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Old 03-06-2011, 06:37 AM   #1
A couch and an HDTV to go please.
 

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I'm about to order FiOS and have an issue. One of my tv's is up against a wall and there is no horizontal space for a box. Direct TV was able to install one box in a living room and run a signal from a splitter to the wall tv. Meaning I would need to change the channel in the living room to watch the wall tv.

Is this something a FiOS installer can do or is the service different from Direct TV?
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:50 AM   #2
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Is this a wall mounted HDTV ? Is there a closet next to, or on the reverse side of this wall? Is there AC outlet behind the wall mount TV WITH a second available outlet?

Im ASSUMING that your TV being fed by coax is NOT getting an HD signal. From Verizon, a DCT adapter, or "kitchen" box takes up a lot less space.

Just need more specifics.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:01 AM   #3
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I reread your post. I have never edited a post so many times trying to clearly explain myself !


. It seems you have two TV's getting the same signal from 1 cable box. Are you doing this to save money or because you have no other choice ? I know it would annoy me immensely to go to another room to change channels.

If you WANT the same signal as the Living Room TV then Yes, Vz can do the same thing DirecTV is doing.


If you would LIKE to have this TV get its own channels, there are some possibilities.

If you have a closet next to, or on the reverse side of this wall TV, it could be possible to actually get an HD box installed. You can actually utilize an HDMI connection giving your TV an HD signal. This situation puts the HD BOX in your closet and you can use an IR (InfraRed) extender to have access to changing channels. Example of an IR extender: http://www.amazon.com/Infrared-Recei...9420314&sr=8-5 . The hard part may be getting an HDMI cord to the TV. Reverse side of the wall could be easy. Some situations become tricky in getting electric to the cable box. If theres an AC outlet in the closet; GREAT. If not, could you be willing to have an extension cord go into the closet? Or have an electrrician install an AC outlet in this closet?

If you dont care about HD, then using a DCT700 might be a possibility. In situations like these, it would be nice if the DCT had an HDMI output, but it doesnt. You would only have standard def channels this way. With smaller widescreen TV's, this may not be a big deal. The DCT700 is small enough to possibly hang BEHIND the wall mount TV . You hang it behind the TV in such a way where the remote control can get line-of-sight. But you do need electric to power it.

REALLY hard to answer this type of question online. haha
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:35 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.

I'm not doing it to save money. The wall tv only has 5" of room outward and it's in a major walkway. The only way I could imagine verizon putting a box there would be to mount it flush against the wall facing down.

If I want to split a signal from the living room tv to the wall tv, what should I do? Tell verizon I have one tv to hook up and talk to the installer onsite?
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:43 AM   #5
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Never thought to measure the DCT. I would guess its about 1.5-2 inches thick, so it might fit BEHIND your TV. Here is a picture of it from the Moto site.

http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US...P_DCT700_US_EN (please dont READ what it says on that site, use for photo purpose only ! , Verizons DCT's are NOT interactive right now, no IPG, On-demand ect. You only get all the channels youre subscribed to) They are $4 a month.

Again, I have hung these behind TV's so that its end sticks out JUST ENOUGH so channels can be changed.

If you prefer to keep your current set-up, it doesnt matter what you tell Verizon. The installer should have any type of box you need stocked on his truck.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:01 PM   #6
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Thanks, I'll let you know what happens.
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