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# 41641 21-Sep-2009 10:24
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Can anyone advise me of a reliable way to extend my My Sky Remote Controller from one room to another.  As well as the possibility of wireless, I have spare coax and Cat5e between the two locations.  I just want something reasonable priced that will work.  I am able to make a device from a circuit layout if necessary.

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  # 257326 21-Sep-2009 12:34
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I ended up buying a wired IR extender from Jaycar because I was frustrated by the lack of response from my wireless solution. I have connected it using Cat5. Sorry I can't give you a specific model number as the module is inaccessible to me at the moment. If I find the box it came in I will post. I was advised not to use the kitset that Jaycar also sell as the salesman said it wouldn't work with MySky.




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  # 257332 21-Sep-2009 13:20
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I use these from each bedroom to Mysky in lounge

http://www.envioustechnology.com.au/products/product-list.php?CID=305

Work well for me over at least 18 meters 

Just pickup additional remotes from Sky for $25 each

 
 
 
 


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  # 265357 20-Oct-2009 16:21
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i have the same question>

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  # 265388 20-Oct-2009 17:53
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We have just got an NextGen wireless remote extender and it works flawlessly. RF transmitter takes the place of one of your batteries in you Sky remote and works up to 100 ft. They are available here for around $170 but we got ours from the States a lot cheaper. Highly recommended.

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  # 268093 29-Oct-2009 13:01
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Mounty: Can anyone advise me of a reliable way to extend my My Sky Remote Controller from one room to another.  As well as the possibility of wireless, I have spare coax and Cat5e between the two locations.  I just want something reasonable priced that will work.  I am able to make a device from a circuit layout if necessary.



Whoever you buy from,  make sure that you can return the product if it does not work. The Tauranga Jaycar were reluctant so I didn't buy the IR extender from them. 


Another thing, apparently the mysky / Hdi uses a different IR bit rate meaning some 3rd party IR products will not work. 


I bought the stealth kit from these guys over the net , this is specifically designed to work with Mysky, and works with other components too.


http://www.blue-eye.co.nz/


It is a very good design, and is responsive enough for my harmony remote control too.  They sell a room to room solution too. 






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