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Old 10-01-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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I have been reading the posts on satellite and cable TV connections. Would it be fair to assume that all of the signal being run to the TVs is coax. I was hoping that there would have been some allowance for some distribution through HDMI. If my assumption is correct there is no HDMI cables in the Redwood.

My question would now be how difficult would it be to run an HDMI cable from the entertainment center to the bedroom TV and the outside TV. I realize that the HDMI cables will require some type of splitter/amp in order to accomplish what I want to do.

Any comments or suggestions as always would be appreciated.

We're still waiting on a built date for our 2015 38GK. Thanks
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:00 PM   #2
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If you ordered one, call them and tell them to put it in place of the coax !!!! That is the time to do it !

couldn't imagine running a cable through one of these things


but in all honesty, can not imagine a picture clearer than our 55" LED off Directv....
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:05 PM   #3
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The coax is good for the first TV with a receiver it is second and third TV I want to supply TV and DVD picture to .. Thanks
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Old 10-01-2014, 07:39 PM   #4
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Oh, I think I understand what you mean now...

You want to run all tv's off one box ?!?

Better to get 3 boxes, one for each connection OR get the new wireless genie's :
http://www.directv.com/technology/ge...&lpos=Header:3
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:01 PM   #5
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I went to the Hopper Joeys to run all 3 in HD. Berry Vonderful! and piece of cake to install.

I had the option at the time we ordered to get HDMI installed, but I had no idea what I wanted or needed so I left it alone. Kind of glad I did, because I would have needed the coax to do what I have now.

Also noteworthy, both Dish and DirecTV are wireless now with the new Hoppers and Genie systems, so cable just gets your hands tangled digging in the walls
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Do the Hoppers and Genie allow other services like DVD or Apple TV (streaming) for i.e. Netflicks to the other TVs. Guess I am spoiled had HDMI, cable, and component distribution from the entertainment center in my old SOB, which was a Tiffin Allegro Bus.. Again thanks for the answers...Ian
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I'm not sure but I think you would need a box (apple tv) at each television for streaming. The biggest problem is that streaming is very costly when on the road with the limitations that the cell providers give. Park wifi in my experience is never fast enough to stream video.

The DVD is available to all TV's via the Hopper/Joeys. Not sure about Direct.
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I have been reading the posts on satellite and cable TV connections. Would it be fair to assume that all of the signal being run to the TVs is coax. I was hoping that there would have been some allowance for some distribution through HDMI. If my assumption is correct there is no HDMI cables in the Redwood.

My question would now be how difficult would it be to run an HDMI cable from the entertainment center to the bedroom TV and the outside TV. I realize that the HDMI cables will require some type of splitter/amp in order to accomplish what I want to do.

Any comments or suggestions as always would be appreciated.

We're still waiting on a built date for our 2015 38GK. Thanks
Ian,

All the antenna feeds are coax, they have to be because the feeds [sat, cable & OTA] are coax.

On our coach the Cable/OTA coax in the LR is connected to TV, the Sat coax is connected to the Sat Receiver. I have HDMI cables from the Home Theater and Sat Receiver going to our TV. In the BR the Cable/OTA coax goes to the TV, the Sat coax goes to a Sat Receiver. There is a HDMI cable from the Sat Receiver to the TV. I also have a DVD player in the BR, it has a HDMI cable to the TV
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:20 PM   #9
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Do the Hoppers and Genie allow other services like DVD or Apple TV (streaming) for i.e. Netflicks to the other TVs. Guess I am spoiled had HDMI, cable, and component distribution from the entertainment center in my old SOB, which was a Tiffin Allegro Bus.. Again thanks for the answers...Ian
Ya Ian I know what you're saying (sounds like it was a nice system), but I just don't think the satellite hardware (Dish or Direct) will broadcast streaming to all TVs. It will however broadcast the movies on DVR, movies on a hard drive, and even over-the-air. The Hopper is the master and all the Joeys are slaves and work on a network, so anything one can do, the others can do.

Streaming on ours is actually through the LG blue ray sound system and wifi, and I have another smart blue ray that streams in the bedroom. If I need to stream to the outside TV, I just plug in my little ROKU USB receiver.

I was showing off to the wife and we streamed two Episodes of Breaking Bad at a campsite using my Verizon card. Before the 2nd episode finished my wife got a text that we were 75% into our data allowance, and just that night we used 2GB! hahaha - she started throwing stuff at me so I never tried again . I've never been able to get a good stream off a campground wifi.
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I was showing off to the wife and we streamed two Episodes of Breaking Bad at a campsite using my Verizon card. Before the 2nd episode finished my wife got a text that we were 75% into our data allowance, and just that night we used 2GB! hahaha - she started throwing stuff at me so I never tried again . I've never been able to get a good stream off a campground wifi.
Welcome to the world of cellular data and streaming, we have Amazon Prime, ROKU and had Netflix [cancelled] sand don't use any of them, streaming video, or even audio, can eat up your data in no time!!!

Now we use Redbox, very limited but really toe only alternative.
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