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Hi- I want to distribute HD from a central DirecTV DVR to multiple TVs via coax... I've been trying to find a hdmi modulator to QAM but nothing is jumping out at me... Brands I've never heard of, must request a quote to even get a price... Equipment I've seen seems geared to commercial applications & not home use

(1) is this an unusual setup? If so - what are more commonly-used alternatives?
(2) any recommendations for the modulator?

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QAM modulators are not inexpensive -- $1100+ for up to 1080p (close to $900 for 720p), which makes it not that common. Many people use matrix switchers, which allows multiple sources to be selected for viewing on any of the TV sets.

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Yep, unfortunately there's no cheap modulation solution... ZeeVee products would be the ones to look at, but for DirecTV specifically, you'll be better off with the Genie whole-house DVR and the small client boxes at each display, or just the (also small) HD receivers that can also pull content from a DVR.

The single-wire multiswitch setup with DirecTV now makes it easy to use the existing coax w/splitters setup in most homes. Yes, you'll have to pay the monthly box rental, but you'll get more functionality, and the $$ break-even is many years anyway.

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Hi

I'm not sure if you have come across Aavara's solution the PCE122?
They have proved pretty popular with both our install and residential customers.


http://www.keene.co.uk/electronic/aavara/hdmi-v1.3-over-single-coax-cable-extender-kit/pce122.html

Hope it helps.
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It doesn't, as you're selling an HDMI-over-coax solution, not a QAM / ATSC modulator...

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