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Old 12-08-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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I have cable programming for my television. There are a couple of rooms in my home that dont have a cable access outlet, thus cant watch TV in those rooms. I wasnt aware but it came to my attention that you can now use wireless technology to watch TV just about anywhere in a house, regardless of having a cable access outlet or not. Anyone have this technology and your thoughts, and any recommendations for a set up, cost, etc. ?
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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I'm thinking about getting this one.

Amazon.com: RF Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Audio and Video Transmission System with IR Repeater: Electronics
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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It doesn't pass HD. Keep in mind that devices like that one are intended to be connected to a video source, such as a cable box. I don't know of anything that will take a cable feed directly and send it wirelessly. But I've never needed one.

I don't have another suggestion except that wireless video for the consumer has been a hit or miss proposition.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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It doesn't pass HD. Keep in mind that devices like that one are intended to be connected to a video source, such as a cable box. I don't know of anything that will take a cable feed directly and send it wirelessly. But I've never needed one.

I don't have another suggestion except that wireless video for the consumer has been a hit or miss proposition.
Well this one does HD

Wireless High-Definition Audio/ Video Transmitter and Receiver - RF-Link


But it is a little pricey around $240 on amazon. I suppose it comes down to how much I want to watch TV in other rooms

Amazon.com: RF Link WHD-5001 Wireless HD AV Transmitter and Receiver: Electronics
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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Well this one does HD

Wireless High-Definition Audio/ Video Transmitter and Receiver - RF-Link


But it is a little pricey around $240 on amazon. I suppose it comes down to how much I want to watch TV in other rooms

Amazon.com: RF Link WHD-5001 Wireless HD AV Transmitter and Receiver: Electronics
Have you looked into what it would cost to run a coax from the junction point to the rooms in which you want additional TVs?
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:54 AM
 
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Have you looked into what it would cost to run a coax from the junction point to the rooms in which you want additional TVs?
I really havent. Going wireless seems like the way to go with the least amount of hassles. The trend nowdays is to go wireless. Probably go the RF-Link route, despite the $240 cost.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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I really havent. Going wireless seems like the way to go with the least amount of hassles. The trend nowdays is to go wireless. Probably go the RF-Link route, despite the $240 cost.
If wireless works in your situation, great. But I can't say enough how many things can negatively affect wireless transmission, especially video. Just a few years ago we stopped selling wireless speakers because at least half of them wouldn't work for the intended application. Slightly different tech, I know, but wireless is not consistent enough to be the go-to answer before seriously considering everything else, IMHO.

I hope it works for you.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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If wireless works in your situation, great. But I can't say enough how many things can negatively affect wireless transmission, especially video. Just a few years ago we stopped selling wireless speakers because at least half of them wouldn't work for the intended application. Slightly different tech, I know, but wireless is not consistent enough to be the go-to answer before seriously considering everything else, IMHO.

I hope it works for you.
I hear ya. The impression I get is that the technology really hasnt been developed to its full potential. Wireless computers have the capablitiy to stream movies, which really shouldnt be much different than having Cable TV going wireless. Perhaps there really hasnt been much of a demand as it seems like television programming/movies is going towards streaming on a computer or smart tv and possiblity eliminating or phasing out cable service altogether.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:49 PM
 
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I hear ya. The impression I get is that the technology really hasnt been developed to its full potential. Wireless computers have the capablitiy to stream movies, which really shouldnt be much different than having Cable TV going wireless. Perhaps there really hasnt been much of a demand as it seems like television programming/movies is going towards streaming on a computer or smart tv and possiblity eliminating or phasing out cable service altogether.
All valid points, I agree.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:35 AM
 
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Have you considered switching to satellite where they give you multiple boxes for the same price as one? Or Direct Tv with its Genie?
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