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single PC displays over home network??

by pantspartyfeeds / August 18, 2014 12:15 PM PDT

Hi I was wondering if anyone knew a way to use a home network (defined by my simple mind as dedicated cat5 from every room to a central location in my basement) to relay video/audio from one room to another.


i have my pc in one room connected to my primary tv for computer and cable use. ive also got multiple dedicated cat5 lines running from this point down to the basement to my smart panel where i have my patch panels, switch, and modem.

We watch a lot of downloaded/streamed TV shows on my computer in this room, and I was wondering if there was any way to use the cat5 to route the audio/video from the pc without moving it, to my bedroom, which also has dedicated cat5 and an HD ready tv.

in my mind im thinking some sort of small module that accepts ethernet and HDMI and relays over cat5 to another similar module that would translate from ethernet signal received to hdmi, and ultimately to the second TV.

anything like that out there?? thank you for your time

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The answer is yes, but.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 19, 2014 12:03 AM PDT

But there are so many choices that you are flooded with choices and no one but say a audio video company will select and integrate some solution. That is, there are HDMI splitters and HDMI to CAT5 and back things so you would have a lot of boxes and splitters.

Why not some Sonos system?

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by pantspartyfeeds / August 19, 2014 7:35 AM PDT

I'm not familiar with the Sonos system, but I'll check it out. Have you used it?

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Sorry that's the more common whole house audio.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 19, 2014 8:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Sonos?
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