You can do this using any box with analogue video and audio outputs by simply connecting a TV modulator.I want to watch recordings on a 2nd tv in another room that is attached via the ariel out connection. I used to be able to do this with my PVR 2100T, is it possible with the HDR - FOX T2?
Unlike the '9200 the HDR hasn't got its own modulator I'm afraid.Using my old PVR 9200T box I just had to connect the 2nd TV to the ariel out to watch recordings, why do I need a TV modulator to do the same with the HDR-FOX T2?
that is a shame, I don't think my HDR Fox T2 has got wifi capability so I would need to have a lan cable between the router and tv as well as between router and humax box, was hoping to use the ariel cable that is already in place,Unlike the '9200 the HDR hasn't got its own modulator I'm afraid.
A far better alternative to an external modulator would be to connect something to the second TV that can talk to the media server in the HDR over ethernet*. I gather HD-Fox T2 will do this but for anything else you'll have to wait for suggestions from others.
* [Edit] Or WiFi.
As far as I am aware, no "video recorder" has ever provided a modulated output for connection to a TV since broadcast telly went digital.Using my old PVR 9200T box I just had to connect the 2nd TV to the ariel out to watch recordings, why do I need a TV modulator to do the same with the HDR-FOX T2?
It does, if you fit a suitable WiFi USB dongle. There is plenty of information already on the forum about this and other methods of networking without using Ethernet.I don't think my HDR Fox T2 has got wifi capability
The 9200T did have a built in modulator; page 54 of the user manual describes how to select the channel to be used. I think the older Sky boxes also had a built in modulator but I am not aware of any current boxes that have a built in modulator.As far as I am aware, no "video recorder" has ever provided a modulated output for connection to a TV since broadcast telly went digital.
Tie a knot in your handkerchief for the next time the PVR-9200T comes up! There has already been a thread on this forum where you stated that you had not seen the Humax's previous digital PVR to the HDR-FOX T2 (the 9200T).I made the false assumption that the 9200 might have been an analogue PVR
A mate of mine described at his work place my 1st generation Humax UK digital recorder. They thought he was making it up as to them it sounded like science fiction. Obviously that was over 12 years ago. And then the 9200T came along which had significant functional improvements.I think (I'm 90% sure) the 9200 appeared while analogue was still extant and many (most?) TVs were still analogue. Most people got digital via a set-top box if not a PVR.
Could I use an hdmi 1 to 2 splitter and a long hdmi cable to the 2nd tv? for now I have still got my pvr 9200t connected to my 2nd tv and via scart to my main tv and the HDR T2 connected to the main tv via hdmi.Regardless of the academic and pointless question of whether the 9200 had a modulator or not, the T2 hasn't got one. To do what you want to do via the coax feeder, you are left with an external modulator as about the only choice.
As posted above though, there are better ways.
Digital switchover started in October 2007 in and completed in April 2012, the '9200 seems to have appeared in the UK in 2005 - I bought my original '9200 as a Humax Direct manager's special in December 2007.I think (I'm 90% sure) the 9200 appeared while analogue was still extant...