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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

I currently get Cablecom's basic package (which includes the British terrestrial channels and the media box with the in-built DVR) and 20MB broadband for CHF 50-something per month. The basic Swisscom package (with 10MB broadband) is currently CHF 99 per month. Granted, that does include a phone package, but that doesn't cost 40-50 francs a month.

@Joey82 - do you know exactly which Ruckus device your parents use? It's not entirely clear from their website which device would transmit TV around the home, and isn't built for large-scale transmissions.

I've emailed them and will update this thread once I've heard back from them.
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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

Here's what I got back from Ruckus:

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Thanks for your interest, but I am afraid we cannot help you. Our equipment is designed to move IPTV signal wirelessly, so you would need to convert you TV signal to IPTV to enable you to do that.
So how do the Swisscom boxes achieve this? Their boxes must be able to output something other than the normal HDMI or SCART signal (i.e. IPTV, which is presumably some sort of MPEG multicast?)
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Old 02.12.2010, 09:03
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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

I have a couple of systems if someone (locally) wants to try them. Worked well in a small apartment, but not suitable for our house.
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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

What do these "systems" entail? I.e., by what means do they transmit the TV signal?
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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

Just wanted to see if anyone found a solution as I have the same issue. We are moving to a new apartment and there is one TV point in the open plan living space but it is on the wrong wall. We want only one TV (with cablecom) but don't want to put the TV in the place that they installed the cable point and the distance to the other wall is too long for a cable and would have to go up and around the opeing to the hallway - very messy. We were looking at transmitters for HDMI systems and in the UK they are about £150 to £180 so don't want to buy one if they don't work!!

Any success stories - or even failures - to avoid wasting money - would be appreciated.
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Old 09.12.2011, 13:53
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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

we use a slingbox and a sling catcher with a powerline network works great, but probably not the cheapest solution but does have the advantage that you can also watch TV outside of the home in a hotel for example
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we use a slingbox and a sling catcher with a powerline network works great, but probably not the cheapest solution but does have the advantage that you can also watch TV outside of the home in a hotel for example
Not sure what all that means so I'll have to do some research but we only want to be able to position the TV independently of where the point is on the wall. Only one TV and only in the house not wanting to watch through the PC/laptop.
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Old 09.12.2011, 15:23
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Just wanted to see if anyone found a solution as I have the same issue. We are moving to a new apartment and there is one TV point in the open plan living space but it is on the wrong wall. We want only one TV (with cablecom) but don't want to put the TV in the place that they installed the cable point and the distance to the other wall is too long for a cable and would have to go up and around the opeing to the hallway - very messy. We were looking at transmitters for HDMI systems and in the UK they are about £150 to £180 so don't want to buy one if they don't work!!
Any solution that uses wireless will never works as well as having the cable TV signal direct at the TV.

Consider running some ducting channels around the walls, works well and not very noticeable. That's what I use. My TV location has no power, Ethernet, cablec TV or cable Radio. So I run all 4 cables in some ducting I bought from Obi. And you hardy notice it.
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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

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Here's what I got back from Ruckus:



So how do the Swisscom boxes achieve this? Their boxes must be able to output something other than the normal HDMI or SCART signal (i.e. IPTV, which is presumably some sort of MPEG multicast?)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iptv

swisscom send the tv signal over IP into your home router. This then goes out via cabled ethernet to your primary TV decoder box (from swisscom) which outputs via an HDMI cable into the TV.

The Ruckus router connects into the same home router (via normal ethernet cable) so bridging the signal into it. It then delivers an IPTV signal wirelessly into the Ruckus receiving device which receives the signal and forwards it via an ethernet connection into the second decoder box you have in your other room. The output of this second decoder box is another HDMI cable and this plugs into your second TV.

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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

I believe you are looking for something like "wireless media transmitter" (i.e. look at Digitec, under Accessories). We have Marmitek 5.8Ghz including TV tuner (analogue), but the reception is not really that good - we have very thick concrete walls, and TV is on the different level. But if you have direct sight, it shall be very OK. There are also models with HDMI.
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we use a slingbox and a sling catcher with a powerline network works great, but probably not the cheapest solution but does have the advantage that you can also watch TV outside of the home in a hotel for example
Unfortunately, they don't make the sling catchers anymore. And even if you found one on ebay: wouldn't work with the Slingbox models currently on sale.

Anyway - I'd say Slingbox is the only way to go. Very expensive because it requires a PC or Mac (e.g. a Mac mini) connected to the 2nd TV, but works like a charm. We've been using Slingbox(es) for years for this purpose. The Cablecom Box sits in a rack in our cellar, where the cable signal comes in. Hooked up to a Slingbox Pro. We can watch TV anywhere in the house (and in the world, for that matter), both using WiFi and twisted pair network hookups.

