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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 2008-05-21, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Extend PVR to bedroom

Can't seem to find info on this.

What's the easiest method to watch my pvr from my bedroom (pvr in family room)? What equipment do I need? IR extender? Where should I get this stuff?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 2008-05-21, 01:34 PM
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RF TV senders do not work well...
I use a rf digital modulator to insert my own lobby camera channel throughout the house on Cable channel 117 (unused analog channel in my area).
You could do the same to send whatever is being displayed on your PVR to the rest of the home. You will need a second RG-6 (regular cablevision cable feed) back to the cable splitter panel for your home for this to work.

You could then use an RF- IR extender to perform the channel changing functions.

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Why would you need a modulator - simply connect the composite video and analogue audio cables to the other TV - provided the distance isn't too far. Or simply use the RF-coax output and use RF-coax to the other TV, tune that TV to channel 3 (sound will be mono).

The same programme would go to all TVs, unless you got fancy with the copy to VCR function on the composite output. Of course, then there's the issue of controlling the PVR from the bedroom - IR extender?

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=61930 IR Extender.

This assumes you're talking about the Rogers SA8300HD.

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For SD, simply use the RF out, or if not present, an RF modulator or composite A/V to the other set, and an RF or other remote extender back. I do the same with an SD TiVo (has built in RF out though, so the work was in setting up the remote extender).
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Or you could get an EV 9241. No extra equipment required. They will even hook it up for free.
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I have the HD PVR from rogers and pass the component cables to a switcher running backwards with one in and two out and switch between the 50" room #1 and a 22" lg computer monitor room #2. A person can extend these quite a distance (better cables and special extenders). I do not see a difference in the picture on a Sony SXRD XBR1 but you could also use a HDMI switcher backwards as well. Also I use the Coax out to send a Standard def picture to a old Tv in room#3. I bought two extenders for the remote. Hooked up two senders and one receiver. It all works well except at times I hide the remote receiver in room #1 as it can interfere with a remote used in the same room.

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