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 Question by Spencer Hoynes posted 08 Jan 2006
 CATV box
I have a boat at a marina and they provide cable TV. I can cable from their service to my TV with no problem. What I would like to do is use a transmitter to send the input to the TV rather than using a cable. This would allow me to move the TV around without having cable jacks everywhere. I found transmitters at X10 and Radio Shack etc. but they will only transmit a single channel at a time. It seems my solution is to find a CATV box with remote to hook to the transmitter or a transmitter that will send the cable spectrum to the TV. Any ideas that won't cost more than the boat?
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 10 Jan 2006
Dear Spencer,
First I think the cable supplier might get really upset that you are "broadcasting" a signal, after all that's why there is "cable".

2nd, I believe what you are attempting to do is illegal, I don't think you want the FCC after you.

I looked at the X10 and this appears to work from the output of a receiver (cable box, satellite box, etc.) I don't believe it will work directly on a cable connection but if you have a cable box with a remote then this would be the best way to go.

BTW it must be some boat to want to move the TV to different areas (:. I had a 28 footer (read sold) and I had only two areas I wanted a TV connection, on deck and in the rear cabin. For as many times as I used it I could have just temporarily ran a coax on the deck......


Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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