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# 161972 25-Jan-2015 21:08
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hi have a sky box in my lounge room but see the same signal in my bedroom

I have a tv hub in my garage.

Is it possible to do anything that will allow me to change the channel from my bedroom? The decoder is in the lounge....

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  # 1222064 25-Jan-2015 21:34
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Use an IR blaster to relay the remote signal back to the decoder.

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  # 1222067 25-Jan-2015 21:47
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Some HDMI distribution systems have an option for IR remote control repeating as well. That would let you get a second remote and send the signal back to a stick on emitter you place on or infront of the sky box in the other room.

There are also stand alone systems, and wireless ones, but the wireless ones I have tried have all constantly sent out IR commands frequently jamming remote controls/.




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  # 1222081 25-Jan-2015 21:54
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where do you get an IR blaster from?

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  # 1222095 25-Jan-2015 22:06
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Jaycar have some solutions that just do IR if you want to buy locally. All my HDMI gear I have bought off ebay.

rapallo av is also another local supplier of stuff.




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  # 1222101 25-Jan-2015 22:16
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Nothing in stock

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productResults.asp?w=IR+extender&keyform=KEYWORD&SUBMIT=Search



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  # 1222108 25-Jan-2015 22:24
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Is this what I need??

http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/wireless-ir-to-rf-remote-control-extender.html

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  # 1222112 25-Jan-2015 22:28
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That will probably do the job, but as the mysky is the most common use for them its quite reasonable to expect you will have interference on it from neighbours using similar wireless IR repeater systems.




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  # 1222113 25-Jan-2015 22:30
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So that's an IF they neighbours are using one?

Is there so,etching you would recommend?

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  # 1222119 25-Jan-2015 22:32
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I would suggest one of the cat5 cable based systems, or see if you can find one that does it over coax. Jaycar used to sell one but they seem to be really culling their range and stocks of things now. Guess aliexpress is really hurting them.




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  # 1222120 25-Jan-2015 22:34
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Actually looking on there, you could try this http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-New-IR-Extender-Infrared-Repeater-Remote-Control-1-Emitter-1-Receiver-USB-Adatper-7-TK0145/1950344259.html and add some cable of your own to make it longer. Could probably power it from the USB port on the TV.

I have not tried that one to know if it works with myskys remotes or anything, but its under $10 delivered so risk is minimal.




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  # 1222121 25-Jan-2015 22:35
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so I have cat6 ports at each tv leading back to the hub

Is it much set up?



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  # 1222122 25-Jan-2015 22:35
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so I have cat6 ports at each tv leading back to the hub

Is it much set up?

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  # 1222125 25-Jan-2015 22:41
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get a couple of patch cables, join the sockets in the cabinet together with one of them.

Chop the other one in half, choose a pair (I would go for brown since it wont be phone if someone misplugs things) and use that to extend between the 2 ends of the device.




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  # 1222126 25-Jan-2015 22:45
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But my wireless link would work

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  # 1222127 25-Jan-2015 22:48
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At the risk of interference yes. If you can do wired it is almost always better to do. The 433MHz band is crowded with peoples car alarm remotes, wireless alram system motion sensors and energy monitors etc. They all say a low range like 100m, but the signals all bring the noise levels up as more people use them, and when they get to the threshold of the recieving unit, it starts spewing them out as IR transmissions, making other remote controls in the same room unresponsive.




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