My S3 multi-room viewing secret

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by oo7plyr, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. oo7plyr

    oo7plyr New Member

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    I know this looks like a bad, late-night infomercial, but I decided to risk being out a few bucks and bought one for my Series 3. And holy $%#@^!, it works. Granted, the second TV is getting a nonHD version of the programming and you're changing the channel on both TVs ... but hey, it works... except when the microwave's in use.

    http://www.x10.com/products/vk54a_sp_lr_ps69.html
     
  2. Shawn95GT

    Shawn95GT Tivo, in HD!

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    So long as you don't have a wireless network and / or a 2.4 Ghz cordless phone you're in good shape :).

    I had x10 cameras watching my driveway at my old house and it drove my cordless phone nuts. It also interfeered with my 802.11b network.
     
  3. oo7plyr

    oo7plyr New Member

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    It hasn't given me any problems with my network (802.11g) ... it just doesn't like the microwave.
     
  4. Shawn95GT

    Shawn95GT Tivo, in HD!

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    Cool! :up:

    I might end up trying something similar.
     
  5. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Mission...
    I'll just wait for the real MRV coming next month (and get true HD MRV)... (of course that only helps if you have multiple S3/THD units)
     
  6. Shawn95GT

    Shawn95GT Tivo, in HD!

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    This vs a 3rd S3 / THD is what I'm considering since I have zero incentive to keep my S2s around any more.
     
  7. A J Ricaud

    A J Ricaud Active Member

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    There are also 5.8GHz types around which won't interfere or be bothered my microwave ovens. Unless, of course, you have an 811.a network. But, they cost a lot more.
     
  8. Shawn95GT

    Shawn95GT Tivo, in HD!

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    I'll have to look into them.

    I can choose to interfere with my 5.8 Ghz phone or my wireless network - lol.
     
  9. wdwms

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    FYI, HD versions of these devices are coming late this year into next year. New Wi-Fi standards for HiDef over wireless.. shal we call it WiFiHi? ;)

    Currently in our house we have our S1 and S3 "broadcasting" within our house on channels 14 and 18. This is accomplished with a RF modulator and IR system. We can watch and control either Tivo in any room.

    -t
     

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