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Topic # 206089 9-Dec-2016 09:56
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I am going to split the HDMI from new Kaon Sky box to another room only around 5 metres away, with a splitter and HDMI cable.

 

I would like to control the box from the new location and still control the box directly. I don't know much about IR devices so I need some help.

 

Would anyone recommend this? http://www.matchmaster.com.au/accessories/05mm-re03/

 

A wired solution: http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/mysky-remote-control-ir-to-hdmi-extender.html

 

A problem with a wired solution is if the IR blaster is taped to the Sky box, then will the Sky box still receive IR signals directly?


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  Reply # 1685130 9-Dec-2016 10:18
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You'd probably find that you will be able to put the IR blaster on the shelf underneath the IR receiver on the box. I had a wireless IR extender for controlling the Pace MySky form the bedroom, and just had the little 'mouse' thing sitting on the shelf directly under the IR receiver in the Sky box and it worked perfectly well.




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  Reply # 1685155 9-Dec-2016 10:50
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You'd probably find that you will be able to put the IR blaster on the shelf underneath the IR receiver on the box. I had a wireless IR extender for controlling the Pace MySky form the bedroom, and just had the little 'mouse' thing sitting on the shelf directly under the IR receiver in the Sky box and it worked perfectly well.

 

 

Ok so do you think that IR over HDMI or wireless would work better?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1685223 9-Dec-2016 12:23
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I think they'll both work fine (so long as they say they'll work with the Sky remotes). I noticed the HDMI one says only over 5 meters - will your cable be a 5m one? I know you said the distance is only 5m, but if you are using a 10m cable to get there, it may not work.

 

 


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