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I want to take coaxial cable and stream it wireless to projector

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July 30, 2012 7:20:31 PM

Ok here is my situation. My living room TV is just plugged into the coaxial cable right into the wall. No set top box of any sort.

I want to take that cable tv signal and send it wireless into another room to hook up to my projector. It doesn't need to be HD quality, but at least regular tv quality.

I have found a lot of devices that have RCA inputs to stream the audio/video, but can't figure out how to use the coaxial cable to make those work.

Thanks for any advice.
a b x TV
July 30, 2012 7:33:18 PM

First question, how are you getting an rf cable signal to your projector. I have not seen one with coaxial inputs, and a cable tuner. If the projector has no tuner, you still need one (a cable tuner). My experience with these units has been very poor image quality. Every time i've used them, the signal is very noisy, and the sender/receiver are extremely picky with placement and aiming. If you have any way at all to run a coax to the projector, I'd highly recommend it.

http://www.amazon.com/Terk-Technologies-Leapfrog-LF-30S...
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July 30, 2012 7:55:33 PM

The projector does not have coaxial inputs or a tuner.

I need to take the digital cable tv signal from my television(no set top box, just straight from the wall into the TV) and transmit that wireless to the projector(in another room) where it will be plugged in by RCA cables.
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a b x TV
July 30, 2012 8:01:57 PM

If you do not care about HDTV, then you need to pick up a set top box such as :

http://www.amazon.com/iview-2000STB-Tuner-Receiver--Bla...
(edit, found a better tuner)

As well as the wireless TERK device i linked before. This will take your cable signal (HD, or regular cable), and send it to your projector via non HDTV composite video wirelessly. You will get a maximum resolution of 480i.



If you DO care about HDTV, you will need a standalone QAM cable tuner like:

http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdtv-tuner.html

As well as a wireless HDTV receiver/sender like this:

http://www.techiefinds.com/computers/computer-networkin...


The second option will run you $500-$600, but will transimt 1080i/720p HDTV signals.

Those are your options.
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July 30, 2012 8:08:47 PM

Best answer selected by saxrulez.
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July 30, 2012 8:08:53 PM

Thanks, exactly what I was looking for!
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a b x TV
July 30, 2012 8:09:31 PM

You're welcome! Let us know how it turns out!

:) 

/cheers
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July 30, 2012 8:56:19 PM

One more thought.

Would this work?

http://www.amazon.com/SiliconDust-HDHomeRun-Definition-...

The cable that I use to watch TV right now is right next to my router. I also have a PC that is going to be in proximity to the projector. If I'm reading all of this right, I think this would actually work for me.

The PC is Intel E8400 3.06 ghz. 4gb Ram.
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a b x TV
July 30, 2012 9:17:20 PM

I actually use the HD HomeRun Prime at home(same thing, but with a cable card). I highly recommend this route! Fair warning, If you are using wireless, upgrade to 150MB 802.11n. On 54MB 802.11g, the HD video can have framerate issues. If at all possible, run a 1GB hard line to the computer. Also, you could possibly need an actual video card. I ended up using an Nvidia 440GT, The 8400GS i had wouldn't do 1080p very well. If you're only doing broadcast, you should be ok with on board video.
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July 30, 2012 9:26:16 PM

Awesome news. Much cheaper than the other routes I was considering. I'll have to check my desktop's wireless card to see if it is N right now. I know the router is.

I have an Nvidia 8600 GT, so I may be ok. I don't plan on doing any recording but may upgrade in the future. I am really just getting this to be able to watch football games I get on cable on the projector.

Thanks again for all the help.

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a b x TV
July 30, 2012 9:30:41 PM

Yep, 8600GT is fine. This acts as a nifty DVR. I picked up this nice little remote control for the system:
http://www.amazon.com/Pinnacle-Remote-Windows-Media-Cen...

My only complaint, no delete button for an entire series, it's really easy to stack up a bunch of recordings, and have to delete them one at a time. I'm sure i could program a button to do that, i'm just too lazy. You said you're not planning on recording, so it might be a non/issue.
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