Need help with unusual remote configuration for 722 (1 Viewer)

nickbuol

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We have 2 dish receivers. A 722K in the living room upstairs, and a 722 (non-k) in the basement that is going to feed my home theater/family room/office/bedroom/bathroom.

Thus lies the problem.

I am going to use a splitter to get TV2 output over coax to the office/bedroom/bathroom and should just need to get a couple of extra RF (UHF) remotes to make that work, so that should be OK.

My problem is that I am going to feed TV1 out to both my home theater and my family room. In my theater, I am using a Harmony One IR remote and the component video output for TV1, to the family room right on the other side of the wall, I will be feeding the HDMI cable for TV1 so that the same show is on both TVs.

I need to use an IR Repeater solution in the home theater since the equipment is behind me. I could do the same with the family room, but I don't know exactly where that TV will end up and so I was going to go with a 2nd IR solution (that uses the existing HDMI runs). Of course, I doubt that I can squeeze 2 IR blasters to the front of the 722 and have them both work.

So I was thinking that maybe I could get a UHF TV1 remote for the family room, and still use the IR Repeater system in the theater room.

Here is the crux of my questions.

1) Can TV1 on a 722 be controlled by BOTH IR and RF (UHF) at the same time?

2) A second question is if anyone knows if the "Cables to Go 40430 IR Repeater Kit" works with the 722?

3) Lastly, my 722 (non-K version) is pausing during playback of both live and recorded shows. I am thinking that the hard drive may be failing, although I don't have any other evidence that it is (no unusual sounds). IF I replace it with a 722K, I will be wondering the same questions above: TV1 controlled by IR and RF and using that repeater with the 722K?
 

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Thanks for the info on #1 and #3. The "UFO" product sure is ugly. I was hoping for something more sophisticated looking than that, but I will research it a little more.
 

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Thanks for the info on #1 and #3. The "UFO" product sure is ugly. I was hoping for something more sophisticated looking than that, but I will research it a little more.

Sorry it CLASHES with your fashion sense!:rolleyes:
 

nickbuol

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LOL. That thing should clash with EVERYONE'S "fashion sense"... Sorry that you were offended by my comment. I'm just trying to build a nice and professional looking theater, and that thing looks so "college dorm room".

Either that or 1950's retro alien invasion B-movie style.

I am still looking into it, I just need to find a way to hide it without losing functionality.

 

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Hint, when someone tries to suggest something that works, don't come back with a fashionista comment. Swallow it!!!

And BTW, I'm a child of the 50's. "Earth vs The Flying Saucers"...One of Ray Harryhausen's best FX frame by frame films. Google it!
 
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