TIVO Signal Issue to outdoor TV

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  1. Hamp Lindsey

    Hamp Lindsey New Member

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    I currently have an outdoor TV about 70-80 feet ( cable length ) that is being fed the signal by a Charter Motorola cable box. The cable box is in a room inside the house and the installer used a CALRED Electronics Part No. 40-1072M unit to run HDMI over Cat 5 cables our to the outdoor TV. It is powered. It has worked beautifully. I have a TIVO Roamia and decided I would replace the cable box with a TIVO Mini to to have TIVO outside. I hooked up the MINI ( confirmed it is working using a small TV inside), but when I hooked it up to the outdoor TV ( over the HDMI\CAT 5 wiring) the TV outside TV says "NO SIGNAL". Thinking it might be the power of the MINI ( novice talking here) I then hooked the Roamio up to the outdoor TV ( over the HDMI\CAT 5 wiring) and got same thing, "No Signal". When I hooked the Motorola box back up it works fine. Does this give anyone enough information to tell me if there is a possible solution ( some sort of signal booster) that might allow either the MINI or ROAMIO to drive the outdoor TV that is 70-80 ft away.
     
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    You are sending an HDMI signal, converted to run on a CAT-5 cable, to a box (TiVo) that has no ability to convert that to the inputs that are acceptable. Is there a CAT-5 to HDMI converter in the world? What TV has a CAT-5 input for HDMI video?

    There are alternative methods to achieve outdoor video. I'm sure you will get some responses.
     
  3. osu1991

    osu1991 Well-Known Member

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    That should be what is being used. The kits usually include both units and power supplies. A sending unit that goes hdmi to cat5 and a receiving unit that goes cat 5 back to hdmi.

    They usually work quite well as I used one with a dish receiver in my previous home a few years ago before getting TiVo’s and using moca.
     
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  4. Hamp Lindsey

    Hamp Lindsey New Member

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    I just talked to someone who suggested that I change the resolution from 1080P to 1080I and this might fix it We will see.
     
  5. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    TV set to the correct input?
     
  6. Hamp Lindsey

    Hamp Lindsey New Member

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    yes it is. Cable box hooked up to HDMI picture great. As soon as as unhook cable box HDMI and plug in TIVO HDMI outdoor TV says "no signal"
     
  7. Hamp Lindsey

    Hamp Lindsey New Member

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    It did not! Wishful thinking I guess.
     
  8. LarryAtHome

    LarryAtHome Active Member

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    Might be a handshaking problem where the TiVo does not get the proper reply back from the TV in the time needed so it does not display any video or play any audio. A HDMI splitter may solve a handshake problem, but also may not.
     
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  9. Hamp Lindsey

    Hamp Lindsey New Member

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    sounds like it is time to call the professionals in. thanks a lot for the reply.
     
  10. Hamp Lindsey

    Hamp Lindsey New Member

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    FYI, a local electronics store let me borrow an HDMI splitter to try and it did not work. I thought I would pass this along just in case someone else has this problem and reads this thread. Thanks for all of the ideas that were given to me.
     
  11. fyodor

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    I may be missing something, but if you're already running Cat-5, why not just stick the mini on the TV and have it connect by Ethernet to the home network? I have a feeling that Ethernet will be less finicky than HDMI over Cat-5.
     
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  12. JoeKustra

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    That's too easy. :D:D:D:D The OP would also have to lose the HDMI to CAT-5 adapter.
     
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  13. fyodor

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    Use it to prop up a chair
     
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