Connecting tivo and IPTV box to multiple rooms

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  1. willyboy

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    I have both Virgin Media's Tivo box and separately an IPTV box which sends its output signal via a standard HDMI cable and I am trying to figure out a way of sending the signal from them to at least one other tv in the house (ideally 2).

    I believe this can be done using an HDMI sender/receiver, however i do not want to be restricted to watching the same thing on both tv's. So ideally one tv could be watching Virgin while the other is watching IPTV, however i would like the ability to view and control either box from either room.

    Any thoughts on how this can be done?
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    A number of ways depending on your budget.

    The best way would be a HDMI over Cat5/6 matrix with receivers however that is going to set you back over £1500, though would allow for up to 4 TVS and 4 sources and also include IR control from any TV of the sources.

    More messy, but more cost effective way

    1 x 2x2 way HDMI Matrix & 1 x HDBaseT HDMI Over Cat6 extender

    Though limited to 2 Tvs



    Do you have any cabling in place and do you have a maximum budget for this
     
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    No we do not have any cabling in place, this is a retro fit project. Basically I want to send the signals from the lounge to the bedroom, and a second room if possible (but not essential). I was hoping to make use of powerline adapters to send the signal though the home ring main. In terms of cost I am definitely doing this on a very tight budget and would like to get away with this as cheap as possible.
     
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    You cant just use standard powerline adapters to transmit HDMI signal.

    You would need something like the HDJuiceBox Lite, this has a transmitter two inputs and a local output which then communicate with a receiver over the ring main and then convert the signal back to HDMI. It also carries the IR signal back to teh source so you can change channel.

    http://store.aclasstechnology.com/hdjuicebox-lite-kit---hdtv-over-power-solution-149-p.asp

    10% off for first 50 orders

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