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622 TV1 HD in 2 rooms - is it worth it?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by jamber1301, Jul 27, 2007.

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  1. jamber1301

    jamber1301 Cool Member

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    Thanks again for the detail. I'm trying to keep everything looking tidy since the two rooms involved are finished. I went ahead and got some component wall plates when I ordered the original cable. The main thing making the job harder is messing with my 34" CRT which is in a cutout over the fireplace. Messing around in a >100 degree attic isn't too much fun, either.
     
  2. sleepy hollow

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    My sympathies. My family room HD monitor is a 34"tube, which I think weighs about 200 lbs, but it has a great picture. I have to say that a CRT is still the best looking picture.

    The projector is a panasonic HD LCD, and fills the wall at 100" diagonal. It has a great HD picture and DVDs look fantastic as well.

    The equipment room is adjacent to the HT, but in a closet in my workshop, so you cannot enter it from the HT room, intentionally. I knew it would never be very tidy, and I also don't want anyone messing around in it. Everything that needs to be done, except loading a dvd can be done from within the HT room.

    When I designed the HT room I was not sure which direction I would project, so I simply wired the room symmetrically and placed boxes accordingly. I am very glad I did that. I bought the modular plug plates so I can mix various connector types in the same box. They seem to be doing ok. I also bought an HDMI wall plate so I could connect from the projector to the wall and from the wall to the Yamaha receiver. It has been working great for about 9 months now.

    I can go on and on of course, so if I can help with any detail, please holler. I learned all of this stuff from scratch, so don't be the least bit concerned about not knowing something. You learn when you have a need to learn.
     
  3. sleepy hollow

    sleepy hollow Legend

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    Here is where I found the audio baluns and the optical to coax converter.

    http://www.svideo.com/500020.html

    If you need to buy a converter be sure you get the right one. There is optical to coax and coax to optical, they are not the same, but look the same in the pictures.

    This site requires some study to find exactly what you need.
     
  4. jamber1301

    jamber1301 Cool Member

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    I got the new cable on Friday and installed it today. Everything appears to be fine. I believe my daughter liked watching Spongebob on the bigger TV (I did all the work in the AM before it got way too hot in the attic).

    Thanks again for all the replies.
     
  5. pnd4pnd

    pnd4pnd New Member

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    After reading this thread i bought the CE solution and hooked it up last night. I had been using the RF provided with the 622 but was never quite happy with it. I'm glad to say the picture/audio is perfect and was very easy to install. It's not cheap but to me it was worth it.

    Thanks! I love these forums!

    Eric
     
  6. bhodgins

    bhodgins Mentor

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    I am using a CAT5 balun (provides red/green/blue component + red/white stereo audio) at both ends over a run of about 100 ft using normal CAT5 cabling. It works GREAT!
     
  7. slowmo

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    I finally took plunge and went with the CE Labs solution based on the avsforum thread referenced above. Once I got educated on 75 ohm termination and my Denon AV receiver, I was able to get it working. Very happy with it.

    Obviously more expensive than leasing a second 622 but I prefer not to maintain two separate DVR's.

    Also, I have a difficult time hammering a nail into a piece of wood. Thus, if I was able to pull & terminate the cat5e, anyone can. ;)
     
  8. hdcl

    hdcl Cool Member

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    Has anybody tried the Rapidrun 5 coax solution at 100' length? You can get the cable with 2 end connectors / wall plates at Amazon with free shipping for just over $100 making it the most cost effective solution.

    I can't post URLs yet (new user) so you can cut and paste the urls below and add the www in front or search for Rapidrun at CablesToGo and Amazon

    amazon.com/50-Rapidrun-CL2-5-COAX-Cable/dp/B000F6OJN8

    cablestogo.com/RapidRun/RunnerBaseCables.asp?
     
  9. skemp97

    skemp97 New Member

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    Let me tell you why. I have two TVs, one that runs 1080i and the other that will do 720P. The installation I was promised was for two DVR boxes, one which would have the DVR and the other being a normal HD Dual Tuner. The installer suggested that I do not need an extra HD receiver because it can run on one. And insisted that the sales guy must be new. So he installed it this way. After watching the TV number 2 which will do 720P, I noticed that the quality of HD on the second TV was not very good. Comcast was better. I suspected it was a setting on the Receiver. After research on the internet, I found out exactly how he ran the receiver. Basically it is piggy back configuration. The TV 1 connection is fine and is running the HD in 1080i, however the TV 2 runs in Standard HD which is only 480i. If you are on low budget and can not afford a second receiver, then it is probably the way to go but if you feel like me, and feel you are robbing your HD TV from it's full functionality, I would suggest getting two receivers as suppose to running this Piggy back configuration, unless you bought the second TV knowing it can only run up to 480i. Just my two cents.
     
  10. lujan

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    Have you considered and HDMI or component splitter?
     
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