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hr10-250 signal

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by sticketfan, Apr 25, 2007.

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  1. sticketfan

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    does anyone know if it is possible to send the video from a hr10-250 to multiple tv, or can u only send it to the tv it is hooked to?
     
  2. coldsteel

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    should, one via HDMI and another thru component/rca cables...

    Actually, you could theoretically supply 4 TVs(HDMI/component/s-video/yellow cable). You'd need an RCA splitter for the audio cables.
     
  3. litzdog911

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    Nope, that won't work, unless you keep the HR10-250 set to output 480i video. The HR10's composite/SVideo outputs are blank unless its outputting 480i video. And you cannot use both the HDMI and Component video outputs simultaneously because the HDMI output takes priority and blanks the component video output.

    Generally it's not a good idea to feed two different TVs from one HR10-250, unless you do not plan to use an HDTV and are happy with just 480i video. The HR20 HD DVR is actually a better alternative because its video outputs are all active simultaneously, although video formats can get a bit goofy if one TV is HDTV and the other TV is 480i Standard Definition.
     
  4. sticketfan

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    i actually was only trying to send a 480i signal to two tvs, i have the just replaced the hr10-250 with the hr20 in the living room but was trying to replace a rca dvr40 in my office with the hr10-250. that dvr40 is able to supply the tv in my office and also my wifes office and the bedroom with signal but i guess i cant with the hr1--250
     
  5. litzdog911

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    If you're only using 480i standard definition video, then the HR10-250 should work fine. It has two composite video/audio outputs. Of course, it does not have a coax RF output, so you might need an RF Video Modulator if you're feeding the remote TV over coax.
     
  6. Happy Camper

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    We have both an HR10 and a standard definition R10 hooked up to digital modulators which backfeed into a whole house distribution network. Basically, you can go to any one of nine televisions in the house and watch the output of either TiVo on channel 17 or channel 18. The distribution is standard definition and stereo only, so you have to set the output of the HR10 to 480i when you want to watch it whole house. The R10 just works normally on all TVs. It only requires two extra RG6 cables running from the TiVos back to the hub to do this.

    You really need RF remotes or repeaters to make this a usuable system.

    This is fairly easy to do provided that you have a central place where all your lines come in or go out. Buy a modulator, run a reverse feed line, get an RF remote or repeater and you pretty much have it.

    There are other elaborate media servers, but this is the cheapest way.
     
  7. wilbur_the_goose

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    I used repeaters, but no longer needed since I got the HR20.
     
  8. cajunrc

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    I am feeding 3 hd tv's, 1 42" plasma, 1 20" lcd and 1 23" lcd with my hr10. To do this I am using a Celabs distribution amp that has 1 imput and 4 outputs. I am doing this using componet output at 1080. This amp will also do dolby but I am only sending stereo audio to the 2 lcds. There are some HDMI dist.amps availible that use 2 cat 5 cables and a receiver at each location.
     
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