- Infra Red sender
I tried one of those IR senders to transmit from a sky box upstairs to downstairs. Complete waste of time.
The first one, from Comet (24 Ghz I think) didnt get any sound through and just a fuzzy picture. Took that back and got a better one from Maplins (56Ghz?) for about £70. Worked OK in perfect weather and if no-one moved in the house, otherwise flaky picture and lots of sizzle on the sound.
Given up with them completely now and cabled right round the outside of teh house (which I was trying to avoid) but got great picture now!
Maplin box for sale if anyone is interested – just don’t expect it to get signal through 1 timber floor and 1 masonry internal wall.Posted 5 years agojwtMember
Gary M is purely trying to control his Skybox when hidden from sight, IMHO wireless sending of audio/video such as the ones you listed to other monitors can suffer from local interference, its much easier to get consistant results if its cabled. As it appears you have found!Posted 5 years ago
I’m sure you could knock something up from a transistor, a IR range LDR and an IR LED, for about 50p from Maplin. You’d need batteries, but so does your remote and they last ages.
It’s what I’m planning, although my cabinet will probably get a power supply for active ventilation.Posted 5 years ago29erKeithMember
I’m looking at one of these at the moment IR Extender so I can put the Skybox, AV receiver, and playstation all in the under-stairs cupboard with the switch, NAS, Broadband all out of sight
if you can coax the sky eye’s work perfectly, I’ll have those for any other TV’s in the house via booster unit.Posted 5 years ago
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