TV set up

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Jeepman88, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Jeepman88, Feb 1, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012

    Jeepman88 macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2011
    Not sure this is the best place for this question but it feels like the closest thing.

    So I have 2 HDTV's that are in separate rooms. I'd like to connect both of them to the same Comcast HD tv box. I understand that I won't be able to watch separate channels, I'm ok with that. I'm able to control the channels over Wi-Fi so I'm not worried about remotes(although I'll lose some DVR functionality if I'm not in the same room as the box). The rooms are far enough apart to that a long HDMI cable can't be used. Cat5/6 is what I think I'm supposed to use. I've done some research and was wondering if these will make this work.

    1) 1 HDMI splitter
    2) HDMI over Cat5/6 extenders
    3) Cat5/6 cable(2 separate cables)
    4) a few spare HDMI cables

    So HDMI out of the Cable box into the splitter. One of the HDMI cables goes to Main TV1, second HDMI goes into HDMI Cat5/6 extender. CAT5/6 cables run to other room and into the back of the other HDMI extender. Then HDMI into TV2. I think I've found the stuff I need all on mono price. We have drop ceilings in our basement so I'll be running the cables through the ceiling.

  2. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Are the rooms more than 100ft apart? (HDMI - 100ft)

    Your setup seen right, it should work, but it seen like it will cost more than getting another box, but it seen to be good on paper.
  3. Jeepman88 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2011
    Another cable box costs something like $10/month or something like that. I think all that stuff listed will cost about $75 or so. Definitely way easier to just pay for the box, just trying to be creative. thanks for the tips

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