Do wireless TV senders work well?

Brian Perry

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I am interesting in sending my DirecTivo feed to my basement TV via a wireless transmitter. Best Buy has a couple of devices that purport to do this, as does this product:

http://www.x10.com/products4/google/...eo_sender.html

I'm just wondering if these things work decently and what the quality loss is, if any. Do they interefere with routers or wireless phones? Anyone have experience?

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ColinM

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I'd love to hear about this as well. If I had to stick with an HD set with only one RF input, I'd have to use that input for an antenna - leaving only S-vid for my Dish SD DVR, which is noisy, and therefore in the basement.

Parts Express has the same Terk model as BB, and also a cheaper version.

http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....ctGroup_ID=464
 

Allan Jayne

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It's (at least the Terk is) VHS quality, not "DVD quality" let alone HDTV quality. Or you could call it DVD quality when compared to a DVD player connected through an RF modulator to a TV's antenna jack.

The Terk model mentioned has a choice of transmission channels in addition to the channel 3/4 selection at the TV in case your neighbor also has one and might interfere with yours. It will commandeer the antenna jack on your TV but you can get an A/B switch aka TV/game switch for TV antennas to get around this limitation.

Aside from that, I am sure it will work.

Video hints:
http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm

The problem with those walkie talkies suggested for Disney World outings is that lots of people have them and the few frequency channels available are cluttered with conversations.
 

Eric Samonte

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I used to have the X10 ones and they worked fine when I had them. My advice is to go get a pair at a Radio Shack and just try them out. At least u can easily return them if they do not perform for u.
 

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