Originally Posted by jeffconnors
I know you did not recommend HDMI and I really don't see how I could extend the signal from the TV since it has "HDMI IN" and not out. If HDMI won't work, what are HDMI extenders for?
Not from the TV, you connect from the source (your satellite receiver). Run component to the extender, which goes to the other room. HDMI stays in place for your main TV.
HDMI extenders "work", but are not necessarily the best solution when you're splitting the signal to multiple displays. Each HDMI negotiates the audio/video properties based on its capabilities. The source device then sends audio/video formats that will work for everyone - which means you may not get the "best" ones.
Edit---with the run on this so small, what do you think about using component video the entire way? I just checked the TV, it has component ports in the back but they are "IN" but the Direct TV box has component "OUT" along with HDMI. The main TV is connected with HDMI so I assume using the component off the Direct box would work.
Yes, from the sat receiver, not the TV. And yes, if you can run component cables, 35' won't be a problem. Don't forget audio (L/R), too. Either a long component + audio cable, or you can use 5 RG59 coax cables with RCA connectors (either make them yourself, or use "F connector" to RCA adapters and pre-made coax cables).