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Wireless cabel from one room to the other?

So this is my problem, i just moved in to a condo and i was snooping around the rooms and i realized that i don't have cable jacks in any of my rooms. I found this out when i just ordered Comast cable for the family room. So i was wondering if there is such a thing that if i got a splitter and took the cable from the wall and wireless send it to the other room. i only need it in one other room witch is me and my wifes room. i asked Comcast if they would run a new jack for me but they said sens i live in a condo they will not run any thing for me because if electric lines and what ever they come up with. so just to recap i just need to run coax from the wall (no box) to a wireless transmitter and send it to an other room that does not have a wall jack so then i can watch cable in that room. well thanks!

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Belkin Wireless HDMI

In reply to: Wireless cabel from one room to the other?

Belkin just released it. For your application you would have to buy their "flagship" one which retails for one thousands dollars.

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Wireless Video

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You can go to go to the Home Theater section and click on FlyWire.

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Not quite a full solution

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Actually, the FlyWire is a "wireless video sender", not necessarily a "wireless cable sender". You can still use it, or one of other many different wireless video senders (2.4GHz, 5Ghz, etc). It would only be able to send the video from the output of a cable box (you must use a cable box, or vcr, or some cable tuner with video output, you can't just plug a coax cable from the cable jack to the Belkin Flywire and expect to get every different cable channel in the other room) located next to the physical cable jack, not any signaling for your remote control. So you could see the video in the other room, but not be able to change the channel without getting up and going back to the room with the cable box in it.

The way around that is to get a "wireless remote sender" (I haven't researched these extensively, but I believe X10 made one that had two "pyramid" units in it. Seemed to work when my parent's used it some 15 years ago ...), or by get a RF capable remote control system (look at the higher end Logitech universal remote controls).

Long story short (and hopefully not too much info), it's a potential solution, but not a complete one.

Anyone, feel free to correct me if I've overlooked something.

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Only solution

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Is running coax, especially if you plan or have HD.
In this day and age, the only people I see with only one room having service is old people. Or those that didn't and don't want to see coax all along the baseboards of their home.
The cable guy syaing he can't do it because of electrical wiring is giving you an excuse not to do it. Because he didn't want to.
You may also want to talk to your landlord before doing it too because if they don't approve it,and when you move out and see all the cable tacks, you could loose your deposit.

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