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Old 12-29-11, 09:04 PM   #1
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Calling all experts in wireless Audio/Video...

Hey folks, thanks for taking a look.

Here is my situation: We're upgrading our kitchen at work and we've acquired a television to place on the wall for employees. However, our nearest cable inlet to the building is 100 feet away where we already have cable TV for our customers.

My thinking, was to split that line in and have one go to our current TV, and the other line to our kitchen. The downside is, we can't run cable 100 feet through the attic, and don't have the budget to have someone drop a line in somehow.

So I was thinking, is it possible to have the cable plugged directly into something that will transmit wirelessly? Now keep in mind, we also don't have the budget for an extra set to box, so we'll be using the actual tuner on the TV. This is what I was thinking would work, but I could be way off base here...

http://www.amazon.com/Terk-Technolog...5213215&sr=8-3


Thoughts? Ideas?

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Old 12-30-11, 12:24 PM   #2
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I'm an anti-wireless guy, sorry.... been dropping both Cat5 and RG6 like crazy in my new place. Heck I can even make a Ruben's Attic thread with all the time I've spent up there.
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Switch cable companies and they will wire it for you. After their cheap into price expires, switch back. Can't really do that with satelite though as they lock you into a 2 year contract (and advertise their 1 year discounted rate.).
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OK... since people are not chiming in, here I go.

The wireless gizmo linked by the OP costs $60+ and transmit a video/audio signal up 150 feet (or so it claims). It has both RCA and Coax connectors on the back:



The gizmo might give the impression that one could connect the cable tv on the transmitter and magically receive all channels on the receiver. That *IS NOT* how it works. The Coax "out to tv" connector is to be used when your tv has no RCA (think ATARI channel 3/4). The "antena" connector is just to use it as bypass in case you have an antenna source.

The transmitter is designed to be plugged into a source (cable tv box for example) and transmit whatever comes out of that box into the receiver. You can not see anything else other than the channel being transmitted. Whatever the clients are watching, that's what you gonna watch in the kitchen. If you want to change channels, you have to walk the 100 feet and change the channel over there, hence, an IR extender is included.

Please note that IR extender is "a cable", ergo, using it defeats the purpose.

Because of the aforementioned limitations, Rube recommends:


100 feet of good old coax, for $7.15

Just staple/glue the cable into the walls and paint it the same color as the walls, nobody will notice. Or get yourself on that attic, is not really that scary, I do it all the time.
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haha thanks, I guess I'll have to look to run cable. It seems thats our only option since, but I doubt we can afford to do it. It's a large commercial building, but I'll check it out. Thank you for the advice
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haha thanks, I guess I'll have to look to run cable. It seems thats our only option since, but I doubt we can afford to do it. It's a large commercial building, but I'll check it out. Thank you for the advice
K... I have another idea for you. Assuming this TV is not a 20 years old dinosaur, it probably has a VGA port. Places of work usually have an old PC laying around from the last upgrade. Pick one up, put a $15 wifi dongle on it, connect it to TV via VGA cable and watch hulu/netflix/etc. Here at Rube's, 90% of the content watched on the TVs is powered by an old repurposed pc/laptop.
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