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Utilize multiple AV outputs

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stunod7, Mar 31, 2008.

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  1. Stunod7

    Stunod7 Cool Member

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    Off the top of my head, don't know exactly which receiver I have at home but I'm working with a new HD non-DVR box. I'm going HDMI into my TV. Has anyone ever tried utilizing any of the other outputs simultaneously to a different TV/device?

    I have a TV tuner in my PC that i've been using to stream my Comcast and now that I don't have Comcast legally anymore (and won't have it at all past Feb 09 {QAM might still work...})

    I guess I'm kind of slingboxing it... But ghetto style. A ghettobox.
     
  2. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    Out of two HD DVRs, I run component to TV1, HDMI to TV2,
    with composite transmitted wirelessly to TV3, TV4 and TV5.
     
  3. JFHughes08088

    JFHughes08088 Godfather

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    All outputs work independently. You can do HDMI to a TV, optical audio to HT, Component to DVD, etc and they all work simultaneously.
     
  4. Stunod7

    Stunod7 Cool Member

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    Fricking awesome. Thanks for the responses! I know what I'm doing tonight.
     
  5. jtcrusader

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    Please explain what you mean about "composite transmitted wirelessly to TV3, TV4, and TV5." That sounds intriguing.
     
  6. Stunod7

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    I was thinking about that all night... I'd love to know what you are using to transport the signal wirelessly.
     
  7. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    Hi, what is this thing you call ghetto?

    I use HDMI to one AVR, then Component Video and Optical Audio to another AVR, then I use Composite and Stereo to a multizone amp. Checkout my setup...it works flawlessly. Before I had the DVRs where I do now I had H20-600s. Fun for everyone!
     
  8. Stunod7

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    My "ghetto" is the way I go about streaming video. Myself and a few friends at work are big Chicago Cubs fans and I usually do the honors of bringing in the video and audio feeds for everyone to watch. In the past I would just rip the stream right off comcast's coax and use either VLC or Shoutcast to stream it to work. It's kinda like slingbox but a lot more manual, but also free.

    I figured I'd try and get a HD(ish) feed off my DTV receiver. I won't be able to stream full HD quality since i'm uploading over my DSL to work, but i'd at least be able to get the widescreen feed in a decent quality.
     
  9. Tom Robertson

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    There are a number of wireless devices that will send composite or S-video to other locations. Some (most?) will send stereo as well.
     
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