How to get rid of the coax cable running across the floor?

peanuthead

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So evidentally when my place was built years ago the builders decided to place the TV jack on a wall that there is no way a TV would be placed there. I was looking at a wireless coax extender to place between the jack and the TV. Has anyone used one of these. If so, how is the reception and quality? I'm only look at about 12 ft. of distance so I don't expect too much of an issue.
 

qbanb8582

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I've never used wireless to send video I have used it for surround sound speakers and I wasn't completely satisfied.

One thing I would take a look at is if you have a window near it. Maybe running another coax cable and using a flat cable at the window.

These adapters you can run coax and still close the window.
http://www.amazon.com/Flat-Cable-TV-Coaxial-Coupler/dp/B0002KR74A

Or use really long coax and run it along the walls.

I know your frustration a house I lived in when I was in the Air Force had them in stupid places also.

Good luck with your project.
 

bloodypulp

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if your moulding or baseboards are thick, you could run the cable inside it.
or get a HomeRun and connect it to your wireless network.
 

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There are wireless extenders.
Here's one for HDMI.
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-ScreenCast-Port-Wireless-HDMI/dp/B005NYPC1U/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1336929170&sr=8-7
They come is all shapes and sizes and price. Most require line of site. Most are HDMI which means you need a cable box or tuner to be located where the coax would be. By the same token some of these extenders have a IR repeater to take you signal back from the TV to the cable box. Or you can buy a separate one.

I think most of the extenders appear to struggle with 1080p when I looked at them a year ago. Remember, though TV is still 1080i or 720p.
 

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along baseboard until you get to a corner, run up the corner and across the ceiling edge, and down the other corner and along the baseboard
 

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Thanks everyone. I will look into the screencast/wireless option somemore but I may just may to "rig" the cable for now and come up with something more permanent when we go to sell the house.
 

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Thanks everyone. I will look into the screencast/wireless option somemore but I may just may to "rig" the cable for now and come up with something more permanent when we go to sell the house.
Its also not that difficult to run coax and make an outlet. The hardest part is actually running the cable. Its easier if you run it outside the house then go through the wall. Thats how directv did mine.
 

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Its also not that difficult to run coax and make an outlet. The hardest part is actually running the cable. Its easier if you run it outside the house then go through the wall. Thats how directv did mine.
if it is a interior wall its even easier, top floor or bottom floor ?
 

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I would be weary of any wireless solution. The second there is any small interrupt, you're going to get macroblocking/stuttering/other strange, very distracting issues with live TV. This isn't like webstreaming with buffering and all. Just my biased opinion, having not used any of the expensive solutions. Doesn't seem worth the cost

You own the house? Get into the walls and move it to where the builder should have put it to begin with :)
 

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I would be weary of any wireless solution. The second there is any small interrupt, you're going to get macroblocking/stuttering/other strange, very distracting issues with live TV. This isn't like webstreaming with buffering and all. Just my biased opinion, having not used any of the expensive solutions. Doesn't seem worth the cost

You own the house? Get into the walls and move it to where the builder should have put it to begin with :)
Totally, agree, it wouldn't be hard to do..
 

blood

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Since this is the HTPC forum. I wonder if you are using an HTPC, too. You can also consider using an HDHomeRun Prime to stream channels over Wi-Fi (wireless n needed).
 
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