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#1 OFFLINE   Calvin386

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:56 AM

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.

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#2 OFFLINE   gtal98

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:07 AM

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 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:01 AM

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.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:14 AM

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 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

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.

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#6 OFFLINE   Calvin386

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:23 PM

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

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:54 AM

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.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:57 AM

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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