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joerockne

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Video Sender- can you watch 2 different channels?
« on: October 05, 2006, 12:36:11 AM »

 Can I watch one satellite channel on the main tv, and a different one on the secondary tv?
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Re: Video Sender- can you watch 2 different channels?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2006, 01:08:15 AM »

Only if your satellite box has two tuners and separate outputs or you want to invest in two satellite boxes.
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Re: Video Sender- can you watch 2 different channels?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2006, 01:16:16 AM »

 Thanks for your help.


 Can you change satellite channels on the secondary tv?

 If you need 2 receivers, then you need 2 access cards, so you would be paying for an extra receiver.....
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Re: Video Sender- can you watch 2 different channels?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2006, 01:35:44 AM »

Can you change satellite channels on the secondary tv?
If the receiver has two tuners and separate outputs, maybe.

If you need 2 receivers, then you need 2 access cards, so you would be paying for an extra receiver.....
Yes.  Some satellite companies charge only $5.00/Month for a second receiver.  One other thing, if you have 2 receivers, you will probably need either a second dish or a dish with 2 LNB's.
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Re: Video Sender- can you watch 2 different channels?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2006, 08:27:36 AM »

If you have 2 recievers you won't need a video sender it only sends one signal. ;)
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Can you change satellite channels on the secondary tv?
If the video sender is compatible with your satellite reciever!
The manual   states the remote extender feature only works with RCA DBS II Recievers or later models ::) ;) :D
You can find more info on the video sender Here ;) :D
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Re: Video Sender- can you watch 2 different channels?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007, 05:05:33 PM »

Instead of creating a new thread, I figured I would post my question here.

I have a cable TV box setup in my living room. (This is where my Video Sender will be)
I have another TV with no VCR or signal in the bedroom. (This is where my Video Receiver will be)

Is it possible to use the Video Sender Kit to transmit one signal (watch one channel) from
the living room to the bedroom TV, and watch a different channel in the living room where the cable box is setup.

Or whatever channel is being watched in the Living room, that same channel will be watched in the bedroom.
If so, than only one channel can be viewed at a time on both TV's .

The cable box that I have is the Scientific Atlantic Explorer 2100.

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Re: Video Sender- can you watch 2 different channels?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2007, 02:58:51 PM »

Got my answer.

1st call to x10 Customer Support, the Support Rep said
"Yes, you can watch one channel in Living room (where cable box and Video sender is hooked up)
and the person in bedroom can watch a different channel , but you will need to use the IR extender in order for this to work"



2nd call to x10 Customer Support, a different Support Rep said
"No, whatever channel is on in the Living room, will be the channel displayed
in the bedroom.  Change the channel in the bedroom using the IR Extender, the channel being viewed in the Living room will change.
That is how the system is designed, You can watch a channel or DVD on a non-AV outfitted TV, and the IR Extender just allows you
to control the channels or DVD being watched in the bedroom, without having to get up and go to the other room where the
source is, to change channels and such"




Well that clarified things for me.  I misunderstood the features that were advertised for the Video Sender Kit.
So I will return it.
Tying up one TV system (cable, DVD Player...) does me no good.

On another note , I had no problem getting a nice clean,crisp video and audio signal on the receiving TV.


Thanks
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