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Old 11-27-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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We may be quite unique in that we do not have satellite TV in our coach, neither do we have a bedroom TV, but we do enjoy OTA HDTV in 95% of the places we stop. We have a Winegard Sensar antenna and have antenna outputs in each slide out to connect to TV cards in 2 desktop PCs in addition to the front TV. We use this for personal watching (i.e., when he's watching golf and she's watching something else), but mostly for recording TV shows via Windows Media Center (WMC) when we can't be here when it's on, or for those things that come on at the same time as something else we watch.

The only downside to our arrangement is that we failed to think of feeding back to the big TV when we planned our wiring. So now we would like to do the playback of recorded programming to the 40" TV instead of the PC monitors even though they are HD.

Have been looking for a good solution and have been reading a lot about the WMC extenders, which wirelessly transmit recorded programming to a TV in another location from the PC. Typically this might be to send something recorded in an office to the living room. We would be doing the same thing, but the distance might only be 8 feet.

Have read lots of data sheets and reviews and have kind of settled on the Linksys DMA2100 as the most likely product. This is an enhanced network (802.11n) but will work with the existing network router, adapters, etc. It can connect via ethernet to your existing router or connect wireless also, and connects to the TV via HDMI cable. I understand that wired is less problematic than wireless, but would try wireless first before considering stringing wires.

So after finding this possible solution for my issues, I'm looking for anyone else that might have already tried out one of these things before I plunk down cash. I'm interested in what issues you might have had, observations and other thoughts on the topic. Thanks very much in advance.
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We may be quite unique in that we do not have satellite TV in our coach, neither do we have a bedroom TV, but we do enjoy OTA HDTV in 95% of the places we stop. We have a Winegard Sensar antenna and have antenna outputs in each slide out to connect to TV cards in 2 desktop PCs in addition to the front TV. We use this for personal watching (i.e., when he's watching golf and she's watching something else), but mostly for recording TV shows via Windows Media Center (WMC) when we can't be here when it's on, or for those things that come on at the same time as something else we watch.

The only downside to our arrangement is that we failed to think of feeding back to the big TV when we planned our wiring. So now we would like to do the playback of recorded programming to the 40" TV instead of the PC monitors even though they are HD.

Have been looking for a good solution and have been reading a lot about the WMC extenders, which wirelessly transmit recorded programming to a TV in another location from the PC. Typically this might be to send something recorded in an office to the living room. We would be doing the same thing, but the distance might only be 8 feet.

Have read lots of data sheets and reviews and have kind of settled on the Linksys DMA2100 as the most likely product. This is an enhanced network (802.11n) but will work with the existing network router, adapters, etc. It can connect via ethernet to your existing router or connect wireless also, and connects to the TV via HDMI cable. I understand that wired is less problematic than wireless, but would try wireless first before considering stringing wires.

So after finding this possible solution for my issues, I'm looking for anyone else that might have already tried out one of these things before I plunk down cash. I'm interested in what issues you might have had, observations and other thoughts on the topic. Thanks very much in advance.
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