Hooking up tv across the house from dtivo

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  1. randell

    randell New Member

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    I have two dtivo's I want to put them in one room, and run the outputs to another room. But I want to plug them into my home theater receiver so I can just switch between them with video 1 and 2... coax is easy to run, and I already have outlets and all that... But the home theater receiver doesn't have coax inputs... only s-video, and composite options...
    So how can I convert the coax to RCA or svideo?
    And I do know a vcr would do the trick, but adding two useless vcr's to the setup take up too much space...

    Randell
     
  2. JimSpence

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  3. rlj5242

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    Jim's link to the 3025 is the simplest method. It only takes a single coax to send audio and video but it's also the lowest quality. I send composite video and analog audio to another room via three 50' runs of coax. I just use a simple RCA to F adapter wall plate. I could use s-video but that would take 4 runs of coax (s-vid needs 4 conductors).

    What's the distance between the recevier and TV?

    -Robert
     
  4. MikeF

    MikeF New Member

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    You want to get these:

    http://www.beachaudio.com/Ce-Labs/1001st-p-21129.html

    I have three of these and they work GREAT! They even put MTS Stereo out over the Coax (most RF Modulators only put out Mono by combining left and right). The Picture Quality is very good (IMO) and since you can choose blank channels to insert the video on, it makes for a cheap whole house distribution system. Just use a combiner to put the signals all together and in with the OTA antenna signal.

    I have 3 of these and broadcast my Tivos on UHF 54, 59, and 62. I then set the remotes to use 4, 9, and 2 (the last digit of the channel they are on), and have RF remote senders (the little pyramid type) around the house. The RF remote senders can be flakey at times (so I'll probably replace that with another way sometime), but it made for a cheap solution that overall works very well.
     
  5. randell

    randell New Member

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    hmmm, with the exception of running s-video and audio cables one issue still comes up... How do I get the sound off the coax into the home theater system... Since it doesn't have a coax input...
    I would rather not run actual s-video and such since I have wall jacks and setup already for coax (and this isn't my long term house, just a couple years more).

    And for Robert, the longest distance is about 60', give or take 10'.

    Randell
     
  6. rlj5242

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    This is what I use in my wall plate - link. RG-6 in the walls and attic. Normal RCA cables between the equipment and the wall-plate. This is only applicable when you run the left and right audio on separate coax cables. If you are talking about using RF, then you need a tuner like one in a VCR. Also, most channel modulators are mono. I don't see the point of using one when your runs are so short.

    -Robert
     
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