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Old 09-08-2010, 10:19 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi All,
First apologies if this scenario has been addressed. I searched the forums for quite a while and did not see any real options since this was last dicussed a couple of years ago. Here's what I want to do:
Distribute 1 HDMI source (FIOS HD DVR) to HDTVs in 3 separate rooms - AND provide for IR control of the source from any of those rooms (only 1 at a time of course). I've got (2) RG6/QS fanned out to each location from my wiring closet, as well as (1) spare Cat-5E to eachj location. Looking for the most compact way to do this (fewest components) over the same cabling.
Not super sensitive to price, more concerned w.simplicity and reliability. I've looked at the Gefen products and the Just Add Power [Ethernet/IP based] solutions but it seems the IR backhaul is either not included.

Thanks for any ideas or new products I've missed!
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:27 AM - Thread Starter
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.. oops. the last sentence trailed off. Should read: the IR is either not included at all or not really supported fopr multi-point distribution. Thx
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For the video you could use an HDMI-CAT5 single wire converter such as one of these.

For the IR it might be easiest to use an RF universal remote with RF-IR blaster at the source.

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http://www.audioauthority.com/produc...XE-11/New/10/1
And then use the cat5 with an ir repeater or a universal rf remote.
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And then use the cat5 with an ir repeater or a universal rf remote.

That should work also, but that HDMI-COAX converter is significantly more expensive than most HDMI-CAT5 converters.

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