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Anonymous
February 27, 2005 6:12:04 PM

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How can I get both units to work via remote and using the same T.V.?

I'm thinking one can be set to channel 3 and the other to channel 4.
Cable T.V. in to both and then out from both to a T-connection which
connects to T.V. set. Do I need a switch on the T-connection?
Anyone have a setup that is working for them?
How do you get the remotes to work on only one at a time?
Do I need to block one of the IR reception ports to keep it from
working while controling the other?

Any information would be very much appreciated?

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Anonymous
February 27, 2005 6:12:05 PM

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On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:12:04 -0500, nospamcoming@me.com wrote:

>How can I get both units to work via remote and using the same T.V.?
>

With 2 Replays, there's a simple trick. From the front panel buttons,
turn one "on" and the other "off". On the remote, the 'power' button
will switch between the 2. All the other buttons will affect only the
Replay that is "on".

* There is no problem with leaving a Replay "on" all the time (other
than as described above). However, you should still turn off the TV
when not watching it.

>I'm thinking one can be set to channel 3 and the other to channel 4.

This will not work. These modulators will cause interferrance with the
next-lower channel. The presence of the output from the ch-4 modulator
will keep the ch-3 one from being viewable. To do this, you need
modulators that work at least 2 channels apart.

Anyway, RF is the LOWEST quality output available from the Replay. It
would be better to use the baseband A/V outputs. Audio uses 2 RCA
connectors (white, red centers). For video, the standard output uses a
RCA jack with a yellow center. If your TV supports YUV (component
video), you can use than (RCA jacks with green, red, blue centers).
For multiple Replays, switches are available (including automatic
ones, that select the active input). The 'power' button (as described
above) will operate this switch.

>Cable T.V. in to both and then out from both to a T-connection which
>connects to T.V. set. Do I need a switch on the T-connection?

Not for a splitter. A switch is needed when connection more than one
OUTPUT (as with the Replay outputs you described above). You don't
need a switch when connecting INPUTS.

If the signal is too weak, you may need an amplifier. Don't use one
unless you need to.

>Anyone have a setup that is working for them?

I do. I never use the RF (ch 3/4) outputs, but use the baseband
outputs and an A/V switch. This switch is remote-controlled and
switched between my 3 Replays and a DVD player.

>How do you get the remotes to work on only one at a time?

There's an easy way to do it with 2 Replays. See above.

>Do I need to block one of the IR reception ports to keep it from
>working while controling the other?
>
>Any information would be very much appreciated?

--
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has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

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Anonymous
February 27, 2005 11:25:34 PM

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You can get a remote that will conrol them seperately. Check ebay for
sources. Another way is to turn one on and leave the other off. When
you press power one will go off and the other goes on - works pretty
well actually. The best way to connect to the TV would be via the RCA
cables to seperate inputs if your TV has them (might be called VID1 and
VID2). Otherwise, you'll need a coax switch - not just a splitter.

From:nospamcoming@me.com
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> How can I get both units to work via remote and using the same T.V.?
>
> I'm thinking one can be set to channel 3 and the other to channel 4.
> Cable T.V. in to both and then out from both to a T-connection which
> connects to T.V. set. Do I need a switch on the T-connection?
> Anyone have a setup that is working for them?
> How do you get the remotes to work on only one at a time?
> Do I need to block one of the IR reception ports to keep it from
> working while controling the other?
>
> Any information would be very much appreciated?
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Anonymous
February 27, 2005 11:48:00 PM

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nospamcoming@me.com wrote:
> How can I get both units to work via remote and using the same T.V.?
>
> I'm thinking one can be set to channel 3 and the other to channel 4.
> Cable T.V. in to both and then out from both to a T-connection which
> connects to T.V. set. Do I need a switch on the T-connection?
> Anyone have a setup that is working for them?
> How do you get the remotes to work on only one at a time?
> Do I need to block one of the IR reception ports to keep it from
> working while controling the other?
>
> Any information would be very much appreciated?

Easiest way is to use AV-Input on the television if it has it. (For at
least one of them) I'd not suggest the 3/4 trick

Second would be an A/B (A/B/C/D/whatever) switch in the antenna lead
Anonymous
March 2, 2005 1:13:27 AM

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Thanks for all replies.
I have both up and running.
Used a manual switch.
Manually switch between the two depending on which one I want to watch
or program.

