How to connected 2nd TV to TiVo box?

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  1. CCinPA

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    I have one TiVo... No mini. While watching the single TV connected to the single TiVo, Then want to get something from the kitchen where I have another non-TiVo TV... How do I connect the 2nd TV to the TiVo? I tried an HDMI spiltter... But that didn't work. Help?
     
  2. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    Try a powered HDMI splitter.
     
  3. krkaufman

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  4. CCinPA

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    I "tried" this one [​IMG]


    It was a no-go...
     
  5. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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  6. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    The 2x version is $65:
    https://amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_7?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=kanex+pro+hdmi+splitter&sprefix=kanex+p,aps,200&crid=12HLPRC2V6RQ

    Interesting to read the (very few) user reviews of the 2x and 4x models on Amazon.
    The 2X model got 1 star from one user because it didn't support HDR video.

    The 4X model got 1 star from a user because they didn't want a 1-in to 4-out device, i.e. , they ordered the wrong thing! :p
     
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  7. CCinPA

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    So is it still appropriate to purchase a 2X unit?
     
  8. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    The only difference is 2 outputs or 4 outputs. If you only have 2 TVs then 2 is all you need. One thing came to mind, you said one of the TVs is in the kitchen. Kitchen TVs are usually rather small, if it is 720P max resolution then you need to set the TiVo to output 720P.
     
  9. CCinPA

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    Ordered... Stay tuned!
     
  10. CCinPA

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    Sadly this did not work... More details shortly.
     
  11. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    I'd do a V1 mini from ebay...
    should be about the same as the adapters you're looking at.
     
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  12. CCinPA

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    Tried this before... No worky either:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    and the reason you're not considering a mini is?
     
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  14. CCinPA

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    Moving past the simple approach... Here's more details to my set-up. Prior to TiVo, I had a DVD/DVR with the below setup which worked fine. Just can't get TiVo to do the same.

    I think I captured it all... Thoughts?
    [​IMG]
     
  15. CCinPA

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    I seem to remember the Mini will not work for me... But I could be wrong! See new chart I posted. Thanks!
     
  16. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    You haven't said what is wrong with the current setup. What does "80% Video" mean?

    If you are looking for better picture quality on the remote sets, your problem is at the RCA to coax converter. Unless that is an ATSC modulator, you are going to be stuck with 480i at the remote TVs.
     
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  18. CCinPA

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    Good questions. Prior DVD/DVR play to remote TV's worked 100% both audio and video.

    When swapped-out with the new TiVo... 100% of the time audio works. Only 80% of the time does video work. Intermittently just the video will drop. Observation: If I move up/down TiVo channels... Most likely I can get video back... Sync-up issue?
     
  19. CCinPA

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    Working on getting the model number now...
     
  20. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Do you require the output of the TiVo DVR to be displayed synchronously across one or more TVs? Or do you just want to be able to access the tuning capabilities and recordings of the DVR from each location, and would be OK with NOT having synchronous playback?

    If synchronized playback isn't required, TiVo Minis at each of the TV locations, networked via MoCA, may work, dependent on available coax runs.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018

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