hdmi splitter and hdmi ir extender


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hello there just looking for some advice as have been searching for a while now with no luck of an answer. basically i have my main sky+ hd box split to 3 different tvs from an av cabinet all via an hdmi splitter. alongside this i have coax cable splitter and 3 feeds to each tv each with a magic eye so can control box from each tv. i am about to add a 4th tv to my splitter and hdmi already in place but no coax. i was wondering if a hdmi ir sender would work instead of me buying and running more coax cable and a magic eye. would it be a case of plugging the hdmi ir extender into the sky box and this would still transmit through the splitter and reach my new 4th feed at the tv? i have found this one looks basic and easy enough. just wondering if anyone has any experience before i waste my money on it? cheers

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As HDMI doesnt actually have a support for IR over HDMI these devices steal a HDMI line which can mean it wont work with all equipment. Its usually the CEC line so make sure you turn off cec on all devices (BraviaLink, Anynet, etc)

The device wouldnt plug into the sky box at all it would plug into the end of the 4th HDMI cable at the SKybox location (they generally cant transmit the IR through a splitter) then place the IR transmiter (blaster) in front of the SKy box.

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