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Old 07-02-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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2 tvs one blu-ray player?

Pretty literate on computers but not so much on video-audio equipment. I have replaced both my old tvs with new flat panels. We are not buffs so decent quality is acceptable. All I have going to the bedroom tv is a coax cable. Is it logical to hook up the front tv to the hdmi output and use a splitter off the coax output to the rear tv? Will both tvs play off the player at the same time? Thanks
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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I don't think I've ever seen a Blu-ray player with a coax output.

Yes, hook up the nearby TV with HDMI. For the other TV, if you can't run a new cable to that location you might want to consider a Wireless Video system, something like:

Amazon.com : RF Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Audio and Video Transmission System with IR Repeater : Electronics
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I don't think I've ever seen a Blu-ray player with a coax output.

Yes, hook up the nearby TV with HDMI. For the other TV, if you can't run a new cable to that location you might want to consider a Wireless Video system, something like:

Amazon.com : RF Link AVS-5811 5.8GHz Audio and Video Transmission System with IR Repeater : Electronics
I just ordered one of these today for a similar function:

Belkin Universal 4 Port Dual Band HDTV Wireless A V Relay | eBay
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:42 PM   #4
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Thanks. I will get a chance to play with it Fri afternoon. We will see what happens.
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I just ordered one of these today for a similar function:

Belkin Universal 4 Port Dual Band HDTV Wireless A V Relay | eBay
Not the same thing at all. That gives you ethernet at a remote location, connected to your Wifi network, for devices that don't have Wifi.
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I agree.. that's a "hub" not an audio/video distribution device.
HDMI over co-ax.. I imagine there is a down converter that does that, but yuck.

Ways to do it "right":
1) Run HDMI to both TVs, use a HDMI splitter (monoprice.com)
2) If you can't run HDMI, you can get away with 2 x cat 5e or a single Cat6 cable to push the required bandwidth...
3) Blueray with component outputs - they're analog, you can split them all day long, but the cable is big. It's also limited to 1080i.
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I agree.. that's a "hub" not an audio/video distribution device.
I think you want a wireless HDMI repeater like this.
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That would work, but I thought it might be a bit pricier than the OP wanted. In general, Monoprice has quality stuff for a very reasonable price. It's probably what I would use if I had to do a wireless solution.
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You have two choices,

1: A very long run of HDMI and an HDMI splitter (Best option by the way)

2: Just like the old DVD days they make a modulator, takes a Blu-Ray signal, uses it to modulate an RF signal, and send it down the coax.. DO Not have any experience with them.
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By far, the simplest solution would be to buy a second DVD player for the bedroom. You can get a decent DVD player for around $40 or go to BluRay for another $20 or so.
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RV modulator if you have RCA out. You can use a combiner to put the signal on your cable to the TV.
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By far, the simplest solution would be to buy a second DVD player for the bedroom. You can get a decent DVD player for around $40 or go to BluRay for another $20 or so.

Ditto .... sometimes it's just easier and cheaper to get a 2nd device. As a bonus 2 people can watch different stuff and the remotes and devices are in the same room.
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