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Connection tips-ideas DirectTv HD-DVR Receiver to outdoor TV

by jmhosbubba / September 29, 2012 12:14 AM PDT

I have a new outdoor TV, which is located about 100 ft from the house. I have underground cable from the Outdoor TV into the house. But, there does not appear to be any ability to connect the cable into the HD-DVR Receiver. I want to try to avoid having another satellite system and a receiver at the site. I have not seen any weatherproof satellite receivers.
The HD-DVR Receiver does have a coaxial point.
Would an RF Modulator work?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Clarification Request
what type of 'cable' runs currently from the outdoor TV?
by Pepe7 / September 29, 2012 12:43 AM PDT

What sort of 'cable' are we referring to, coax? Is it that the end of this particular cable doesn't look familiar for connecting your equipment?

Also, is this outdoor TV an HDTV? Or are you only worried about getting a standard definition signal there and not HD?

Details, details. Wink

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Clarification
by jmhosbubba / September 29, 2012 1:24 AM PDT

OUtdoor TV is HD compatible, but at this point, I would be satisfied with any reception. The cable from the outside TV to the house is a Cat-5 cable.

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Confirming
by jmhosbubba / September 29, 2012 1:28 AM PDT

RG-6 cable from outdoor TV to house. Thank you.

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OK then
by Pepe7 / September 29, 2012 1:53 PM PDT
In reply to: Confirming

Yes, you could use the RG6, but you wouldn't be able to view any of the HD content.

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