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DVD player and Shaw Gateway box

pcryan
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How can you connect a DVD player via a Shaw Gateway box? I have the main Gateway box in one room and the remote (Arris Portal MP2150) in another.

Using RCA cables I want to connect a DVD player to the Arris Portal MP2150 box.

Help? Thanks all!

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Sounds like the HDMI switcher would be an easier solution...

bostonbob
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@pcryan wrote:

I had the connection direct via HDMI in my gym but now that the DVD Player is in my living room - and the TV is wall mounted with HDMI cable inside the walls ... makes it a challenge. I guess if worse comes to worse i will have to run a 2nd HDMI thru the walls or use a HDMI switcher. 


Sounds like the HDMI switcher would be an easier solution as long as you have a spot to place it on. By the way - a lot of newer TVs have cable inputs either on the side or on the front which would make it possible to just use the HDMI cables.

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Why do you want to do this?

rstra
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Why do you want to do this?

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No you don't - you connect the DVD player to the TV. By t...

bostonbob
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@pcryan wrote:

How can you connect a DVD player via a Shaw Gateway box? I have the main Gateway box in one room and the remote (Arris Portal MP2150) in another.

Using RCA cables I want to connect a DVD player to the Arris Portal MP2150 box.


No you don't - you connect the DVD player to the TV. By the way - it's much better to connect it the DVD player to the TV via an HDMI cable or component cables ( red, green and blue ) as it will give you a much better picture.

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Thanks Boston Bob The RCA cables are an ugly compromise....

pcryan
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Thanks Boston Bob

The RCA cables are an ugly compromise.

I had the connection direct via HDMI in my gym but now that the DVD Player is in my living room - and the TV is wall mounted with HDMI cable inside the walls ... makes it a challenge. I guess if worse comes to worse i will have to run a 2nd HDMI thru the walls or use a HDMI switcher. 

Cheers

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Sounds like the HDMI switcher would be an easier solution...

bostonbob
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@pcryan wrote:

I had the connection direct via HDMI in my gym but now that the DVD Player is in my living room - and the TV is wall mounted with HDMI cable inside the walls ... makes it a challenge. I guess if worse comes to worse i will have to run a 2nd HDMI thru the walls or use a HDMI switcher. 


Sounds like the HDMI switcher would be an easier solution as long as you have a spot to place it on. By the way - a lot of newer TVs have cable inputs either on the side or on the front which would make it possible to just use the HDMI cables.

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Bizarrely the front HDMI input is a Godsend for us at wor...

pcryan
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Bizarrely the front HDMI input is a Godsend for us at work as we use them with our patient information / tracking panels at hospitals. Installs cost us a lot less.

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