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Old 04-05-2019, 03:51 PM   #1
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Receiving TV Signals...

Hi Guys!
An odd thought occurred to me, so I figure that one of you will have the answer!
Is it possible to transmit the signal from the input lane to your home cable TV box: to your Smart TVs that are resting in your motorhome?
Here's the situation:
We have Spectrum Cable TV in the house, and three LG smart TVs in the rig...
Is there some sort of wireless transmitter/receiver system available; that would allow me to "backyard camp", and still get to watch my TV?
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:07 PM   #2
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If you do a search for "Wireless TV signal transmitter" you'll find a few sources.

Of course if you still have the "Rabbit" from your younger days (70s, 80s) that might work too. But think you might have to run an electric cord from the house to the RV. I Seem to recall it broadcast signal from one TV to another via the house electrical system.
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:09 PM   #3
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Yes.

Look into a 'Sling Box'.

Been a couple of years since I used mine but I think they are still around.

It hooks up between your cable box and home TV and allows you to access it over the internet.

You will need the Sling Box app on your TV. There are app versions for phones, tablets, Roku, etc.

Check all of the above cause as I said it's been a couple of years since I used mine.

I have dropped all cable and use YouTube TV to stream to all my devices. It's the only service that I know of that does not limit you to a zone or location. So I pay once and use it at home, the cabin and the motor coach (wherever it may be). You just need decent internet everywhere.
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:17 PM   #4
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If you do a search for "Wireless TV signal transmitter" you'll find a few sources.

Of course if you still have the "Rabbit" from your younger days (70s, 80s) that might work too. But think you might have to run an electric cord from the house to the RV. I Seem to recall it broadcast signal from one TV to another via the house electrical system.
Thanks for this tip: it kind of confirms what I've been seeing...
Has anyone been using one of these setups? I'd likje to hear from someone who has been using one...
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Yes, have used hdmi wireless transmitter 4 years and they work really well. No longer now that I use Hulu Live TV. When we talk about using Hulu live TV or others, Remember I use this as Sole TV. Provider in Home in RV. In second home. My kids at College on cell phones , tablets ALL WIRELESS. All included all locations ALL SPORTS AND NEWS LIVE....ALL @ +/- $60.00 month
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Old 04-05-2019, 05:51 PM   #6
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Yes, have used hdmi wireless transmitter 4 years and they work really well. No longer now that I use Hulu Live TV. When we talk about using Hulu live TV or others, Remember I use this as Sole TV. Provider in Home in RV. In second home. My kids at College on cell phones , tablets ALL WIRELESS. All included all locations ALL SPORTS AND NEWS LIVE....ALL @ +/- $60.00 month
Thanks!
One more question:
Does the transmitter go on the input side of the cable box; or the output side?
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Bob you will get a transmitter and a receiver in the package both about a little bit bigger than a pack a cigarette. I did purchase at Best Buy and I told the salesperson there I'm keeping the Box in perfect condition if it doesn't work I will be right back here to exchange it. I was shocked the 2nd I plug them in they worked without doing anything. The picture quality is amazing I think I paid around $90 for it at the time.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:39 PM   #9
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Not sure if it still exist, but there was a device called "Jack Rabbit" that would transmit from one set to another
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Old 04-06-2019, 02:15 AM   #13
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Check with your Cable Supplier, I have Optimum (Cablevision) and If I have internet access I can log into my cable account and stream live and on Demand using my laptop hooked up to my TV with an HDMI wire.
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From the Cable website
Get the latest version of the Optimum App for laptop
Watch live TV anywhere in and out of your home.
Simply download the free optimum App to watch live TV, search and browse TV listings, schedule DVR recordings and more - all from the convenience of your laptop.
Optimum App Features:
Watch live TV anywhere in and out of your home.
Search the channel guide and browse TV listings by day, time, genre and more.
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From the Cable website
Get the latest version of the Optimum App for laptop
Watch live TV anywhere in and out of your home.
Simply download the free optimum App to watch live TV, search and browse TV listings, schedule DVR recordings and more - all from the convenience of your laptop.
Optimum App Features:
Watch live TV anywhere in and out of your home.
Search the channel guide and browse TV listings by day, time, genre and more.
***Agree Everyone SHOULD check for an app from Cable,Sat,etc. ON Android phones press "smart view" and wireless to TV. An easier way is to go on YouTube type in what you want to do for your TV connection and a twelve-year-old will walk you through it in two minutes....
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Watch Live TV and Xfinity On Demand Content Online and on Your Mobile Device
If you subscribe to Xfinity TV, you can live stream your entire channel lineups and Xfinity On Demand libraries on mobile devices or computers via the Xfinity Stream app and Xfinity Stream portal (xfinity.com/stream) while connected to your in-home Xfinity network. While out of the home, you can still live stream portions of your channel lineup and Xfinity On Demand library.

How do I access the live TV and/or Xfinity On Demand streaming features, and what devices are supported?
You can use the Xfinity Stream app on mobile devices or the Xfinity Stream portal on personal computers to watch your Xfinity TV service. The Xfinity Stream app is currently available for Apple and Android devices (see system requirements for details).
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As previously mentioned: we have Spectrum. I'll double-check with them...
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Old 04-06-2019, 12:10 PM   #18
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As previously mentioned: we have Spectrum. I'll double-check with them...
Sorry I missed that you were on the "Spectrum"

From their website:

Stream TV Live or On Demand with the Spectrum TV® App
Watch your favorite shows at home on-the-go With Spectrum TVTM and TV Channel Apps
Experience the Spectrum TV App
With the Spectrum TV App, access your full TV lineup in-home and up to 40,000 On Demand TV shows and movies in your home, on your mobile and connected devices, including phone, tablet and Roku, Xbox One and Samsung Smart TV.

Whether you’re at home or on-the-go, the Spectrum TV App gives you access to use your device and watch thousands of our latest On Demand shows and movies – you can even use the App to program your DVR.
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HDMI Transmitter/receiver

Please correct me if I am wrong because I do not own one of these "boxes" but cannot get an answer to my questions using the information supplied by the manufacturers of these items.

I would assume that the HDMI transmitter can only transmit the channel that is selected either from the TV or cable box because there is not an ATSC receiver built into these items.
I conclude that you must first locally select the TV program you are interested in on the "master" source, that being the TV, Cable box/Direct TVDVR/Game console etc. My question is this: Is there any way that the remote TV/Display can send information to the "master" device using these TX/RX HDMI boxes. Otherwise, everyone has to watch the same program being transmitted by the HDMI transmitter, the local and remote displays.
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Old 04-06-2019, 04:14 PM   #20
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There are simple electronic boxes the allow reception of over the air channels the can be recorded on a hard disk or SSD for later viewing. All that I know of require a coax or HDMI connection to the TV. Several have radio frequency remotes. You would need a box for each TV to watch separate channels simultaneously. To get signals from you house to the smart TV in your house you need a router and some cases an extender. The problem is how do you get signals from the cable TV box to the router. The easiest thing is to subscribe to DirecTV now or Hulu and watch what you want through your cellphone.



I use DirecTV and the genies have wireless capability to broadcast 5/7 channels of live TV plus 3 recorded channels simultaneously over a wireless link (video bridge and client). The genies also have WIFI receive capability, so it works with dumb TVs and monitors. Each client has it own remote and the client transmits the viewers request over the wireless link to the genie. The operation is not immediate but typical takes a second or so. Although the MC has it own dish, when the coach is parked in the drive way we watch the house's genie. Dish has a similar system.
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