control one DVR from 2 rooms?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bmorris, May 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    bmorris

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    I have a mac mini running plex in the living room, as well as a comcast DVR.
    I just got a 1080p smaller tv for the bedroom.

    How can I control the mac mini and dvr from the bedroom?
    I know i can just plug up hdmi cables to view on the tv, but i cant control the dvr from the other room.
    I need like an IR accessory?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

    bmorris

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    My brother has an older Xbox 360 model with a broken disc drive.
    I can put the Xbox 360 in the bedroom, but a Mad Catz wireless adapter off eBay, and use Connect360 to trick the Xbox into using the Mac Mini as a Windows Media PC. Apparently XBMC doesn't work on the 360, and Xbox 1 can't play wireless HD. That's about $40 total for that.

    The DVR is harder.
    Satellite companies offer DVR's with dual outputs.
    I doubt Comcast does. I'll have to ask support.
    Otherwise so far, I will have to run an audio cable, IR cable, and either Component or Component-DVI cable all from the DVR to the bedroom.
    That's the cheapest way.

    Sling box is also useful, but $$$.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    control one DVR from 2 rooms?

    I've used this for the past four years, works great.
     

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