Recently, my wife signed up for DirecTV as part of our cost cutting for the year. I have the Genie receiver which has an HDMI output for my theater. However, the only other output is a 10 pin A/V. Is there anything I can get that would allow me to connect this to the coaxial line that runs to my other tv? Or are there other solutions such as a wireless transmitter? Would any options give me HD on the second tv?
With a separate receiver in both rooms, live tv is delayed by about 8 seconds to the small box, so that is not a solution that would work for me. Thanks for any advice!!!
Coax is pretty much out for what you're asking. You'll need a hdmi splitter and the ability to fish a long HDMI cable to your second set. This is the best way to go. I have one DirecTV receiver feeding four sets in different rooms via HDMI cabling. Works beautifully.
There IS a wireless HDMI extender. I have had no experience with those, however, so I can't speak for any interference issues they might have.
One question: Is there a limit to the number of tvs that can use the whole home dvr? I have two other tvs on the same type box, plus two tvs on standard def boxes. My son would like to replace his standard def with another high def box with dvr access (at his cost).
The whole home system is limited to three clients with a genie and up to three other tuners ( 3 hds, or 1 hddvr and 1hd). The system its limited to eight tuners, the genie uses five, the clients are assigned tuners from the genie and any other receivers get three remaining.
So your son could get an hd receiver and it will be fine with the whole home, if you keep it within the eight tuner limit.
Sounds like dtv is working on a software issue, http://forums.directv.com/pe/elementDisplayRedirect.jsp?elementID=11152332
There is always going to be some delay, we watch football in two different rooms at the same time using HD DVRs and they're not in sync at all. It's not an 8 second delay though, that's huge.
I came across your post because I am looking to resolve the same issue. I have this working in my family room and my kitchen with the Genie in the family room
(DTV box -> composite out -> converter-> coax -> kitchen tv) no device in the kitchen so I don't experience a delay and the sound comes through simultaneous. Only issue is the tv in the kitchen is hd quality and coax doesn't do it justice.
I ran HDMI from genie in family room to kitchen TV (haven't fished it all the way through) but now feeling slightly stupid because I didn't check to see that there wasn't a second HDMI out on the receiver.
Interested in a solution that does not involve another DTV device (especially one that will cause a delay)
All of the outputs on DirecTV receivers are on simultaneously, which means that you could have a set connected to the HDMI output, another set connected to the component outputs, and yet another set connected to the composite outputs all at the same time. Only the HDMI and the component connected sets would be in HD, of course. If you're not particularly concerned about HD in the playroom, just get a modulator for the composite outputs and run it through the existing coax from your D* box to the playroom TV.
Hi, I'm currently using a modulator / converter for the composite out to coax to run to my kitchen- works great, no delay but would like to improve picture quality. I ran a second HDMI from Genie in family room before even checking that there was no second HDMI output... oops.
Is there a modulator or converter for comoponent outputs to HDMI?
Any number of "RF" converters exist. I don't know what city you are in, but Wal Mart, K mart, Best Buy, or any comparable variety/electronics store will have them.
Or, do an internet search of "RF converter". They can be found cheaply.
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