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#1 OFFLINE   ftdmlk

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 09:01 AM

Good morning.

 

I am having a Genie installed this week along with one wireless mini genie.  I want to be able to watch programming on a total of 5 other tvs besides the 2 where the hardware is being installed.  I know i will have to purchase additional remotes so i won't have to carry them around.

Can i purchase a HDMI splitter and run HDMI cables to the other tvs without an issue?  2 of the 5 tvs are not HD ready tvs so not sure how to proceed with this.

 

Any help would be appreciated

 

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:07 AM

The GenieMini will reportedly force HDCP on everything coming out of its HDMI output so there's not a lot of certainty that it will work.

What HDCP brings to the party is that every TV connected will have to respond that it is a display only device (whether or not it is on).

Five widely separated HDTVs is probably too much to ask.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:16 AM

So it would be best to run the splitter from the main Genie unit?



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:52 AM

So it would be best to run the splitter from the main Genie unit?

no, it would better to get separate boxes for each TV or just move the wireless client around


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 11:56 AM

Thanks for the info.

 

What if I want to mirror what my wife is watching in the LR (recorded program) and me in the bedroom at the same time?  Will the Genie and the mini mirror each other?  Is there a setting for this?



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:08 PM

No, the client operates Independently of the genie. If you want to mirror one, I would mirror the Genie


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

What type of splitter can i use and what is the success of mirroring?  I have been mirroring my 23-700 for years with a RF remote in each room.  Any known issues with doing this with the Genie?.  Also, can i split HDMI and Composite both?  I still have a couple of TVs that only accept coax.






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