07:35AM | 01/03/03
Member Since: 01/02/03
1 lifetime posts
I have a sewing room and a workout room that share a common wall. I am wondering what a good way would be to share 1 tv, dvd/vcr player with both rooms. I am not in either room long enough to warrant a separate tv/dvd/vcr set up for each. Plus I didn't want to split my cable line again. (I was thinking on somehow being able to swivel (and pull out)the tv/dvd/vcr player to whatever room I wanted through the wall - sort of like a big picture window with a kitchen cabinet installed inside - one that opens from the front and the back - one side in the sewing room and one side in the workout room. If this is viable, won't I have a problem with both electrical lines (tv and dvd player) and the tv cable line getting all tangled up behind the tv when I swivel the unit? I was thinking of putting the three lines up through a piece of PVC pipe, above the suspended ceiling. I would however have to relocate my existing electrical outlet and cable outlet from the sewing room wall and attach to one of my rafters above the suspended ceiling.
I am very much a newbie in this type of project. The most I have done to date is to put up peg board and molding in my sewing room. So this project is well beyond my current scope - but I'm willing to learn and try something a little bit more complex - - no guts no glory!!

Info: The sewing room side of the common wall has peg board over the studs and has both an electrical outlet and a cable outlet; the workout room side of the common wall has panelling over studs. Also, these rooms are in my basement which has recently had a suspended ceiling installed. Also, tv/dvd/vcr/cable is currently hooked up and properly running in my sewing room.

All ideas are welcome!!
Mucho thanks!


Ender Holden

05:51PM | 01/07/03
Member Since: 01/06/03
7 lifetime posts
You are looking at no easy task. If you wish to use the same tv you are looking at some moderate construction going on in both rooms and it will require a lot of planning. The easiest solution for your problem probably would be to get a 2nd TV. Buying a 2nd dvd player and vcr would become rather expensive though. Your best bet would be to take the coaxial cable that hooks into the back of your tv and hook it to a 2 way splitter and the run 1 cable to each room from that splitter. you would want to purchase what is called an IR/UHF pyramid. that piece of equipment would allow you to use a UHF(Ultra High Frequency) remote in either room without having to be directly in front of your vcr or dvd player to operate them. The pyramid itself recieves a signal from the remote and then sends a signal to the respective piece of equipment. You should be able to get all the equipment you need at a local radio shack at a relatively low cost. Much cheaper than remodeling the whole room with a lazy susan type device.


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