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Topic # 58363 10-Mar-2010 09:00
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Hi all,

Ok so my TV and decoder etc are in my lounge and my wife wants to watch the E channel in our bedroom.. what are my options?

I cant run cable or dig holes that I know of as I'm in a bodycorp situation but I am an owner. Is there something that would take a channel and blast it down the network to another PC? I know there is I saw something the other day via twitter just cant remember right now where I saw it.

Or is there a really good video signal sender on the market that would work well? I know in the past they needed almost clear line of sight to work well.

Please move this thread as I wasnt sure where it should go.

PS. How cool would it be if the new TCL PVR could do this!! (I know it probabley wont unless hacked maybe)




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  Reply # 305875 10-Mar-2010 09:55
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Yes you can do this with a computer - but it's not the easiest if starting from stratch.

I was doing it, it took a machine in the lounge with a PVR150 Analogue tuner card, an Infrared blaster (I was using a usb-uirt) to change channels on the Telstraclear Box and in the bedroom I had a popcornhour A100 for watching the output from the tuner.

You'd probable find it easier to try and look at a wireless AV Sender from Dick Smiths (I mention them as you can try it and i it doesn't work for range or whatever other issues you can take it back in 7 days).




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  Reply # 305893 10-Mar-2010 10:56
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The simplest and easiest method if a video sender. Just don't buy a 2.4GHz one if you have WiFi, most are so cheap and nasty they will cause interference. The 5.8Ghz ones are geat.

Video senders have never needed line of sight but since they are low power they can struggle to get through things such as brick.



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  Reply # 305896 10-Mar-2010 10:58
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thanks guys, yeah the video sender is always the fall back option. I see DSE have a couple of options there.

What are those through wall remotes called?




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  Reply # 305924 10-Mar-2010 12:42
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If you want to go for a more hardcore option, a HTPC with DVB-C card + card reader can flick any channel you like to any other HTPC client in the house.

A dreambox will do this.

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  Reply # 305939 10-Mar-2010 13:07
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My experience with DSE 5.8Ghz video sender is poor and won't even recommend it but YMMV, it just doesn't work in our house. We ended wiring up COAX cable with output form TCL decoder's UHF-output.




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  Reply # 305959 10-Mar-2010 14:22
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hmm maybe I'll see if someone can come up and wire.. it would be pretty tricky but they might be able too.




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  Reply # 305964 10-Mar-2010 14:54
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djpaubes: Hi all,

Is there something that would take a channel and blast it down the network to another PC?


This could be an option I think:
http://www.xtreamer.com.au/


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  Reply # 305997 10-Mar-2010 16:17
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Ragnor:
djpaubes: Hi all,

Is there something that would take a channel and blast it down the network to another PC?


This could be an option I think:
http://www.xtreamer.com.au/



That's just a standalone media player for playing content from your home network or HDD to a TV.


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  Reply # 306029 10-Mar-2010 18:09
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sbiddle:
Ragnor:
djpaubes: Hi all,

Is there something that would take a channel and blast it down the network to another PC?


This could be an option I think:
http://www.xtreamer.com.au/



That's just a standalone media player for playing content from your home network or HDD to a TV.



Good point I was thinking of the wrong product, Silicon Dust HD Homerun instead:
http://www.silicondust.co.nz/products/hdhomerun_dvbt
http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecification.aspx?ItemID=375003

The PC she is using to watch TV would need to run some software (WMC or VLC or GBPVR etc) and be grunty enough able to play HD video.

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  Reply # 306042 10-Mar-2010 19:07
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Ragnor:
sbiddle:
Ragnor:
djpaubes: Hi all,

Is there something that would take a channel and blast it down the network to another PC?


This could be an option I think:
http://www.xtreamer.com.au/



That's just a standalone media player for playing content from your home network or HDD to a TV.



Good point I was thinking of the wrong product, Silicon Dust HD Homerun instead:
http://www.silicondust.co.nz/products/hdhomerun_dvbt
http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecification.aspx?ItemID=375003

The PC she is using to watch TV would need to run some software (WMC or VLC or GBPVR etc) and be grunty enough able to play HD video.


The OP poster was just after TCL - the HDHomerun is a potenntial solution since it does do DVB-C and can be used with TelstraClear cable but would require another TV card and card reader and the knowledge to set it all up.


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  Reply # 306059 10-Mar-2010 20:07
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sbiddle:

The OP poster was just after TCL - the HDHomerun is a potenntial solution since it does do DVB-C and can be used with TelstraClear cable but would require another TV card and card reader and the knowledge to set it all up.



...And would be in breach of your TelstraClear T&C's.




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  Reply # 306864 13-Mar-2010 11:04
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Yes and you're not a spokesman for TCL and it's not the opinion of your employer.

A dreambox would be the easy way to go.

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  Reply # 306873 13-Mar-2010 11:43
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ZollyMonsta:
...And would be in breach of your TelstraClear T&C's.


Oh please!

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  Reply # 306890 13-Mar-2010 14:00
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Satch:
ZollyMonsta:
...And would be in breach of your TelstraClear T&C's.


Oh please!


Hooking up any unapproved device is against TCL's T&C's - there is no if's or but's about it.

Unauthorised devices and people's attempts at modifying their wiring can easily contribute to RF noise being injected back into the network and has been responsible for networks issues in the past. If you cause issues TCL will track you down - spotting exactly where on a node problems occur isn't difficult.

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  Reply # 307033 14-Mar-2010 09:40
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sbiddle:
Satch:
ZollyMonsta:
...And would be in breach of your TelstraClear T&C's.


Oh please!


Hooking up any unapproved device is against TCL's T&C's - there is no if's or but's about it.

Unauthorised devices and people's attempts at modifying their wiring can easily contribute to RF noise being injected back into the network and has been responsible for networks issues in the past. If you cause issues TCL will track you down - spotting exactly where on a node problems occur isn't difficult.


Not disputing that, but also can't be bothered explaining my point...

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