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    components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    looking for some advice. my dishnet, receiver, DVD are all in a cabinet with solid doors. i'm trying to set up the remotes so that i don't have to open doors.

    dish will send out a RF remote that works for the dish but doesn't help me with the other components. i keep coming across a "Next Generation" machine that changes the remotes to RF. i've also found some IR remote eye systems. does anyone have experience with this? any advice?

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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    oh... good topic. Never knew there were IR remote eyes.....

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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    I'm looking to do something similar. Want to control a DirecTV box (a DirecTV Tivo box) from the workout room in our basement. The box is located in the bedroom, yet I can run the 2nd output to the TV in the basement.

    Just need a good way to control the box from there.



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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    I love that DISH has UHF (I can change channels from my neighbors house!) and my PS3 has BlueTooth... I just wish the sound system was either or... then the doors to the cabinet would never have to be left open.

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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    A little history on my set-up

    I have a PS3, Directv, and a A/V receiver all in a closet.

    I also have a Lutron Maestro IR light control.

    To make all this equipment work you'll need and eye and a conector block.

    I used a Russound 857 connector block and a 858 In-Wall IR receiver. The 857 allows you to control up to 12 different items.

    Russound Infrared Control Products


    I use a Harmony remote to control everything and the 857/858 combo has always worked perfect.



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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    BTW-I use the 858 in wall receiver but they also make table top receivers as well as small eye ones.



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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    this is the system that claims to convert the signal to RF.

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C1Z0HA/ref=s9_asin_image_2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0P2J6AVFVXJT96BY44TT&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=278240801&pf_rd_i=507846"]Amazon.com: Next Generation Remote Control Extender: Electronics[/ame]



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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    Quote Originally Posted by larrybob33 View Post
    looking for some advice. my dishnet, receiver, DVD are all in a cabinet with solid doors. i'm trying to set up the remotes so that i don't have to open doors.

    dish will send out a RF remote that works for the dish but doesn't help me with the other components. i keep coming across a "Next Generation" machine that changes the remotes to RF. i've also found some IR remote eye systems. does anyone have experience with this? any advice?

    thanks.

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    I do it all over.

    This is similar to what I have, but will work better for components in a cabinet:

    RF Remote Converter - Control your TiVo from Anywhere in the House!


    I actually watch tivo in my bedroom on the second floor by sending the remote signal over rf to the basement where the tivo sits. It is very cool to have tivo on a tv without the need for a box right there. Of course it is an HD capable LCD tv, and I cannot get HD on it because the signal cannot be passed over RG6 cable.


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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I'm looking to do something similar. Want to control a DirecTV box (a DirecTV Tivo box) from the workout room in our basement. The box is located in the bedroom, yet I can run the 2nd output to the TV in the basement.

    Just need a good way to control the box from there.
    Do the HR20's output both HDMI and Coax at the same time? I know the HR10's do, as well as the older model DTV Tivos. Just was not sure about wether both outputs were fired up.


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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    A little history on my set-up

    I have a PS3, Directv, and a A/V receiver all in a closet.

    I also have a Lutron Maestro IR light control.

    To make all this equipment work you'll need and eye and a conector block.

    I used a Russound 857 connector block and a 858 In-Wall IR receiver. The 857 allows you to control up to 12 different items.

    Russound Infrared Control Products


    I use a Harmony remote to control everything and the 857/858 combo has always worked perfect.
    you my friend earn post of the year (so far). Thank YOU!

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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    Quote Originally Posted by larrybob33 View Post
    this is the system that claims to convert the signal to RF.

    Amazon.com: Next Generation Remote Control Extender: Electronics

    This is exactly what I have:

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00023KG40/ref=pd_cp_e_1?pf_rd_p=250314601&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000C1Z0HA&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1SD5FQ4NVV6PD7KE KNKJ]Amazon.com: X10 POWERMID Remote Control Extender Kit PM5900: Electronics[/ame]

    I have been using them for about 11 years now, with no problems.


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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    A little history on my set-up

    I have a PS3, Directv, and a A/V receiver all in a closet.

    I also have a Lutron Maestro IR light control.

    To make all this equipment work you'll need and eye and a conector block.

    I used a Russound 857 connector block and a 858 In-Wall IR receiver. The 857 allows you to control up to 12 different items.

    Russound Infrared Control Products


    I use a Harmony remote to control everything and the 857/858 combo has always worked perfect.
    where did you buy these?



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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Do the HR20's output both HDMI and Coax at the same time? I know the HR10's do, as well as the older model DTV Tivos. Just was not sure about wether both outputs were fired up.
    That I do not know, would have to look. I'm sure you could find that info in the specs.

    I'm talking about running a connection from our older DirecTV Tivo box to the basement - via an A/V cable.



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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    A little history on my set-up

    I have a PS3, Directv, and a A/V receiver all in a closet.

    I also have a Lutron Maestro IR light control.

    To make all this equipment work you'll need and eye and a conector block.

    I used a Russound 857 connector block and a 858 In-Wall IR receiver. The 857 allows you to control up to 12 different items.

    Russound Infrared Control Products


    I use a Harmony remote to control everything and the 857/858 combo has always worked perfect.
    Basically. If you follow his link you will need the following.

    1 IR Receiver
    1 IR Connecting Block
    _ IR Emitters (1 for every component you plan to control behind the cabinet or closet)



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    Re: components in cabinet/IR extender (repeater)

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    That I do not know, would have to look. I'm sure you could find that info in the specs.

    I'm talking about running a connection from our older DirecTV Tivo box to the basement - via an A/V cable.
    Yeah, that will work just fine. I have a plasma on a wall in my basement and the tivo sits on the wall behind it. I just use those little remote extenders to convert the IR->RF and back again once it gets in the other room. Works pretty slick. Best $39 I ever spent. Saves you from getting yet another tivo.


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