One solution would be an HDMI extender, aka transmitter/receiver. There are two commonly available types that use CAT6 and RF. An RF model may be a better bet since some are available with more than one receiver, though 5 TVs might be more than what is available for one transmitter. If the TV is not too far away high quality HDMI cable may work. An HDMI splitter may be required. Be aware that there are distance limitations for all of these methods and distance varies with products and methods.I would prefer to run the remote TVs on wifi, so as to get HD pictures,
An IR extender works by receiving the IR signal and sending it to an IR transmitter in another room. I've seen models that work over coax and RF.the 9500 seems to only have an IR remote.
The 7500 has no tuners. I suggest you read through some of the recent posts in this thread. The 7500 communicates with the 9500 (which has two tuners) and the 7500 can view recordings or live, depending on what the 9500 is doing. I don't have Bell Sat.Is the 7500 a 2-receiver machine?
No, the 7500 is just a box that communicates with the 9500, which is a two tuner PVR.So the 7500 is just a PVR and the 9500 is just a receiver.
Wifi is two way. The 9500 and 7500 both send and receive signals. The 7500 receives programming from the 9500. I believe Bell will only rent 4 receivers so that's one 9500 and three 7500s. (The 7500s shouldn't be too difficult to move between TVs but depend on a wifi signal being available.)If the 7500 sends out the program in wi-fi, could not all 5 tvs get the same signal?
Here's the post from 9 months ago. I can't confirm if it's true since I'm not a satellite customer. The poster hasn't logged in for 8 months, so he may not respond.Somewhere (perhaps a previous post here) mentioned that the 9500s don't allow access to each others recorded programs while you have access to all attached 9500's recordings from the 7500s
the 9500s talk to each other, BUT they do NOT share their tuner or PVR recordings with other 9500s, they only share their Tuners and Recordings with a 7500 and they must be on a Hybrid Duo Hub (203961) or the Quad Hub (can’t get the number right now).
Thanks Dr. Dave. One Bell guy said they do share recordings and the other said he wasn't sure...hence my confusion. Hopefully a multi-9500 user will chime in.Here's the post from 9 months ago. I can't confirm if it's true since I'm not a satellite customer. The poster hasn't logged in for 8 months, so he may not respond.