Installing Apple TV in an adjacent closet

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Cgalbreath, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Cgalbreath macrumors newbie

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    I have my whole theater system in a closet. Can I install the Apple TV in there? Also without running the cable up and through the wall to the tv? I am using a Logitech remote as well. Wondering if that would work too.
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    There is a recommended HDMI cable length limitation. U will have to find whether you are just a little bit off or way off.

    For people who wants to wire HDMI a lot longer than the recommended, I hear there is an HDMI through CAT5/6 product, but I have no idea how expensive they are nor is aware if you will sacrificing video quality.

    As for the remote, you are looking for IR extender.
     
  3. triptolemus macrumors 6502

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    You might be able to do it with a IR extender/repeater and a wireless hdmi adapter...

    Hard to say much mores due to the utter lack of details you provided.
     
  4. Cgalbreath thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! I just jotted real quick what I knew and the main question I had. I will see what I can do with the info you both have provided. My tv is a good distance aprox 10ft away so I would probably need a cable longer than normal.
     
  5. cardsdoc macrumors 6502

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    Do you not have any HDMI inputs on your receiver in the closet? That would be the simplest.
     
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Then the problem becomes cable length limitation receiver -> TV, we have solved nothing.
     
  7. linds15 macrumors 6502a

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    when reading i assumed the receiver was connected to the tv already, and that the length problem was solved. something is already connected to the tv no? unless this is a new project and i missed that
     
  8. cardsdoc macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I assumed the same, hence my initial comment. It's implied that the home theater is already in place. If it's relatively modern, there should be HDMI inputs on the receiver.
     

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