[mythtv-users] Way out idea on watching same thing in multiplerooms
beww at beww.org
Tue Jan 5 19:41:27 UTC 2010
On Tuesday 05 January 2010 12:25:35 pm Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > Been following this thread, and I wonder:
> > If you truly want the same thing at the same time in multiple rooms, why
> > not distribute the video/audio, perhaps over-the-air by using RF. There
> > used to be the "Video Rabbits", and for the real old timers, the
> > "DuMitters", that would simply broadcast the signal at low power over a
> > small area, using an unused UHF channel in your area.
> > Would be hard for HD, as you'd need an ATSC modulator, but there would be
> > absolutely no issue with latency, or multicast problems.
> > Just a (probably impractical) thought.
> It's cost prohibitive. An low-end ATSC modulator board costs around
> $1500.00, and if it is powerful enough to pickup a signal from more
> than a few feet away you are likely to get a visit from the FCC.
Not as long as you comply with Part 15 (under 100 mw., less than 10' antenna).
> It was much simpler back in the analog days where all you needed was
> an amplifier for whatever signal was being pumped out of your VCR.
Just wanted to make sure you had at least considered such a solution.
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