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Author Topic: Sending catv / dss  (Read 19064 times)

brownk

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Sending catv / dss
« on: October 29, 2006, 10:23:18 AM »

Hi there ...... need a little advice ..... home theatre is now setup across the family room .. no where near the outlets.

I would like to elminate the two wires stretched across the room. All the senders I've come across state "send to another tv in the house"

Is there a transmitter .. that will take both inputs ... set near the outlets ... and send to the receiver on the mantle plugging in to the lcd?

Thanks for your time and patience. :)
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tjdavj

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Re: Sending catv / dss
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006, 03:24:34 PM »

welcome brownk,

Your question is a little vague, but if you can provide more details maybe we can help.

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Hi there ...... need a little advice ..... home theatre is now setup across the family room .. no where near the outlets.

What are these "outlets"? Are they the cables with "F" connectors that screw onto the catv/dss receiver, or are they composite video feeds with RCA connectors?

please advise.
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brownk

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Re: Sending catv / dss
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2006, 09:29:55 PM »

Thanks for the quick repsonse ..... my setup is very simple .... struggling to call it a home theatre setup. :)

Simple screw in connectors ... RG59, RG6 ..... catv cable, sat cable. I'm trying to find a simple wireless solution to send both across the room ..... both cables run to the back of the sat receiver.

From what I understand I can use a few diplexors to combine both feeds into one cable .. and seperate at the back of the sat receiver ... but I was hoping to eliminate the feed wires for both cable and satellite ....by placing some form of wireless video transmitter beside the two outlets .. and sending the signals across the room.

Hopefully this helps ....

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tjdavj

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Re: Sending catv / dss
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006, 09:52:01 PM »

brownk,

Well the short answer is that the video sender/receiver pair will not work in this application.  They are made for transmitting a composite video signal. [like the signal from your dss receiver to the tv]   

Also, the dss cable carries a DC voltage to switch the polarity of the LNB on the dish, so I doubt that a wireless option even exists.

You may want to talk with some catv/dss specialists for other alternatives, but I think that your stuck with cables.

Good luck
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HA Dave

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Re: Sending catv / dss
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2006, 09:54:58 PM »

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I was hoping to eliminate the feed wires for both cable and satellite ....by placing some form of wireless video transmitter beside the two outlets .. and sending the signals across the room.

Don't do it! The picture quality will be reduced with any video sender/receiver I've seen. I re-broadcast my theater via sender/receiver to my office, so I can sneak a smoke during a chick flick. But it is subject to all the problems that come with sender/receivers. I use the same receiver in the office to receive my X10 security Cameras.

I would feed coax to the other side of the room. Even if you need to hire it done, I think you'll be happier with the results.
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brownk

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Re: Sending catv / dss
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2006, 10:07:54 PM »

Thanks again for the quick replies ...... I am going to try and find out abit more about diplexors .... I'm sure there must be a limitation of somekind .... no splitters in the catv line or something. If anyone is familiar with them .. please advise .... stretching one cable is not all that bad I suppose ... maybe just remove the baseboard so it can be tucked in out of site till it reaches it's destination.

First thing that will come to mind ... when we build the next house

Well thought out wiring ... whether it be electrical, lan, tv ... might as well throw  another outlet in the garage.... and one more in the soffit somewhere for good measure. :)

Thanks again for the help.

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