I have an HR24 in the bedroom, and the coax coming out gets split, one goes to an old CRT TV(go ahead and laugh) in the bedroom, the other goes under the house, and comes up in the kitchen, and feeds a small CRT TV(you're probably still laughing.....continue) via an RF modulator, on the kitchen counter. We set it up before HDTV was a big thing, and it used to be fed by an SD receiver, and we used a remoter extender that didn't work so well, and I got a good deal on an HR24, so it's being used, though overkill.
All that being said, it has served it's purpose, and we hardly ever watch tv in the bedroom. The TV in the kitchen is really a joke, when you see how cheap small HDTV's are nowadays, so hopefully we'll be swapping it before long.
Here's what I see as a small issue......the kitchen TV is fed by coax cable now, which can be put through a very small hole to get into the kitchen, but that sure won't be the way to go with a TV upgrade....it will need to be HDMI or Component, either of which would require a much bigger hole, and having that come though a nice small hole in the kitchen counter with a grommet, like I have now, won't be even close to an option.
Obviously, it would be easier to make it work with HDMI than Component, so I'm thinking of maybe running HDMI to the kitchen TV, and if we replace the bedroom CRT TV too, run component to that.
So, does anyone know any tricks, or something that I'm completely missing, to make this easily work? And, can I run HDMI about 30-35 feet, give or take, with no problems?
Thanks in advance!
EDIT: I'm just realizing that I might be able to accomplish what I want with a couple C31's and my HR34, but each C31 would be using up a tuner on the HR34, correct? My wife also records some different shows on the kitchen setup, that she likes, and I'm sure she might have a few that might conflict, and I'm assuming that using a C31, you can only record one show at a time, since it's using one of the HR34's tuners?
Edited by Soulweeper, 02 January 2013 - 01:30 AM.