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Getting sat TV to an unwired TV
Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:42 AM
Does any sat TV provider use RG6 to get from the dish to one TV, and then ethernet to get to the other TVs? I have been trying to understand "whole house DVRs" and "hopper / Joeys" but I don't see much real information on the web sites, and I know from experience that calling the sales folks will result in "oh yeah, we do that".
Can I stream from a sat TV box/DVR/whatever to a PS3 or a Sony Blu-Ray? How about a Roku?
Thanks for your help.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:08 PM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:00 PM
Both Dish and DirecTV have single-wire installations, which means that you only need one wire going to your main location. The signal then travels back down the same wire to feed other receivers/TV/devices in your house. These others are usually done with additional RG-6 runs to individual locations.
You can connect from the receiver(s) with a variety of connections: composite, component, and HDMI.
I have a receiver beside me that has all three of those connected.
- composite goes to an RF-converter, which feeds old TV's in my house.
- component goes to Hauppauge HD PVR, which allows me to record from the receiver to a personal hard drive attached to my computer. With this I can watch on computer, or connect the hard drive to a WD TV-box and watch on other TV's, in other locations, if I desire (kind of like a modern-day VCR system.)
- HDMI is connected to the TV itself.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:49 PM
Posted 16 October 2012 - 09:53 PM
Thanks, unfortunately there is no easy access. The rooms I want to get to are on the second floor and the floors above and below are finished. The exterior wall faces the front of the house and I am not willing to run cable along the brick. I think I will investigate the Directv2pc service.
the box is obsolete now, actually never been deployed - forget it
Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:28 AM
Unsupported, but Joeys can run off of Ethernet only and do not require a cable connection. The Hopper needs a single coax from the hub which is connected to the DISH. Depending on how many TVs you want and how many tuners you need you may need a second Hopper - which can be placed anywhere on the network but will require a coax.
Unsupported is fine Maybe this is what the first tech support guy at Dish was talking about. I chatted with them for a few minutes, but then he passed me off to sales and they had no clue. I will search in the Dish forum as I would prefer to have a joey rather than build HTPCs to run Directv2PC at each extra TV.