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Can a TV in another room be connected?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by lom727, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Dec 5, 2009 #1 of 22
    lom727

    lom727 New Member

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    Wife wants a small TV in the kitchen with D* programming. Is there a way to do this without another receiver? Don't really have the space available for the receiver. Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. Dec 5, 2009 #2 of 22
    dave29

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    It can be done, but you will be stuck with the same programming as the other TV.

    What model receiver are you wanting to come off of?
     
  3. Dec 5, 2009 #3 of 22
    lom727

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    Have an HR22 in the bedroom & an R10 in the basement. Shorter run would be from the bedroom (~50 feet). Could I get an HD signal from the HR22 for the 2nd TV?
     
  4. Dec 5, 2009 #4 of 22
    BattleZone

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    You could also get a DVR or an HD receiver and get the optional RF remote kit for it (SD receivers don't support an RF remote), so that the receiver can be located away from the TV, hidden in a cabinet or something. That would give you independent control.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2009 #5 of 22
    dave29

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    If you use component or an HDMI cable. You will need an RF remote for the kitchen TV.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2009 #6 of 22
    carl6

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    To get HD to the kitchen, you would have to run component video/audio, or hdmi, from the remote receiver. A 50 foot run is do-able (but specifics of your installation could make it not so). You could not do it over a single coax run. You could send SD to the TV over coax by using an rf modulator at the remote receiver/dvr.

    Placing a dedicated receiver closer to the kitchen would give you independent programming. As BattleZone noted, an rf remote would let you hide the receiver from the TV.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2009 #7 of 22
    smiddy

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    My current setup has two DVRs serving 8 zones. It is possible to do what you want, but it depends on how much money, time, and room your willing to put into the setup. If you give more specifics, I'd be glad to whip up a plan for you. You know, you have HDMI, Component Video, 2 Composite Video, Optical (coax on some) Digital Audio, and 2 Stereo Audio. You can wire IR targets to the external areas if you want IR, but since the remotes do RF, RF will go through walls. The downside to all of this is you will hav ethe same programming on both sets at the same time...the STB is not capable of different programming on different interfaces.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2009 #8 of 22
    harsh

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    When you say "small", do you mean a small SDTV or a small HDTV?
     
  9. Dec 7, 2009 #9 of 22
    inkahauts

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    Based on his wanting an HD signal, I'd say he has a small HDTV...
     
  10. harsh

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    I don't see where HD was specified. Offering the R10 as an option for a source seems to suggest an SD signal would be okay.

    That's why I ask.
     
  11. RobertE

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    Post #3 implies he wants HD

    But, it's not 100% until the OP returns.
     
  12. deweybroncos

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    I built a new unattached garage this summer and wondering if anybody has any ideas on how to get HD signals out there. I have two buried RG6 cables running from my multi-switch in the basement. I have 4 receivers (3 HD hr20-100, hr20-700's). I was unhooking one and hooking it up in the garage, but moving it all the time is a pain that I would like to eliminate without paying for an additional receiver each month. I believe one of my receivers may have rf remote capability, but not sure if my remotes are rf capable. I'm alsonot sure if its possible to go hdmi to coax back to hdmi in garage? Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  13. joe diamond

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    Any chance of a second dish on the garage? Check your Line of Sight (LOS) from the garage.....same direction as the main dish now running.

    Joe
     
  14. deweybroncos

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    I could have a dish there but would really like to avoid a separate reciever in the garage. I am just wondering if there's a way to get Hdmi signal out to the gargage from receiver in the house through the buried RG66 cables.
     
  15. davring

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    It can be done for several hundred dollars. It would be cheaper to use Cat5 cable with baluns.
     
  16. DodgerKing

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    I use a HAVA box (similar to a Sling Box) and watch the TV on my laptop in the kitchen when I am cooking. Easy and cheep (when purchased on Woot), and I can take my laptop into any room as needed.
     
  17. deweybroncos

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    Whats a hava box? Can you watch live tv on it?
     
  18. ndole

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    Odds are that the TV in the kitchen isn't big enough to notice the difference if the video signal is High Def or not. The OP should just get an RF modulator, connect it to the HR22, run a coax cable from the modulator to the kitchen, and purchase another RF remote to coordinate control from the kitchen and the bedroom.
     
  19. Supramom2000

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    Not to argue with all you experts, as I have learned everything I know from you guys: But.... my R15-300 takes an RF signal. I use the R64RB and tested it from the hallway with the door closed to the bedroom where the receiver is.
     
  20. webby_s

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    How far is your garage from the closes possible HR? Those HR's are all RF compatible so if the HR is within say 20-30 feet (a little more then that is my threshold in my setup) you will be fine and if it's less then 51', run an HDMI cable along the RG6 you already have buried. We all love www.monoprice.com and they have quality products. Check out your options and get back to us with your measurements.
    http://myhava.com/ Search engine is your friend :D
     

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