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how do i split a line from a receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by kiddk1, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Dec 9, 2011 #1 of 14
    kiddk1

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    I have a zinwell 8 port switch on the back of the house and 3 hr20's each has 2 lines going to them, I want to run a line to the garage without a receiver, I do not care that I will have the same programming as one of the receivers, can I do this, if so how? thanks
     
  2. Dec 9, 2011 #2 of 14
    veryoldschool

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    No you can't.
    It's not that it will have the same programing as another, but that the two receivers will only work if they're tuned to the same channel. Changing channels on either receiver can cause both receivers to lose reception, due to the wrong combination of tune voltage and the Zinwell.

    You should have two unused ports left on the Zinwell, which could give you the connection you need.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2011 #3 of 14
    kiddk1

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    yes I do have 2 unused connections, If run one to the back of the tv, how will the tv function, which receiver will it mirror?
     
  4. Dec 9, 2011 #4 of 14
    WestDC

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    You need a RF modulator (or a VCR) connected to one of your (SD) ouputs from one of your HDDVRS (red-white-yellow) Then Connect that to a RG6 going to a TV in your garage (SET TV to CH 3).

    Then whatever channel is displayed on that HDDVR will be showing in the garage.

    That is the only way to do it without adding a additional receiver to your Zinwell.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2011 #5 of 14
    veryoldschool

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    You still can't connect a TV without a receiver, so I'm :confused:
    If you have unused ports, you can connect another receiver and then connect this to the TV.
    If you're trying to "clone" a receiver to another TV, you'll need to connect this TV to the receiver's outputs.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2011 #6 of 14
    kiddk1

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    gotcha, thanks. that is what I meant, I wanted to clone the tv, so it appears I have to run the lines from the receivers outputs.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2011 #7 of 14
    DarkLogix

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    just run a set of component cables to the other location
    you'll also need a IR repeater or to use an RF remote if the distance is within the rf remote range

    vs the vcr idea which would only give you SD
     
  8. Dec 9, 2011 #8 of 14
    kiddk1

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    The other location is about 75ft away. No can do thanks anyway i will probably just move the receiver
     
  9. Dec 9, 2011 #9 of 14
    cabletech

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    kidd1k Being the garage is 75-80 feet away, the easyest way would be to run two new RG6 cables from the switch to the garage and then when you go to work out there, just take one of your recievers to the garage and then you have a good setup and no worry's.
     
  10. DarkLogix

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    there are devices to transmit component over 4pair twisted pair cable
    then you could just get a roll of cat5e or better and a converter for each end
    ie something like this http://www.hdtvsupply.com/41165.html
    but there are cheaper out there this was just the an early google result

    or if price was the issue with a 75ft heres a cable for under $40 http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10235&cs_id=1023507&p_id=2672&seq=1&format=2
     
  11. kiddk1

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  12. DarkLogix

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    Sorry I guess the link messed up, I'll try again
    ok thts odd
    if you quote it then while editing copy the link and paste it into the address bar it works.
     
  13. kiddk1

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    got it thanks
     
  14. ndole

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    Pretty clear he's asking about a mirrored outlet :lol:

    http://youtu.be/wCy8MpT45gk

    :p:p:p:D
     

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