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Hi All,
I have a Dish. The receiver and the TV are in the family room now. I am making a new entertainment room in my garage. The location of the TV in the garage is probably around 40-50 feet from the current TV / receiver. How can I split the output from the receiver in the familyroom to the TV in the familyroom + TV in the garage ? I dont mind switching the ouput from the receiver to either of the TV's depending on where I am watching. Is this distanceof 40-50 feet from the receiver to the TV in the garage okay ?

Please help..
 
Lifterguy

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You don't say what kind of receiver you have, or whether both TV's are HD, but I'm going to assume you have an HD receiver and both TV's are HD. If your current TV in the family room is connected via HDMI, you could use the component output on the receiver to feed the new TV in your new media room. If you're already using the component output for your family room TV, you can get an amplified component video splitter/distributor at Radio Shack for $50. The 40-to-50 foot distance won't be a problem over component, but you will need a big 5-part cable (2 Audio & 3 Video) and feeding that cable can be a challenge. (I know, I've done it.) The best place to buy a long component cable without breaking the bank is monoprice.com. You can also buy very long HDMI cables, but HDMI is less reliable over long distances.
If your receiver has a TV2 output, you can add more flexbility to your setup by running an RF cable to the media room TV from the TV2 output. Your HD output will always be "TV1", but having a TV2 feed would give you the option to run the receiver in dual mode and watch a different program in SD while the family room TV is watching something else in HD.
 
steve4810

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Liferguy gave you a good answer. However I've had good luck with HDMI through a cheap 35 foot cable that I used because of the challenges he pointed out with fishing the 5 part.
 
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Hi All,
I have a Dish. The receiver and the TV are in the family room now. I am making a new entertainment room in my garage. The location of the TV in the garage is probably around 40-50 feet from the current TV / receiver. How can I split the output from the receiver in the familyroom to the TV in the familyroom + TV in the garage ? I dont mind switching the ouput from the receiver to either of the TV's depending on where I am watching. Is this distanceof 40-50 feet from the receiver to the TV in the garage okay ?

Please help..

OR: if its a regular SD receiver like a 311, simply get a 1x2 splitter, connect to the ch3/54 coax connector at the back of the reciever, and run cables coax cable from that to each tv. tune the tv's to the appropriate channel. done. if the signal ends up weak (which i doubt), radio shack (among others) have signal amps.

how do you plan to handle IR remotes in this case??
 
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Thanks a lot..

Hi,
Thanks a lot for all the replies. I have a 311 receiver. I will follow topcat suggestions, and I guess I have to come to the family room to change the channel...Is there any other alternative ?

regards,
Krkr123
 
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Hi,
Thanks a lot for all the replies. I have a 311 receiver. I dont think its a HD receiver. Right now I can connected with a COAX table to the TV. I will follow topcat suggestions, and I guess I have to come to the family room to change the channel...Is there any other alternative ?

regards,
Krkr123
 
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Thanks a lot...

Thanks a lot guys...wonderful help...
 
papalittle

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You can get the UHF Pro Remote Upgrade Kit ($50) - as seen toward the lower middle of this page:

The Dish Store - Powered by Metro25

It gives you a second remote that will work through walls, coupled with a reciever that converts the radio signals from the remote back into IR signals that will control your receiver.

He has a 311 receiver so a UHF remote will not work. I would try a set of cones instead. buy em at radio shack and maybe walmart.
 
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Papalittle if your going to jump in it would be nice if you knew what you are talking about. That is a kit from DISH Network designed to give the UHF remote capabilities to their IR receivers.
 
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I've run a cheap Monoprice HDMI cable 50ft with no problems from a 622 to a Toshiba TV.
 
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You don't say what kind of receiver you have, or whether both TV's are HD, but I'm going to assume you have an HD receiver and both TV's are HD. If your current TV in the family room is connected via HDMI, you could use the component output on the receiver to feed the new TV in your new media room. If you're already using the component output for your family room TV, you can get an amplified component video splitter/distributor at Radio Shack for $50. The 40-to-50 foot distance won't be a problem over component, but you will need a big 5-part cable (2 Audio & 3 Video) and feeding that cable can be a challenge. (I know, I've done it.) The best place to buy a long component cable without breaking the bank is monoprice.com. You can also buy very long HDMI cables, but HDMI is less reliable over long distances.
If your receiver has a TV2 output, you can add more flexbility to your setup by running an RF cable to the media room TV from the TV2 output. Your HD output will always be "TV1", but having a TV2 feed would give you the option to run the receiver in dual mode and watch a different program in SD while the family room TV is watching something else in HD.
Extremely good answer, couldnt have said it better myself!!:up:up
 

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