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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-06-20, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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HD to all TV's

I'm building a new house and currently have a 605 which I will eventually upgrade to a 630. What I'm wondering is how do I get HD to all the TV's and not only the one directly connected to the receiver using only the one receiver. I want to properly wire my house to get the HD signal to all TV's.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-06-20, 06:18 PM
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You need to buy a receiver for each TV, and get ShawDirect to run cables to them.

A 630 needs two cables, 605's and 600's need only one cable.

You will need a multi-switch, taking the four lines from the dish and "splitting" them (actually correctly multiplexing, but its easier to say splitting) into 8 outputs.

Apparently you can have up to six receivers on an account, so you could have one 630 with up to five more non-pvr's, or two 630's with 4 more non-pvr's.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-06-20, 06:39 PM
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Theoretically you could have only one STB and send the signal to all your TVs, however, all the TVs would be watching the same programme/recording - a waste. Also, you'd have to figure out how to get the remote control signal from the various locations to that one STB. You really need a STB for each TV as mentioned above.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-06-20, 11:42 PM
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Since you are building new and your question was how to wire, what you want is:
From your utility room, 2 runs of RG6 cable to EACH location you think you may ever want to set up a TV.
4 runs of RG6 from your utility room outside to the dish. This will get you a signal from dish to your TV location. Connect an HD receiver and you will have HD on your TV.

If your have this wiring you will have lots of options going forward, no matter what service you get.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-06-21, 10:55 AM
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Run Cat6 as well, plenty of it.

You can get adapters to run HDMI over one or two Cat6 cables. Some have IR carriers, but they 605 and 630 have RF remotes.

But TV getting their own receivers are the best you can do. AFAIK, 600s are on sale for $49 each right now.

ETA: keep it to 6 (account limit) and you should be fine until the next tech comes long.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-06-21, 07:59 PM
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Call Monoprice! lol
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-06-21, 08:13 PM
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I use a wireless device made by Brite View to send full 1080p from my Blu Ray to a TV some 75' away, works with an HDMI Input so can be used on receivers too.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-06-24, 02:49 AM
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Since you said that you want to PROPERLY wire your house do as smp01 says plus a couple of RG6 to the location that CATV would enter your house PLUS as classics at says, at least one CAT6 to each TV location.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-06-25, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help. I was looking into the HDMI over Cat6 converters. Seems to be the best option besides getting receivers for every TV. I think I will run two RG6 and two or more Cat6 cables to every room so I have options in the future.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-06-26, 03:32 PM
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HDMI over CAT6 converters I think are more expensive than entry level receivers, ie the DSR600.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 2013-06-26, 03:58 PM
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They're $20 / pair at monoprice
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