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Topic # 49528 19-Nov-2009 11:43
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I need help.  We have an inside TV (I'll call it TV1) that is connected to a Blu-ray & operates with a Harmony 1 remote (on Dish Network). We installed a TV outside that is mounted up high on an exterior wall w/ a motorized (IR) Omni mount (let's call it TV2).  It is operated by the RF Dish Network remote and it has an HDMI cable that goes from it to a cabinet inside the home connecting it to the same Blu-ray as TV 1 is connected.  I used a splitter and a short HDMI cable to hook both TV1 & TV2 into the same Blu-ray.  What I did not count on was that although I can play a movie outside it is a process that drives you nuts.  One person has to be outside yelling to the person inside what is one the screen so that the blu-ray commands can be done inside.  It is a difficult task as the person operating the blu-ray can not see how to make their actions correspond with what is on the screen.
When I invested all this money the communications person I hired said that we would be able to control the blu-ray on TV2 while outside - that was the reason for having the $$$ HDMI cable run through our attic to the inside cabinet.  So, they now admit they were wrong and they do not know of a fix that would not confuse the signals of the various devices.  Does anyone know of a way for us to operate the blu-ray while we are outside for TV2? Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 274454 19-Nov-2009 12:09
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Have you tried turning tv1 off (with the power button on the tv, not using the standby button on the remote).  Don't know if it will work or not but worth a try.


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  Reply # 274456 19-Nov-2009 12:15
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wellygary: RF IR extender?

Yep, we use one of those for Sky with excellent results. Or, maybe swap the Blu-ray player with a PS3 and control it via bluetooth.

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