How to split HD Signal to get HD to Multiple TV's (2 Viewers)

cvfd1615

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Have searched and searched to try to find how to do it. We have dish with our 722 DVR in the basement, we have a TV in the living room and a TV in the bedroom and we was hoping to be able to find a way to get HD to all 3 TV's without having to buy more receivers...

Is it possible?

Could I buy some long HDMI Cables and run them?
Component?

Would purchase whatever I need from Monoprice.

Best solutions would be appreciated.
 

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Do you really think you can get by with three TVs all tuned to the same channel??? By the time you buy cables and a splitter, you would be close to/exceed the cost for a year for a 211(receiver fees). Contact a DIRT member about getting at least a 211(which can become a DVR) leased. At least you would have one room independent.
 
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Search for HDMI Splitters (at monoprice or Amazon or your on-line retailer of choice). I use a 1x4 powered splitter to feed two locations & it works very well. If you use Component on the basement HDTV you could just buy a 1x2 splitter to save some money (but limit any future uses).

You'll have to figure the distance on cable runs; like garys says - the long HDMI cables are pricey.
 

cvfd1615

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We would really be happy if we could just atleast get HD in the living room, the bedroom isn't a huge deal.

So how about this:

This may reach, although I'm not sure and will adjust accordingly

25 or 50 foot HDMI cable from Monoprice

Splitter:

Product ID: 8154 1x2 Amplified Splitter on Monoprice

or

Would a regular one work: Product ID: 8204 on Monoprice.

The only bad thing is a remote signal will not change the channels from upstairs to downstairs where the 722 is, so it would be hard to change the channel, is there a fix for that as well?
 

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You could use 5 wire component cable and uhf remote. The HDMI splitter might only supply signal to one tv at a time.
Dan
 

cvfd1615

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Uhm, how can ya use the UHF Remote when that only works the SD signal, we're wanting HD in both the basement and living room
 

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Component it is.

So I'm assuming that the TV in the basement will have HD with the HDMI cable and the TV upstairs will have HD with the component cables
 

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You got it.. If there is a problem with remote working, you might have to run a coax cable from the uhf antenna on on dvr to the extension tv, then put the little antenna on the end of the coax.
Dan
 

theater4fun

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Hello,

I think one of the easiest and cheapest ways is to simply use Cat 6 cable and a HDMI connection at the end. There are many examples of this but here is a link from amazon

Amazon.com: HDmi Over CAT5/CAT6 Wallplate Extender Kit Hdmi for f: Electronics

Cat 5/6 cable is not too expensive then you just need the HDMI connections at each end. I think you can go for hundreds of feet with no major loss in quality too.

Anyway, something to think about....
 

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Just going to go with 50 foot of 5RCA component cables and be done with it. Under $20 bux on mono price ebay.
 

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