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Johanna

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I'm asking this here because this is where the gadget folks look. I'm looking for a "router type" device that will let me transmit the cable tv without the cable. I heard that I can get a device that comes in two pieces, one that screws into the receiving tv, and one that screws in between the main tv and the cable coming from the wall, that will allow the second tv to receive the cable tv signal wirelessly. I have looked on the 'net but I don't know what this device, if it exists, is called. I did hear that it won't work if I use a cable box (descrambler) which I don't. What I would like to do is allow the kids to use our camper as a playhouse and watch cable tv cartoons without stringing 100 feet of cable through the yard. All suggestions and ideas appreciated.



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Johanna,
There is wireless cable tv as detailed here: http://www.wcai.com/wireless_cable.htm
I am not aware of any technology that will allow broadcast of a coax based cable tv signal over the air, even a short distance. There is an issue with leakage, which the FCC does not look favorably upon. I went poking around at one of the best electronics resources I know of http://www.epanorama.net and found http://www.epanorama...inks/video.html
You can get 100 feet of RG6 at a reasonable price from Home Depot. This would probably be the easiest solution.

There may be such a router type device as you mentioned, but I am not aware of it, nor did I find any mention of it on the links I searched. Sorry.

More info here http://www.epanorama...ting.html#cable

Edited by austin_o, 30 July 2006 - 04:30 PM.

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there is heaps out there just type in google "wireless av transmitter or sender" im sure you will get heaps of hits i found this one with the first click they are every where and you would be able to pick one up from any good electrical retailers or maybe a speciality store
http://www.satplus.c...ategory25_1.htm

thats just an example theres heaps more out there

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Troppo, thanks for the right keywords! I looked around at choices that ranged from $50

http://www.x10.com/p...s/x10_vk54a.htm

to $150

http://www.audiobuys... Image/1372.htm

and I don't see any big differences in features or quality. 100 feet seems to be the standard range, and all product descriptions have disclaimers about walls and other obstructions interfering with transmission. Think I'm safe with the cheap one?



If I am reading all of this right, I could hook the sender to my DVD (which controls the TV) and hook the receiver to any of the kids' tvs, and theoretically they should get a cable signal (possible obstructions duly noted). If it works as well as the router, I should be good to go. Thanks austin_o and troppo, I'll let you know if it works.

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ok quick reply but

no worries

and also im not sure if you can actually "broadcast" two different channels maybe its only for like multiple T.v's with teh same channel or video or whatever im not sure maybe do some more research

gooluck

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