Originally Posted by maxfischersweet /forum/post/19570242
I have been reading the other various threads covering this topic. However, still confused.
First off, all of my coax is rg6 quad shield solid copper core, and then i have all cat6.
I have 4 directv satelite lines coming into my house in a closet. Then from that closet 2 coax take the signal to the living room where the directv dvr box is. Then hdmi to my tv.
I am putting a tv in my bedroom. 24" hd 1080p monitor. no tuner. I live to far in the woods to get off air broadcast, (i havent tried since the whole hd switch though.). it has an hdmi/dvi/and vga input.
I want to get the video/audio to that monitor from that directv box. (i know i will obviously have to get receiver/speakers for the audio.)
I have 1 free cat6 jack and 2 free coax jacks by the directv box. they go to the closet.
I have 4 coax and 2 cat6 jacks by the tv in the bedroom im trying too hook up. They run to the closet.
Whats the best way to do this. I can take a loss in quality on the picture. im going to be like 10 feet away (if not more) from a 24" monitor so i doubt it has to be perfect.
I know the easiest thing would be to get a directv box....but if i didnt want to, what can i do? What would be the kind of expensive way, and what would be the cheapest way.?
Originally Posted by jautor /forum/post/19572592
A 2nd DirecTV box will be the cheapest and best solution at least in the short term. $100 or less for another HD receiver and $5/month. It also solves the remote control issue from the 2nd room. For a bit more, you can enable the network/sharing function if you want to access DVR content.
Originally Posted by maxfischersweet /forum/post/19576322
if you own two houses, a barn, and rv on the same property and you have a directv account, and you pay for all the receivers. you can put the receivers in any of those buildings/rvs and have multiple satellites and its legit, right? Could you connect the boxes that arent in the original house to the network/phone lines with out any problems?