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Help with remote extender

Discussion in 'Smart Home, Climate Control & Security Forum' started by Sammy Jankis, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Sammy Jankis

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    Hello

    I have moved all my AV kit into a cupboard (my 10 month old daughter will soon be able to stick toast in the video and pour her drink in the amp) and I need a to work out the best remote extender solution. The kit includes a telewest cable box as well as an amp, video and DVD player. I know the cable box has a different set of ir protocols so my question is how do I control the kit through a cupboard door?
    Do I buy a Power Mid and a Red Eye? Or a Digi Eye? Or a Xantech? I have a Pronto (940) so I can programme that if I have to.

    Thanks for any help.

    Sammy
     
  2. embees

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    watching this thread with interest, i have the same problem but with the added issues of rf video/sound distribution to two other rooms and rf wireless network..

    im thinking so far, digi eye, plus wired solution, dont want to add more rf, although cheaper..
     
  3. SimonO

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    I've got a similar setup to you guys... I've got a Pace Di4000-N (NTL) cable box with a Red-Eye and all my other kit in a cabinet in the living room... I've installed a hard wired Xantech repeater in this room with the reciever mounted behind a speaker grille cloth panel...

    I've also got a Philips VL1200 wireless video sender hooked up to the VCR SCART output on the NTL box (composite), with the reciever on a 14" portable in the bedroom... The sender relays the IR from my RU940 downstairs to control the cable box via the Red-Eye...

    I've also installed a few X-10 modules/switches and an X-10 - IR receiver in the cabinet downstairs which is controlable via the sender from the bedroom...

    I've got a wireless gateway/router connected to the NTL box which gives reasonable coverage around the house and garden... I did initially have problems with interference between the sender and the router but I solved this by setting the sender to channel 1 and the router to 11 and moving them as far apart as possible (about 2m)...

    That's it, all works very well...
     
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    im strugling to understand exactly what i need in terms of the hard wired solution, keene have one, letsautomate too (xantech more expensive), i have the added issue of a plasma which i think causes issues with ir
     
  5. SimonO

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    I wouldn't worry too much about the plasma unless the receiver is right in front of the screen, so try the cheap(er) option first...

    I've got the following Xantech equipment...

    490-00 MICRO LINK
    790-00 MULTIPLE EMITTER CONNECTING BLOCK
    283M BLINK-IR MOUSE EMITTER
     

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