Multiple IR senders into one IR receiver?

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  1. jimihat

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    Hi All

    I have an HDanywhere 4x4 Singlewire Matrix which send HD video and audio from my Sky HD box, Panasonic PVR/Blu Ray, Popcorn Hour media player, and PS3 to 3 screens in my house. I also have 3 Logitech Harmony remotes.

    The HD Anywhere SHOULD send IR signal to all the devices but every time I connect the IR blasters the IR pretty much fails everywhere; I have sent the unit back and HDanywhere have tested it their end and evidently found no issues so sent it back with one small part replaced. Anyway, although I'm not happy that the unit fails to work for me I'm pretty much giving up with the HDanywhere support; I'm not taking everythign down AGAIN just so they can send it straight back to me.

    So, on to plan B. If I disconnect the IR from the HDanywhere it works great as an HDMI matrix so I'm lookign for something purely to send IR commands from 3 seperate rooms wirelessly to my source devices.

    I'm aware of pyramid devices etc but not sure how many I will need exactly. My soruce devices are in a cupboard on different shelves for starters (although I could squash on or two together) and as I have 3 remotes would I also need three receivers in the AV cupboard?

    Any other ideas that may be simpler, cheaper than the pyramid idea?

    I've attached a photo of my cupboard incase it's of any interest.
     

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    I know this is a numpty question, but are you sure you're plugging the RX and TX dongles into the right connections? I had a friend with similar issues and he hadn't noticed the small markings on the dongles and randomly plugged them in, thinking they were identical!
     
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  3. jimihat

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    No it's not a numpty question, I've check and recheked every part of everything hundreds of times and done so many hrd resets that I cant even count them. HDanywhere feel that the unit works 100%, I've tried to explain that to my machine but it wont seem to listen!

    Plan B is the way forward; I just need a little help in making it!
     
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    There are many IR extenders and they're the way to go.
    One of them is called Powermid so maybe that's the one you're thinking of.
    It's rather an old one and it would probably be better to go for something more recent.
    Additional units are available for some of them to cover the different locations.
    You can plug wired emitters into them to cover the multiple devices.
     
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    Sounds good, thanks. The Powermid is the only one I know of really. Could you suggest any more modern alternatives?
     
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    thats great, thanks!
     

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