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What hardware (if any) do I need to run another TV

DRS
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Hi There,

I am so confused and need some "straight to the point, once and for all" answer.  I  have had conflicting information on what I need to run another tv.

I currently have a PVR and one tv.  I am looking at installing another tv in my bedroom so that I can watch my recordings while in bed.  Do I need another 'box'?  I always thought that was the beauty of Telus, you could record your programs and watch in any room.  But then I heard I need to attach a box to my tv in the bedroom - which would be a hassle as i have limited space.  Hoping I can get away with leaving my PVR in the living room and simply mount my tv in the bedroom and voila!  

In addition, if I do require another piece of hardware, can i get a refurbished one and install myself?  I seem to recall reading and hearing from a representative that I have to pay for a technician to come out!!!?!?!??!  Seems ridiculous but hoping someone can help clarify for me.

 

Thanks so much  Smiley Happy

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To clarify... you leave your PVR where it is today.... For your other TV's.... you get much smaller cable boxes.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kRk13zPbtQ

 

Telus offers "wireless" cable boxes, so your additional TV's can be located wherever there is a 120v outlet.  If space is a premium.... some mount the cable boxes to the back of the TV.  Your remote may have difficulties getting a weak signal without line of sight.  I can have 3 additional wireless cable boxes to my PVR.  So I have FOUR TV's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qzeTAaFnUY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDFODKusAOI

 

At this time.... wireless cable boxes are limited to 1080.  You still need wired cable box if you want a 4K signal.

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NFtoBC
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You will need a Cisco ISB7105 'box' to connect your TV to the wireless network in your house, and receive signals from your remote control. You will also need either a T3200M gateway, or an access point which connects to your current gateway, and creates the wireless network to which the Cisco device connects. The ISB7105 could be mounted below the TV.

 

NFtoBC
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So I require 2 additional boxes or is access point simply a virtual connection?

And this is what I need to pay a technician to come out for, I cannot do this myself??

NFtoBC
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@DRS wrote:
So I require 2 additional boxes or is access point simply a virtual connection?


Two - one at your gateway, and one at the TV.


And this is what I need to pay a technician to come out for, I cannot do this myself??

As far as I know, the devices are only available through a Telus tech. I've never paid for a Tech visit. Telus will want to have certainty their equipment is properly set up.


 

 

 

 

 

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Hmmmm, now even more confused. 2 additional boxes, wow?! May want to rethink this and Telus!!😳
Thanks for your time.

To clarify... you leave your PVR where it is today.... For your other TV's.... you get much smaller cable boxes.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kRk13zPbtQ

 

Telus offers "wireless" cable boxes, so your additional TV's can be located wherever there is a 120v outlet.  If space is a premium.... some mount the cable boxes to the back of the TV.  Your remote may have difficulties getting a weak signal without line of sight.  I can have 3 additional wireless cable boxes to my PVR.  So I have FOUR TV's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qzeTAaFnUY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDFODKusAOI

 

At this time.... wireless cable boxes are limited to 1080.  You still need wired cable box if you want a 4K signal.

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Thank you xl, I think I get it now- much less confused!! I guess I'll need to call Telys and set up an appointment then if I wanna proceed 😜.

I just got my 3rd extra box.  Was $40 for shipping and $5 per month to rent. They first said I needed tec to come out for $100 to set up box, but then back peddaled when I said no way to price.

So play hardball is your suggestion?! 😉 I like that Candytuff-thanks for posting!!