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I'm in a bit of a bind here on my current setup. Each room in my house has a CAT-5 and dual RG-6 homerun to my garage. In the family room, I have a DirecTivo unit (Combo TiVo and DTV receiver), and a DVD player. The DTiVo needs TWO individual RG6 runs because it has two tuners (will be activated later this summer), and therefore takes up both coax runs on its own. I'd like to modulate and send back out both the DTiVo and DVD signals back to the garage and then distribute throughout the house.
The issue is that I have both coax runs used up already, and all the products I've seen for A/V over CAT5 only allow one set of composite A/V signals to be distributed. Therefore I may be able to take the DTiVo output and run it back, through CAT5, to the garage and then modulate and distribute, but I'll have no way to distribute the DVD signal.
I'm hoping I'm overlooking something, or am unaware of a product which will help solve this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Adam
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The DTiVo needs TWO individual RG6 runs because it has two tuners (will be
activated later this summer), and therefore takes up both coax runs on its own. I'd like to modulate
and send back out both the DTiVo and DVD signals back to the garage and then distribute throughout
the house.

What about puting the Tivi in the Garage with the modulator as an intermidate step???

I work in sunnyvale, if you need help pulling more through let me know
Grant
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I use diplexers on my two DirecTV receivers to bring in the TV antenna - seems like you could do the same in reverse with your two RG6 cables. So that would be two diplexers in the family room with the SAT connections hooked to the dTivo and the ANT connections hooked to the RF outputs of the DVD and dTivo. Then two more diplexers in the garage with the ANT connections hooked to the two video distribution amps and the SAT connections hooked to the incoming dish cables. Diplexors are $20 at Best buy and Radio Shack.
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Hmmm.. I'd definitely prefer to keep the DTiVo in the family room, but that is a good suggestion and may end up being the only way out.

With respect to the diplexors, I didn't know you could send a signal back down the other direction on the coax... Is this really possible, can someone confirm?
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I am currently sending my HTDV antenna signal in the opposite direction of my satellite signals, using the RS diplexers. The satellite receivers still show a signal level in the high 90s. The HDTV signal levels were cut from the 50-60 level, down to the 15-30s. I hope that once my antenna makes it into the attic, I can get a decent signal level...

Chris
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