answer is yes, will the signal still be HD when it gets to my LCD?

    I have patio that has a RG6 cable drop. I would like to put an LCD out there. I would like to use the HDMI out on my vip211, convert it to RG6 and then hook to the LCD on the patio. Obviously it would be a mirrored image of the LCD that the 211 is currently hooked up too.

    Thanks...
     
  2. gtal98

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    HDMI to coax baluns/extenders do exist - but be prepared to pay $400+. Just search Google. It might be cheaper to pay someone to fish an HDMI out there for your though.
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Leapin' Lizard Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    If you think of what you're asking... what you are asking for is something to take the HDMI output and re-encode it to MPEG4, or MPEG2, or whatever so that the other device can re decode it... you basically need a mini-computer to do that... which is why such devices exist but are fairly expensive.
     
  4. fraisa

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    or just go buy a wireless hdmi sender
    i use one that i got from best buy
    cost me 249 bucks
    and works great out side.
    i run it from the second hdmi jack from my av receiver to the outside projector on a 70 inch black diamond screen works awesome
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Leapin' Lizard Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I forgot about those... still a chunk of change, but better than the coax converter and no need to run any new cable for wireless.
     
  6. Calvin386

    Calvin386 Godfather

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    Wireless HDMI. Great idea! That will work and it's why I come here and ask questions.

    Thanks
     
  7. DoyleS

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    Just be careful which one you purchase and make sure you can return it if it doesn't meet your expectations. Typically these run at 5 Ghz and some run at 60 Ghz. At 60 Ghz you will not be going through any walls and these are mainly for the connections in the same room. At 5 Ghz you can get through one wall but multiple walls could be a problem.
     
  8. DoyleS

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    The other option would be to upgrade the 211 to a Hopper and Joey which can send an HD signal over RG6 coax and give you HDMI at the remote location.
     

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