June 04, 2008 by Bryant Moore
Q. I’m considering switching from cable to DirecTV. I’ve been hesitant to do so because I have 9 TV’s (7 are HD) and I didn’t want 9 receivers. However, it looks like I can easily centralize almost all of my receivers in a storage room with IR technology. Can I have one receiver serve multiple rooms and can TVs sharing a receiver watch different shows at the same time? - Darren, NC
A. You can have one receiver serve another room but the other room still has to watch whatever room 1 is watching. You could send the video output of the main box through a component video or HDMI (which ever video output you are using) distribution amp to another room. While it would still be the same thing room 1 is watching, it would have a much better picture because you wouldn’t be using the standard satellite (or coax) connection.
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A classically-trained musician and former network administrator, Bryant Moore has turned a lifelong passion for music and A/V equipment into a thriving business with Charlotte, NC based Moore Audio Design. He has over a decade of experience in designing and implementing home electronics systems.
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