On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:08:23 -0600, Mark Lloyd
<mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:

>On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:12:04 -0500, nospamcoming@me.com wrote:
>
>>How can I get both units to work via remote and using the same T.V.?
>>
>
>With 2 Replays, there's a simple trick. From the front panel buttons,
>turn one "on" and the other "off". On the remote, the 'power' button
>will switch between the 2. All the other buttons will affect only the
>Replay that is "on".
>
>* There is no problem with leaving a Replay "on" all the time (other
>than as described above). However, you should still turn off the TV
>when not watching it.
>
>>I'm thinking one can be set to channel 3 and the other to channel 4.
>
>This will not work. These modulators will cause interferrance with the
>next-lower channel. The presence of the output from the ch-4 modulator
>will keep the ch-3 one from being viewable. To do this, you need
>modulators that work at least 2 channels apart.
>
>Anyway, RF is the LOWEST quality output available from the Replay. It
>would be better to use the baseband A/V outputs. Audio uses 2 RCA
>connectors (white, red centers). For video, the standard output uses a
>RCA jack with a yellow center. If your TV supports YUV (component
>video), you can use than (RCA jacks with green, red, blue centers).
>For multiple Replays, switches are available (including automatic
>ones, that select the active input). The 'power' button (as described
>above) will operate this switch.
>
>>Cable T.V. in to both and then out from both to a T-connection which
>>connects to T.V. set. Do I need a switch on the T-connection?
>
>Not for a splitter. A switch is needed when connection more than one
>OUTPUT (as with the Replay outputs you described above). You don't
>need a switch when connecting INPUTS.
>
>If the signal is too weak, you may need an amplifier. Don't use one
>unless you need to.
>
>>Anyone have a setup that is working for them?
>
>I do. I never use the RF (ch 3/4) outputs, but use the baseband
>outputs and an A/V switch. This switch is remote-controlled and
>switched between my 3 Replays and a DVD player.
>
>>How do you get the remotes to work on only one at a time?
>
>There's an easy way to do it with 2 Replays. See above.
>
>>Do I need to block one of the IR reception ports to keep it from
>>working while controling the other?
>>
>>Any information would be very much appreciated?
Anonymous
March 2, 2005 12:57:12 PM

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On Tue, 01 Mar 2005 22:13:27 -0500, nospamcoming@me.com wrote:

>Thanks for all replies.
>I have both up and running.
>Used a manual switch.
>Manually switch between the two depending on which one I want to watch
>or program.
>

You didn't say whether you're switching baseband or RF.

>On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:08:23 -0600, Mark Lloyd
><mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>
>>On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:12:04 -0500, nospamcoming@me.com wrote:
>>
>>>How can I get both units to work via remote and using the same T.V.?
>>>
>>
>>With 2 Replays, there's a simple trick. From the front panel buttons,
>>turn one "on" and the other "off". On the remote, the 'power' button
>>will switch between the 2. All the other buttons will affect only the
>>Replay that is "on".
>>
>>* There is no problem with leaving a Replay "on" all the time (other
>>than as described above). However, you should still turn off the TV
>>when not watching it.
>>
>>>I'm thinking one can be set to channel 3 and the other to channel 4.
>>
>>This will not work. These modulators will cause interferrance with the
>>next-lower channel. The presence of the output from the ch-4 modulator
>>will keep the ch-3 one from being viewable. To do this, you need
>>modulators that work at least 2 channels apart.
>>
>>Anyway, RF is the LOWEST quality output available from the Replay. It
>>would be better to use the baseband A/V outputs. Audio uses 2 RCA
>>connectors (white, red centers). For video, the standard output uses a
>>RCA jack with a yellow center. If your TV supports YUV (component
>>video), you can use than (RCA jacks with green, red, blue centers).
>>For multiple Replays, switches are available (including automatic
>>ones, that select the active input). The 'power' button (as described
>>above) will operate this switch.
>>
>>>Cable T.V. in to both and then out from both to a T-connection which
>>>connects to T.V. set. Do I need a switch on the T-connection?
>>
>>Not for a splitter. A switch is needed when connection more than one
>>OUTPUT (as with the Replay outputs you described above). You don't
>>need a switch when connecting INPUTS.
>>
>>If the signal is too weak, you may need an amplifier. Don't use one
>>unless you need to.
>>
>>>Anyone have a setup that is working for them?
>>
>>I do. I never use the RF (ch 3/4) outputs, but use the baseband
>>outputs and an A/V switch. This switch is remote-controlled and
>>switched between my 3 Replays and a DVD player.
>>
>>>How do you get the remotes to work on only one at a time?
>>
>>There's an easy way to do it with 2 Replays. See above.
>>
>>>Do I need to block one of the IR reception ports to keep it from
>>>working while controling the other?
>>>
>>>Any information would be very much appreciated?

--
Mark Lloyd
has a Replay 5xxx
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

"The idea that there is an invisible being who
created and still runs this old universe is so
childish, so obviously contrived, that it is hard to
believe anyone with even a modicum of education can
still fall for that scam."
!