Hey guys - I'd like to rig something up so that I can play the Xbox One from a different room in th house than where the unit is located. I'd love to get your thought on this project.
I am inspired by the PlayStation TV. For those unfamiliar, the PS TV has a feature called "remote play". Its a $80 box that you put in a different room and it connects to the controllers and talks to the PS4 in a remote room over Wifi or Ethernet. I have a PS4 also, and the PS TV works incredibly well. So much so, that I would love something like this for the Xbox One. As far as I know, it doesn't exist, so I wanted to see if I could put something together...
To get this working for the Xbox One I'll of course need a way for the Xbox to talk to the controller and a way for me to get the video from it. The controllers seem like they would be the trickiest part. Fortunately the "remote" room I want to play from is located directly on the floor above the room where the Xbox One is and by "line of sight" only about 15 feet away. Therefore I am quite confident the controllers will work just like I was in the room with the Xbox One - so that should take care of the controller part of it.
For the video part, I was thinking to use HDMI over Ethernet, which I know little about. Some quick Googling turned up a couple $100 options which is pricey (no sense spending $200, since you need a converted on each end, on equipment to do this when you can get an entire Xbox One for not much more...). Then I came up with this from Monoprice for $18 http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2
. It says its HDCP compliant and passes 1080p and supports digital sound like DTS-MA.
So I am thinking that from the Xbox One I can go to a splitter. One end of the splitter will go to my TV in the same room that the Xbox One is in. The purpose of this is so that I don't have to move the HDMI cable in the main room to go back and forth between viewing there and the remote room. The other end will go into the HDMI to Ethernet adapter, over Ethernet to the remote room. Then from there it'll go into another Ethernet to HDMI adapter and into the TV in the remote room. This should bring the video and audio to the remote room.
What do you guys think of this plan? Think it can work? Anyone with experience trying this type of thing? Thanks!