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Can I mirror what is being watched on the Genie to a client?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by kosh56, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. kosh56

    kosh56 AllStar

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    Is there a way to use a client to watch whatever is being watched on the Genie? Functionally it would be like running an HDMI cable from the Genie box to a second TV.
     
  2. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

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    No, the genie clients are an independent stream. You can have 3 playing the same thing but trying to synch them will probably be frustrating.
     
  3. gov

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    Over the long term, if mirroring is all you want at the other location, it would be cheaper to use one of those wireless HDMI adapters. Forget the brand name, but the one I installed last fall (cost was around $180) is working fine. Payoff is under 3 years. If not too far or difficult, you could run component cables (5 wires) and I have done that many times and it works great.

    The RF remote on the other hand, :nono2:
     
  4. kosh56

    kosh56 AllStar

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    Thanks for the replies. I pretty much knew the answer, but thought I would ask anyway because you never know.
     
  5. gov

    gov Legend

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    One never knows, do one ?



    !rolling
     
  6. jimmie57

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    If the second TV is not too far away ( more than 40 to 50 feet worth of cable length ) how about one of these Powered HDMI Splitter ?
    http://www.amazon.com/Sewell-Powered-Splitter-Certified-Up-1080p/dp/B003B4O7NS/ref=sr_1_1/175-5133699-0732731?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1372700291&sr=1-1&keywords=powered+hdmi+splitter
     
  7. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    This depends largely on how the splitter is set up. I have a splitter built into my Onkyo AVR and it requires that both outputs get a proper HDCP response. Typically, this means that both TVs have to be on for it to work (I don't think it is content dependent).
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    This depends largely on how the splitter is set up. I have a splitter built into my Onkyo AVR and it requires that both outputs get a proper HDCP response. Typically, this means that both TVs have to be on for it to work (I don't think it is content dependent).
    I have a monoprice HDMI matrix switch (powered) that keeps the "handshake" alive when one of the TVs is off
     

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