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Old 01-03-13, 11:21 AM
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What to use to stream HD signal through house

Cablevision now requires you to rent a box in order to watch tv - while in the past you could just plug in the coax cable into the back of your tv and watch SD channels.

So I have some other / guest rooms that I would like to stream tv to, but don't want to rent 3 more boxes.

I was thinking is there something that I could plug into the back of one of my cable boxes, and then run some CAT5 cables to those other rooms and stream tv from that one cable / satellite box.

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Old 01-03-13, 11:27 AM
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Re: What to use to stream HD signal through house

would some type of HDMI splitter work (if you ran HDMI cables to each room instead of CAT5E)? or is there some digital protection that blocks this?
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Re: What to use to stream HD signal through house

Couldn't you just use an amplified coax splitter out of the cable box and run that to each room? Only problem there is that it would be the same channel on all TV's. If the box is required, I don't think you could do independent channels without having multiple boxes.

Edit: Sorry, I didn't see the part about wanting it to be an HD stream. In that case, you would need some type of HDMI or Component splitter to run cables into each room. Or try something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-...7234807&sr=8-1

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Old 01-03-13, 11:42 AM
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Re: What to use to stream HD signal through house

Cat5 is easier to feed through the walls - coax back feeds are bulky, and HDMI cables are bulky to fish through walls, and they are not reliable over 50+feet without boosters

I heard that some HDMI out boxes like slingbox block the content.. but I'm sure there are other products out there that crack this lock and lets me stream to a hub or other devices.
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Old 01-03-13, 12:04 PM
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Re: What to use to stream HD signal through house

I'd look for something like http://www.ebay.com/itm/Actiontec-Wi...item35c31df98e

Alas, I have a 2 story house and it just beams upstairs, not particularly far either.
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Old 01-03-13, 12:32 PM
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Re: What to use to stream HD signal through house

What is your budget?

Do you need to watch different channels on the different TVs?

What does Cablevision charge for a cable card?

Something like this might work out for you, but it might be expensive.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/05/h...liver-live-tv/

There are a variety of endpoints that you can use

DLNA enabled TV maybe?

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/dig...o-know-1079015
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Re: What to use to stream HD signal through house

Also, some video cards such as Hauppauge have TV extender functionality that can send TV to other PCs and handheld devices, even outside your home over the internet. You need a cablecard for that as well.
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Re: What to use to stream HD signal through house

I think they charge $3 or so for cable cards - but have to check. I would love to create a nice hub and then have everything tied into that hub... so I don't need to buy 4 bluray players etc.

If I could get a box on my own that would read the cable cards that would work, but I prefer to have 1 source / box for all the "other" tv's in the house - and they could watch the same channel.
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Re: What to use to stream HD signal through house

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I'd look for something like http://www.ebay.com/itm/Actiontec-Wi...item35c31df98e

Alas, I have a 2 story house and it just beams upstairs, not particularly far either.
the only thing with this is both tvs will see the same thing right?
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the only thing with this is both tvs will see the same thing right?
Yeah, but if he's going from one box it'd be the same result.
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I'd look for something like http://www.ebay.com/itm/Actiontec-Wi...item35c31df98e

Alas, I have a 2 story house and it just beams upstairs, not particularly far either.
is the data 1080P or 1080i (my cable hdmi out is in 720p or 1080i) will this send it in HD or will it scale down to 420p?

thanks for the link
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