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Topic # 189409 28-Dec-2015 20:30
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Hi, Currently doing renovations and I want to clean wall mount a TV. We own a Tivo. I want to relocate this to another room and run HDMI to an input on the TV but still control the Tivo.

Most of the IR extenders I have seen seem to deal with a simple relocation to a cabinet below the TV.

Any recommendations for something that can do relocation to another room?

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  Reply # 1458251 28-Dec-2015 20:40
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You could use an app to control the Tivo from your phone, no requirement for IR then

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  Reply # 1458252 28-Dec-2015 20:42
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I put everything in the house in a cupboard in the garage. Wall mounted TVs and ran HDMIs point to point.

To control it all I used this

https://trademe.co.nz/1002935579

It's been flawless and without issue from day one. Highly recommended.

This one comes with a white faceplate which acts as the IR receiver.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1458255 28-Dec-2015 20:55
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How far away will the TIVO box be?
If the distance is over 7-8 meters, I'd recommend running Cat6 and sorting out either a Balun or HD-BaseT solution that incorporates its own IR system...

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  Reply # 1458308 29-Dec-2015 01:41
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Hit up aliexpress for an IR repeater system. See if you can get a USB powered one so you dont have to worry about another power adapter, just pinch the USB from the TV to power it. Mine was about $8 or so. Chop and extend the cable on cat5 or whatever for the LED, there are little screw terminal 3.5mm plugs around if you dont want to chop and use screw terminals.




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  Reply # 1458692 29-Dec-2015 19:06
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GregV: You could use an app to control the Tivo from your phone, no requirement for IR then


Didn't know the app existed! Works a treat



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Reply # 1458693 29-Dec-2015 19:10
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Dunnersfella: How far away will the TIVO box be?
If the distance is over 7-8 meters, I'd recommend running Cat6 and sorting out either a Balun or HD-BaseT solution that incorporates its own IR system...


That's what the Sparky came up with. In fact whatever the question was, the answer was CAT6. Lucky we have fibre!

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