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post #1 of 4 Old 11-17-2013, 08:08 PM - Thread Starter
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I want to get small TV to put in my bedroom on a desk that is floating in the room. I have an outlet that I can plug the TV into, but the idea is to have as close to zero footprint as possible so that I can unplug the TV and put it in the closet if necessary. What I'd like to do is find a way to stream cable TV to a TV. I know that I can watch Comcast Xfinity shows on my iphone and use Apple TV or maybe Chromecast to view that content on the TV, but ideally I'd like to watch live TV.

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You mean besides a Cable Box, right?

I'm lucky that my cable company doesn't encrypt the signal, so anything with a QAM tuner can get those channels. And most TV's do have that ability.

So in that case, to put the tv away, all you'd have to do is unplug the power and coax.
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Do you have a STB now for your main TV?
There are devices known as wireless video senders, you can only watch the same show on either or both sets.
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You can run as many TVs as STB outputs on the back of the box, more if you want to use splitters.

Rebroadcasting the cable signal on over the air TV channels violates your cable company's terms of service agreement and also your illegal transmitter exposes you to FCC fines that will make your jaw drop. They can document several violations and charge for each violation.

See: "What To Do When The FCC Knocks On Your Door"
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