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hdmi extention options

by xrjoe / February 7, 2013 12:08 PM PST

im looking to add a tv to my shop, the problem, im on 10 acres, the shop is 250' away, are their wireless options for signal, or what would i want to put in my next long ditch?

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What type of broadcast signal are you extending?
by Pepe7 / February 8, 2013 12:07 AM PST
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As Bob hinted above, OTA (over the air), Cable or Satellite signals?

Prepare yourself for the expense involved if you absolutely must extend HDMI. It would be cheaper to extend coax IMO and E. Obtaining a second receiver might be a better long term goal for the secondary location if you need HDMI output for HD from a sat box, etc.

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by xrjoe / February 8, 2013 10:42 AM PST

ive seen cat 5 cable supplement, some short range wi-fi transmitters/receivers, how does the optical work?

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by xrjoe / February 8, 2013 10:44 AM PST

sorry, my intrest is to send a video satellite hdmi signal to another tv

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No problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 12:17 PM PST
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by xrjoe / February 7, 2013 9:06 PM PST
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1200. is another 3 times my tv budget, id really like to avoid the ditch too.

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Call them as you only need 250'
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 11:40 PM PST
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With optical you can avoid the ditch. If you run wire then you are inviting the usual lightning ground strike issues and blown gear. If you want wireless, I think the price is going up unless you go with simple OTA in your area.
Bob

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by xrjoe / February 8, 2013 8:49 PM PST

the last question i can ask is what do we see in the future, will there be a push for longer range wi-fi? theres lots of inconvenient installations with older houses and incapable wiring, i cant see having 4 or more satellite dishes for distribution, it seems like demand would be pressing for more alternatives

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Sorry but how does WiFi factor in here?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 9, 2013 2:16 AM PST
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HDMI data rates are many times that of today's WiFi.

I do own a wireless HDMI solution but it's not WiFi and only good for a short distance. You may ask why but my answer is the short one. FCC limits on bands and emissions.
Bob

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The OP is a little confused
by Pepe7 / February 9, 2013 11:02 AM PST

Digging a trench IMO would still long term be the ideal solution in his case.

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I'd say you are incorrect about such demand
by Pepe7 / February 9, 2013 11:01 AM PST
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Older houses and incapable wiring? Nope. There's plenty of ways already to install internet if you looking beyond the 'typical' home installation from the cable or satellite company. Ditto for bringing in weak cellular signals from outside.

As far as cable or sat goes though, many folks are willing to pony up for the second dish & receiver at the 2nd (& third) location, to be honest. They just often opt for a basic package at anything except the main residence.

Cheapest option for you would be to split the coax and send a signal (non-HDMI) to the second location w/ second box. (Yes, this means digging.) Just place a signal amplifier somewhere in between.

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