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I slyly looked and she's DLing . . . Not holding my breath. But I did Duct Tape "She who shall not be named" to the table.
"Had to turn that direction and forgot!" . . . . . . . and . . . It failed. Guess I'm not worthy and I could have watched . . .
Now I have to pry "She who shall not be named" off the table.
 
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Use the component input model to not have to worry about encryption at all...

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View: https://www.amazon.com/Multicom-Component-Digital-Encoder-Modulator/dp/B082DM432N



Only $30 more to have both options...
 
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Use the component input model to not have to worry about encryption at all...

Amazon product
View: https://www.amazon.com/Multicom-Component-Digital-Encoder-Modulator/dp/B082DM432N



Only $30 more to have both options...

I got the HDMI model and the splitter that was recommended. The pic at the distant TVs is awesome 1080P. Looks like the price has gone up some in Amazon from when I purchased it.

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View: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082DKVXLY?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
 
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SandFarmer I plugged the FS straight in the modulator. It worked. Had pic and sound on all distant TVs. Now I am trying to figure out if I need a HDMI switch and another FS. I am planning on purchasing the new 4K FS max anyway.
 
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SandFarmer I plugged the FS straight in the modulator. It worked. Had pic and sound on all distant TVs. Now I am trying to figure out if I need a HDMI switch and another FS. I am planning on purchasing the new 4K FS max anyway.
The 4K FS Max is $35 today, just do it! :)
 
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The 4K FS Max is $35 today, just do it! :)
Thanks Bobby. Got her ordered. Do you have any experience with HDMI switches? I kind of liking the ones with a remote.
 
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SandFarmer I plugged the FS straight in the modulator. It worked. Had pic and sound on all distant TVs. Now I am trying to figure out if I need a HDMI switch and another FS. I am planning on purchasing the new 4K FS max anyway.
UPDATE: Got everything working. Installed a HDMI 2x4 switch /splitter, two inputs, four outputs. For the two inputs connected my Hopper 3 and a FireStick Max. For two of the four outputs installed HDMI cable to TV and another cable to the RF modulator. Now I can sit in my garage man cave and the wife can be in the great room and we can sync watch a H3 recording together or watch the same FireStick streaming programs. RF modulator highest resolution is 1080p to the distant TVs but the picture is awesome for me compared to my old analog RF modulators I previous used. Side note. I have a second FireStick remote paired to the FireStick Max. It works great out in my man cave going thru a thick wall. Must be Bluetooth V5.0 or maybe it is proprietary. Thanks SandFarmer for all your help.

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View: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MD9VZ7W?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details


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View: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082DKVXLY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
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UPDATE: Got everything working. Installed a HDMI 2x4 switch /splitter, two inputs, four outputs. For the two inputs connected my Hopper 3 and a FireStick Max. For two of the four outputs installed HDMI cable to TV and another cable to the RF modulator. Now I can sit in my garage man cave and the wife can be in the great room and we can sync watch a H3 recording together or watch the same FireStick streaming programs. RF modulator highest resolution is 1080p to the distant TVs but the picture is awesome for me compared to my old analog RF modulators I previous used. Side note. I have a second FireStick remote paired to the FireStick Max. It works great out in my man cave going thru a thick wall. Must be Bluetooth V5.0 or maybe it is proprietary. Thanks SandFarmer for all your help.

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View: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MD9VZ7W?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details


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View: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082DKVXLY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Do you notice any lag with that modulator? When I tried one, the input lag was terrible! It made trying to select menu items using the remotes difficult.
 
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Do you notice any lag with that modulator? When I tried one, the input lag was terrible! It made trying to select menu items using the remotes difficult.
dishdude yes there is a lag from the RF modulator but I got use to the remote being a little slower. The biggest problem I had was the audio lag because I was using a wireless head set attached to the primary TV with the H3. I like using a headset around the house so I can listen to TV while doing other things. Couldn't deal with audio lag to the distant TVs so I now use a Bluetooth V5.0 transmitter/headphone setup attached to the distant TV in the kitchen that is always on. So I am a happy camper now using my headset in the man cave in the garage or all around the house. The latest Bluetooth versions have awesome range. Works better to me than wireless headsets. No more audio issues until I watch the main TV that has the H3 attached. But I have that problem solved too. If interested will post about how I got that worked out.

 

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