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Old 06-09-2017, 08:13 PM   #1
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All right, I have a question for all of you. If this thread isn't in the right spot, please let me knew, and I'll ask a mod To move it.

I'm already a little familiar with this situation as I do something similar with my outside setup. For that, I have an HDMI splitter/switch with a long cable that leads to an HDMI wall plate inside the house that goes to a wall plate on the wall of my porch. It works very well, and the locations of everything make it very easy to run long cables that aren't in the way.

So, this is what I now want to do. I've started to really get into cooking. To go along with that, I very often have people come over to watch shows and movies. What I would really love to do is buy a small TV that I can mount on the wall in the kitchen that would show whatever is being shown in my living room. That way, I can be cooking but not missing something that my friends are watching.

What would be the easiest way to do this? I know I'll end up having to use my splitter, but I don't see myself running wires through my living room, dining room and kitchen to do it. Would I need to use wireless HDMI? Anyone use that around here? I've heard it doesn't always do well transmitting through walls, which this would have to do. Any other suggestions?

I appreciate the help.
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:40 PM   #2
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Use an HDMI splitter over CAT5/6.

There are tons of videos on YT that explain/show how to do this.
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Does the signal in the kitchen have to be in HD? If not, maybe you could just use a regular antenna cable and the RF out (if available) on the other television?
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Use an HDMI splitter over CAT5/6.

There are tons of videos on YT that explain/show how to do this.
I'll look for some of those videos. Thanks.

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Does the signal in the kitchen have to be in HD? If not, maybe you could just use a regular antenna cable and the RF out (if available) on the other television?
I suppose not. I just figured it might be easier. I'll check that out as well.
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Old 06-10-2017, 06:07 AM   #5
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If you have cable or satellite, maybe your provider won't charge a monthly fee for another receiver in your kitchen.
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If you have cable or satellite, maybe your provider won't charge a monthly fee for another receiver in your kitchen.
Yeah, they all seem to be advertising just this idea now. I have DirecTV and there's choices/products/preferences for this kind of thing. (I'm in a tiny house where it's unneccesary.)
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If you have cable/satellite then you very likely have access to a streaming app with your package available online. Get yourself a roku streaming stick, download the streaming app for your provider, and then just run it through the internet. There will likely be a 10-15 second delay in programming, but the quality will be HD, it won't require wires, and it should prove more than suitable. I have a modest 25mbps download / 2mbps upload plan and can stream just fine.
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I do have DirecTV and thought about adding a mini genie in the kitchen but would like to also be able to have a Blu-ray playing at the same time on both TVs. It's really convenient having that arrangement with my outside setup. It's just a little more tricky with this configuration.
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I do have DirecTV and thought about adding a mini genie in the kitchen but would like to also be able to have a Blu-ray playing at the same time on both TVs. It's really convenient having that arrangement with my outside setup. It's just a little more tricky with this configuration.
I have DirecTV too, and I don't think they charge a monthly fee for an additional Genie. You can get up to 4 Genies installed per household. Syncing a blu-ray player I'm not so sure about. Do you really spend that much time in your kitchen to have a blu-ray player in it as well? A blu-ray player in a kitchen is a little bit much, especially if you have a sound system in another part of the home.
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FYI: For all of my direcTV receivers, (not including Genies) the HDMI, Component, and Composite are all always on. So you could plug in the HDMI into one set, the Composite into another and it will exactly mirror with no delay. No need to spend extra on an HDMI switch/splitter. Just buy the correct length cables.
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FYI: For all of my direcTV receivers, (not including Genies) the HDMI, Component, and Composite are all always on. So you could plug in the HDMI into one set, the Composite into another and it will exactly mirror with no delay. No need to spend extra on an HDMI switch/splitter. Just buy the correct length cables.
You cannot connect two different video cables on the same video input, it will cause interference and blackout. You will have to use one cable or the other.

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A simple experiment should prove me right or wrong. I will have you know that for many years I ran one DirecTV receiver to two TV's. One via HDMI, one over a 50' long set of component cables to my bar without issue. I moved over to the Genie system so that is unnecessary now.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:09 PM   #14
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I have DirecTV too, and I don't think they charge a monthly fee for an additional Genie. You can get up to 4 Genies installed per household. Syncing a blu-ray player I'm not so sure about. Do you really spend that much time in your kitchen to have a blu-ray player in it as well? A blu-ray player in a kitchen is a little bit much, especially if you have a sound system in another part of the home.
I wouldn't have a Blu-ray player in the kitchen. The idea is to just get the signal to the kitchen, much like I have my outdoor setup. I don't have a Blu-ray player out there. Instead, the signal is sent there from my HDMI switch/splitter, and then I have long cables running from there. I just don't see how to run cables to the kitchen, which is why I thought wireless HDMI might be the answer.

The outside setup is very convenient because I'm able to be playing the same thing inside and out, whether it be my satellite receiver, Blu-ray player, computer, Xbox. If there are a lot of people over, people can sit either place. If you have to go inside for something, you don't miss any of the movie. That's what I want for the kitchen, the exact same signal in both rooms.
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Thanks a bunch! Those links are very helpful.
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