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blueridgeTiger
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Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
We've screened in our covered patio and plan to put a 50 inch tv mounted on a brick wall. I'm an old fart, so please speak slowly. What do I need to do to get a wireless signal to this tv. It will be located about 25' from our existing cable connected tv in the den, but the signal will have to travel through a brick wall.


Any other thoughts on how to accomplish what I want?


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It's done now. I bought a 43" Sharp Roku TV at Best Buy. I had my SIL hang it on the brick wall. I got a good WiFi signal on the patio. I clicked on the Roku channel, picked Spectrum. Signed in to Spectrum and voilà, I have all the local channels and almost everything Spectrum offers through their cable service.
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CarRamrod
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
what are you trying to do.........best way to do this is just put a roku or amazon fire tv on the tv.


Hopeful Doc
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
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Any other thoughts on how to accomplish what I want?



Have you given any consideration to calling up a local AV company and seeing what they would charge you to run an appropriate set of cables (power, cable, ethernet... depending on your situation)?
You're looking at paying nearly $200 for something that might work.

It may be worth paying a little more to get a professional's opinion on what will work.


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GCTigahs
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best way to do this is just put a roku or amazon fire tv on the tv


Exactly what I just did. We have a decent wifi signal on our back porch. But I still grabbed our roku from our bedroom to try out first. It worked so I ordered one off Amazon. They do make a Roku with extended wifi but I didn't feel the need to get it. I added a flat antenna to the tv for around $25 that gets me ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and PBS. Very pleased with the setup.


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Neauxla
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
A ran an HMDI cable from an HDMI Splitter behind my cable box so that my porch TV is a slave to my main If I want to watch cable. If I want to watch something else, I got the TCL roku tv.


CHiPs25
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so please speak slowly.


I thought you said you were old, not Asian.


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SlickRickerz
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Do you have direct tv? I know that the direct tv genie is wireless and all you have to do is give it power. If not call and electrician or do it your self, just run the coax cable down the wall in the attic and drop it outside. Probably around a $300 job. Really easy.
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blueridgeTiger
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
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SlickRickerz


Thanks for the reply - no I have Spectrum cable wired to a tv set in the den about 30 feet from where I want to put the outdoor tv.


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jennyjones
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
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A ran an HMDI cable from an HDMI Splitter behind my cable box so that my porch TV is a slave to my main If I want to watch cable. If I want to watch something else, I got the TCL roku tv.


This is exactly the way mine is setup. Works great

I used to have a component cable running to that location before I switched to Directv. My old provider’s receiver would output both HDMI and component at the same time. Directv will not- so I simply installed an hdmi splitter and ran a new hdmi cable. Works perfectly


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AUTimbo
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
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A ran an HMDI cable from an HDMI Splitter behind my cable box so that my porch TV is a slave to my main If I want to watch cable. If I want to watch something else, I got the TCL roku tv.


Same exact thing I did for our porch, except I ran it off the bedroom tv set up. Love that TCL picture (for the price especially).

To the OP ...If buying an HDMI splitter to split a single cable/Sat box signal to go to two tv's , make sure the splitter is one that sends the highest upgrade signal to each tv.

(i.e. Our bedroom tv is a 1080 p but the porch tv is a 4K) Some splitters wil only send the signal to both tv's of the LOWEST rated resolution.

Here is the one I used
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VABuckeye
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
Personally I would not do wireless. It won't work when you want it to work most.


GFunk
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
1.) My Dad and I cut some siding off the back wall and then drilled and hung a telescoping wall mount.

2.) Drank a 6-pack during this process.

3.) Had my buddy’s electrician’s ace hand come out to run an outlet and mounted it against the stud my Dad and I attached the wall mount to.

4.) Paid him $100 for that and hanging a ceiling fan on my patio.

5.) Logged onto Amazon.

6.) Bought 50” 1080p TCL Flat Screen w/ROKU Built in. Total cost: $378.

7.) Waited 2-3 Days

8.) Opened Box.

9.) Hung TV on mount with my Dad.

10.) Drank 6-pack of beer before, during and after Step 9.

11.) Plugged TV into electrical outlet installed in Step 3.

12.) Watched TV.

Have had zero problems watching anything I pay to watch on my Cox Cable inside. Never. Ever.
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GreatBrandino
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
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A ran an HMDI cable from an HDMI Splitter behind my cable box so that my porch TV is a slave to my main If I want to watch cable. If I want to watch something else, I got the TCL roku tv.


Same here, but ran the split to an HDMI to Ethernet adapter. Ethernet cable is cheaper and I believe the run can be longer this way.


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Z28
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
Simple, AT&T UVERSE service with wireless boxes. You have access to every channel. And as a bonus you get watch every Astros game on ATT Root Sports.


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blueridgeTiger
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
New information in OP


xenon16
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
What did you use to hang on the brick?


AlxTgr
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I had my SIL hang it on the brick wall.


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blueridgeTiger
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
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What did you use to hang on the brick?


We drilled four holes in the brick with a 3/8" masonry bit; drove an anchor into the hole and screwed a horizontal plate onto the brick. We screwed two vertical brackets onto the back of the tv. We then mated the vertical brackets with the horizontal plate and it holds securely.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/Rx6XMoU.jpg



jennyjones
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Nice setup


Your tv is well protected and should do well in that location

I’m guessing haven’t done it yet, but are you planning to connect your tv to the receiver that is powering your outdoor speakers?
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blueridgeTiger
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Granbury, TX
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re: Putting TV in covered patio - Mission Accomplished
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’m guessing haven’t done it yet, but are you planning to connect your tv to the receiver that is powering your outdoor speakers?


I'm not planning to do it soon, but maybe a fall/winter project.


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