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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bhigh8, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Then a powered HDMI splitter will fit your needs. check out http://www.monoprice.com
     
  2. bhigh8

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    Thanks Peds. I would assume I run HDMI from box to splitter and then the two in splitter to the two tvs? that will be lots of hdmi cabling. any idea if long cables will have issues with the quality? and has anyone does this and had it come in nice and clear?
     
  3. peds48

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    there are certainly lengths limitations. how far are the TVs apart?
     
  4. bhigh8

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    somewhere between 50 and 100 ft. wouldn't think it would be 100 ft. its in the basement and the receiver is on the first floor. just run in through the floor and over to the tvs.
     
  5. peds48

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    somewhere between 50 and 100 ft. wouldn't think it would be 100 ft. its in the basement and the receiver is on the first floor. just run in through the floor and over to the tvs.
    50 ft is doable. I would not do 100 feet on HDMI.


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  6. lesz

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    If you are going to have to run an extended length of HDMI or if another HDMI run is not simple to set up, I'd suggest giving strong consideration to using the wireless HD transmitter that I recommended in post 10 of this thread. It works seamlessly with my DIRECTV DVRs. Picture quality is excellent, and set up takes 5 minutes without having to deal with figuring out how to route cable, drilling holes in walls, etc. And, by the time you pay for a long HDMI cable and a quality splitter, any cost advantage over the wireless transmitter is likely to be minimal or to disappear completely. Further, the wireless transmitter gives you fliexibility in the future if you want to use the TV in a different location, and, with separately purchased extra receiver modules, you can send the same signal from your DVR to multiple TVs.
     
  7. bhigh8

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    this would be awesome if it worked well. what version did you have? I see many kinds on the link you sent. nevermind, you probably bought the kit. which is what I would like to try. seems like its hit or miss on the reviews.
     
  8. lesz

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    I have the package that includes the transmitter and receiver. I bought mine shortly after the product became available. With the original firmware, the transmitter worked well until some of the premium stations started using content protection. A firmware upgrade fixed that. With a subsequent firmware version there was an occasional issue where, if the remote TV had not been watched for a while, you had to reboot the receiver unit to re-establish the connection. With the most recent firmware version, performance is the same as if each TV had a hard-wired connection to the DIRECTV box. I've used mine with an HR22, and HR24, and an HR44, and it has worked great with all of them. Again, I've seen reports on this board from several others who have used the product, and they report that their experience has been the same as mine.
     

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