Originally Posted by cjells
My goal is to have 3 tvs in my mancave. Im trying to avoid paying for a cable box subscription on all 3. I will have one tv with a paid cable box. Can I then on other 2 tvs have them be connected to an amazon firestick in which i download say espn.then basically using the tv anywhere credentials access espn on these 2 tvs? Would this work? Also with apple tv for espn app which i believe is free.
FWIW, I have 3 TVs mounted on one wall in my basement, and a fourth (small) one on the other side of the room, on the counter next to the fridge. I run all 3 "sources" through HDMI repeaters, and then from the repeater I run them to the TV and one Receiver in parallel. Then I change the audio for which game is playing through my speakers by changing the input on the receiver, while the video keeps on playing on all 3, unaffected.
Have you looked into/considered CableCard? Full cable package on every tv... independently controllable, and no (or minimal) hardware rental... I use the HDHomeRun View software (with HDHomeRun Prime hardware) and prefer NVidia Shields as endpoint devices, but theres all kinds of hardware+software solutions out there that can grab a tuned signal on your network and display it on a TV.
With comcast the first cablecard is "free". I pay $8 a month for the second one, because I want access to 6 tuners (3-tuners each on the older models of HDHomeRun Prime's I own). That's my only hardware rental fee...
Living Room: Sony x940E; Denon x4400h; Ascend Sierra RAAL Tower L/R's and 2EX center, Ascend HTM-200SE Rears, Rythmik F25 sub. NVidia Shield, ATV4k, OPPO UDP-203, CCA.
Basement: Samsung PN58B650 LN-T4065F (x2); Onkyo TX-NR809; Polk Monitor 70 Series II L/R's, SVS PB-1000 sub. NVidia Shield (x2), Windows Desktop, CCA.
Last edited by psuKinger; 01-10-2020 at 09:25 AM.