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TV, Blu-ray, DVR, VCR set up NOT wireless How do I hook up?

by TortieB / June 13, 2011 2:53 AM PDT

Non-technical person alert! Happy Sorry in advance, this may be a dumb question:

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Clarification to my own post
by TortieB / June 13, 2011 2:55 AM PDT

whoops- the second to last sentence should read I would NOT like wireless but dread having to install more cables....

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(NT) whoops - clarification to my own post
by TortieB / June 13, 2011 2:57 AM PDT
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The most common solution
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 13, 2011 3:01 AM PDT
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Some flexibility on your part is required
by Pepe7 / June 13, 2011 3:13 AM PDT

If you won't relocate all of your computer (assuming you have a desktop) & AV equipment together, you would be required to run a long ethernet cable across the room unfortunately. The ethernet cable would start from your DSL modem and run across the room where it would connect to your router near the AV equipment. The Blu Ray player and/or HDTV would also be plugged into the router via ethernet. There's no way around this unless you want to start using wireless dongles which I rarely if ever prefer over a wired connection, especially for netflix streaming.

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