Want TV, don't have a coax drop....

steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
edited May 11 in Electronics
Ok you tech geeks, you saved my bacon on the 4G/LTE internet solution; so.........

I want DirecTV on my patio, but of course there's no coaxial run. I'm looking at solutions such as wireless HDMI xmit/rec devices like the Actiontec mywirelessTV system. Are there better solutions? Any ideas? My family room sat box would be in easy transmit range, as it leads right onto the patio....

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 7,514
    I believe there is Direct TV Wireless Genie
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I believe there is Direct TV Wireless Genie

    I was looking for less costly solution...
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
    Looking into the Genie further, I think your right TXcoastal...probably the best solution. Thanks man.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 7,514
    I've just had problems over the years with RF based video transmissions, sometimes they work sometimes their glitchy

    I believe you need a bridge though but I think there's a package deal for about $170


  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
    Just ordered the upgrade for our upcoming move. I got a bunch of discounts because we haven't upgraded in like 8 years. No installation fee. COOL.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 7,514
    Wow you're moving

    Always thought the place you lived in was sweet

    Good luck on the move
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
    Thanks. Got tired of all the maintenance out there, so we're moving closer to town. I also MISS my pool, so we're gonna fix that.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,218
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Thanks. Got tired of all the maintenance out there, so we're moving closer to town. I also MISS my pool, so we're gonna fix that.

    Say what ?? I thought your dream was to have acreage ? I thought for sure you'd drop a pool in there at some point.
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,440
    edited May 11
    The wireless Genie works pretty well - the latest versions seem to have gotten rid of the "lag" and the sluggish program guide. We use one in my daughter's room. They will put a cisco router in place to setup it's own private wireless network.
  • msgmsg Posts: 2,897
    I never thought you'd give up gravel raking.
  • msgmsg Posts: 2,897
    Wait a minute, what maintenance?!?
    Wasn't it just all rocks and scrub?
    And pulling out arrows after Indian attacks?
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 3,900
    Roku, with the DirecTV app?
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
    Mowing, weed killing, non-stop in the summer months. I've got FISHING to do. Positioning ourselves for retirement soon. Taxes out there were rediculous too. Found a nice home in town on a 1/3 acre lot just screaming for a pool and small shop. Plenty big, w/ a 3-car garage and RV gate.
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 4,670
    Good for you Steve. Gotta do what makes you happy. I remember how impressive the pics of your place were, but man it's gonna feel good to consolidate a bit.

    Good luck!
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 3,416
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Mowing, weed killing, non-stop in the summer months. I've got FISHING to do. Positioning ourselves for retirement soon. Taxes out there were rediculous too. Found a nice home in town on a 1/3 acre lot just screaming for a pool and small shop. Plenty big, w/ a 3-car garage and RV gate.

    The main question is what about the wife? I thought the Santa Fe was her dream house!? As long as you can make her happy with the new one, more power to ya!
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
    Bev is more excited than I am about the move. She's the fiscally responsible one in this family.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,218
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Bev is more excited than I am about the move. She's the fiscally responsible one in this family.

    Yeah but, she can't shoot lizards in a subdivision lot.....riding side saddle. lol Man, I really dug your previous joint, still remember the work you did in the bathroom. Gorgeous bro....and the pool area was fantastic to boot.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
    edited May 16
    I'm gonna hook this new place up as well. Pool going in next spring, work shop going in this summer. My wife says my decorating skills make me borderline ghey, so she wants me to decorate again. I know....I don't know where it comes from, but I'm good at it.

    We're actually alot closer to shooting land, so I'm pretty pumped about that, as I have 2 new guns I haven't shot yet (Glock 21 and a Walther PPQ).
  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 1,410
    edited June 1
    @steveinaz This may be a moot point now (or if you are a fan of Friends a "moo" point, cuz as Joey says, "cows don't care"), but Roku finally has a DirecTV "channel". DirecTV Now

    https://www.yahoo.com/tech/m/c6bf691a-46e7-3a4e-844b-b9fa8bd5da45/ss_directv-now-lands-on-roku.html

    EDIT: Oops, looks like that's a separate pay option. I thought it would free if you already had DirecTV.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
    We got DirecTV Genie installed. Perfect solution.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 2,929
    Where did ya come from where did ya go, Steve in A zo?
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
    edited June 8
    Just moved from Hereford back to Sierra Vista. About a 20 mile move, Northward.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,218
    steveinaz wrote: »
    We got DirecTV Genie installed. Perfect solution.

    All ya need now is a waterproof remote....watch tv from the pool. That's livin' pal. Add a floating bar and I may visit ya sooner than you think. :)
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 17,659
    edited June 9
    I have to tip my hat to Sanyo. I have this 32" LCD HDTV which has been on the patio continously now for 7 years; 24/7 all seasons, and the thing still works fine.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 2,929
    Life without TV is better.
  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 1,015
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Just moved from Hereford back to Sierra Vista. About a 20 mile move, Northward.

    Nice! My wife is from Douglas and we stop by Bisbee all the time.
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