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Unfortunately, they don't make the sling catchers anymore. And even if you found one on ebay: wouldn't work with the Slingbox models currently on sale.

Anyway - I'd say Slingbox is the only way to go. Very expensive because it requires a PC or Mac (e.g. a Mac mini) connected to the 2nd TV, but works like a charm. We've been using Slingbox(es) for years for this purpose. The Cablecom Box sits in a rack in our cellar, where the cable signal comes in. Hooked up to a Slingbox Pro. We can watch TV anywhere in the house (and in the world, for that matter), both using WiFi and twisted pair network hookups.

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Interesting - we have two sling catchers and they work fine, even after we had to replace our original slingbox after it gave up the ghost
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Old 11.12.2011, 10:18
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Interesting - we have two sling catchers and they work fine, even after we had to replace our original slingbox after it gave up the ghost
I tried one with our Slingbox Pro HD and it never worked. Support told us that they don't work with the HD boxes. Shortly after, they took them off the market.

I just did a quick search on toppreise.ch - and they definitely aren't being sold anymore.
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Old 11.12.2011, 10:33
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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

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Swisscom's top non-fibre optic residential offering is also 20,000 kBit/s and I've found it to be very, very reliable -- no outages in 1.5 years. Also no drop-off in speed at peak periods, which I understand to be a problem with cable.

As for cost, I don't know how they stack up vs Cablecom, but if you take broadband, phone and TV as a package, Swisscom's package is CHF125 per month all up, including a set-top box with recording capability and free calls in CH. They had a "4 months free" offer recently, dunno if it's still on. If you have fibre optic lines, you can get 50,000 kBit/s broadband ... more expensive, though.

We have Cablecom with 50,000kbs + TV + free calls each month to CH fixed network for 75CHF/month and can upgrade to 100kbs + TV + free international calls to fixed lines for 99CHF. 50CHF a month seems a significant difference even the top Cablecom package is 25CHF under Swisscom. We left them some time ago and have found Cablecom to be significantly more reliable.

The issue we were experiencing at the time was that whenever the phone was used on incoming or outgoing calls the internet and TV dropped out. They may have sorted that issue by now but hard to justify why they are so expensive compared to Cablecom
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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

I have a Konig Brand av sender/reciever set between my living room and an adjacent bedroom. Audio is fine, video quality is good but intermittently would get interference lines on video and an audio buzz, fixed by changing the xm/recieve channel but annoying if you have to get up every 15 minutes, It transmits in the 2.4Ghz range and I guess there are a lot of wireless gizmos using this range in my neighboorhood. I read somewhere the 5.8Ghz range is cleaner as there are less of wireless appliances using 5.8.
I will be listening to this thread for any breakthroughs.
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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

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I'm looking for some way of transmitting my cablecom signal through to my bedroom to watch on a second TV.

We only have 1 cablecom socket in the apartment - right next to where the main living room TV currently sits. The bedroom TV is about 25 or 30 feet away, with the hallway in between (i.e. not a single wall).

I've already tried the Philips microwave TV sender that Interdiscount sell, but there's so much breakthrough on the audio (every 2 seconds or so) that you actually find yourself getting angry while watching it.

Surely there's a way to do this using wi-fi? I've thought about using a SlingBox, but given that this solution would also require a SlingCatcher, it's a very expensive solution.

Does anyone have any ideas how to transmit my TV signal from one side of my apartment to the other that doesn't involve one of these hopeless microwave senders?

(I also went through several of those microwave TV senders back in the UK about 2 years ago - none of them worked.)
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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

Question, could one possibly connect multiple tvs to this ruckus device?
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Re: Transmitting TV signal wirelessly around my apartment

Has there been any solution found for cablecom situation? SuzyBG question?

I see on Naxoo website that they talk of 'Kit CPL', which I understand is the solution through electric network. What puzzles me however that in French it appears they put this in the context of 'video-on-demand' and no mention of just a normal TV watching -it is mentioned in the pdf manual on 'video on demand' but not on the box manual itself.

If the box itself is in the other room (without cable TV point), what is the CPL device connected to in the main room (with the cable TV point)?

Can anyone enlighten me if they had an experience with this solution?

http://www.naxoo.ch/tv/equipements/naxoo-one.aspx

Kit CPL:

"Dans le cas où votre décodeur n'est pas dans la même pièce que votre modem internet, vous pouvez les relier grâce au kit CPL.
Il vous suffit de brancher chaque adaptateur fournit, que vous aurez préalablement relié à chaque appareil, sur les prises électriques de chaque pièce. Cette solution est également valable si vous ne disposez pas d’un câble Ethernet suffisamment long. En vente au naxoo shop pour seulement CHF 59.-."
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