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Getting signal to second TV

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by daemon, Dec 3, 2007.

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  1. Dec 3, 2007 #1 of 18
    daemon

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    I have a 622 operating in single-mode and want to keep it that way. I want to be able to send a slave signal down a coax cable to a TV located in the basement. I was able to do it with a 508. What equipment do I need if any? I tried setting the channel output for air/cable with no luck.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2007 #2 of 18
    suignrs

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    Just run the coax from your out connection on the 622 to the basement tv. Set your modulator channel via the 622 menu and then set the basement tv to that channel. You can use your 622 uhf remote (meant for the tv in dual mode) to operate the 622 from the basement.

    Works great - I have 2 additional tvs hooked in this way (I use a splitter coming out from the 622).
     
  3. Dec 3, 2007 #3 of 18
    asher

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    I imagine that you know this, but just in case - be aware that you won't get a high-def signal over coax. You will, however, get a 16x9 aspect ratio on high-def programming, which (in my opinion) is perfectly adequate for watching on a smallish TV.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2007 #4 of 18
    daemon

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    Hmm, I tried what you had described and did not get a picture or sound. I'll try again and see if i can make progress.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2007 #5 of 18
    Ken Green

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    You may have to enable Shared View....Menu >6 >2
    IIRC, it's default is disabled.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2007 #6 of 18
    tm22721

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    Could not get 2nd remote to operate 722 in single mode.

    Please elaborate.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2007 #7 of 18
    TulsaOK

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    It should make no difference in which mode you are operating. Does TV2 remote work at all?
     
  8. Dec 4, 2007 #8 of 18
    ssmith10pn

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    Check remote UHF channel on system info screen.
     
  9. Dec 4, 2007 #9 of 18
    digital223

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    My 2 cents worth.

    Assuming HDMI on the 722 is being utilized for the main tv. What if a HDMI box is used to feed the signal to the main tv and also the basement tv ? Wouldn't both tv's dispaly HD ? Would PQ be sacrificed ?
     
  10. Ken Green

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    Yes, except the OP's basement TV is not HD resolution, and a 50' run of RG6 cable (coax) would cost much less than a similar run of HDMI cable.
    As long as the cable gauge matches the cable length, PQ should not be sacrificed.
    The HDMI switch box could be avoided by running a 5-wire component to the 2nd TV. Both HDMI and component output HD simultaneously.
     
  11. digital223

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    Ken Green said:
    The HDMI switch box could be avoided by running a 5-wire component to the 2nd TV. Both HDMI and component output HD simultaneously.

    Ken,

    I would have mentioned component, but that requires 5 cables.
    Would a component run have the advantage of dual mode ? If so I think a 3rd r/c would have to come into play.
     
  12. bobukcat

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    Or two runs of Cat-5 and two sets of baluns (one for RGB one for Stereo Audio).....
     
  13. Ken Green

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    Nope. Only RG6 (coax) or S-Video/RCA can be used for dual-mode to TV2.
    HDMI and/or Component are mirrors of each other.

    I'm guessing on this....I would think a 40' HDMI + Switch Box would be more costly than a 40' run of 5-wire component.
    Anyone feels like looking it up, let us know...I'm to lazy :eek:

    Going back to the OP...one dual-tuner/dual-TV HD DVR (ViP 6/722) should be fine. If he/she can run S-Video/RW, that will provide the best PQ and Audio to TV2. :)
     
  14. mikeyjf

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    Have you got the second tv tuned to either channel 60 or channel 73.
    The 508 would have been seen on channel 3 or 4, but the 622 is totally different.
    Punch in either of those two numbers and see if that works
    Good luck
     
  15. daemon

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    I have not had time to try out any of the suggestions. I thought i had gone through all of the numbers on the slave tv. I will try this weekend when i have some free time.
     
  16. nicedeboy26

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    that sucks
     
  17. bobukcat

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    Don't forget to try changing the "Cable TV" setting on the TV if it has one, 65 on cable is different than 65 UHF.
     
  18. daemon

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    I got it working. It is working on channel 73 I believe. I had to do a cable channel add on the slave TV (old 32" CRT Toshiba). Thanks all for your help :)
     
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