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#195566 24-Apr-2016 19:17
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Hi guys,

 

I have just purschased a new home which has all the TV cabelling wired back to a central location.

 

Unfortunalty there has been no allowances made for hardwired IR, but the old owner must of been using somthing to transmit the IR as his Sky decoder was in the cupboard.

 

Can you guys recommend what my best option is to control my devices (MySKY, WDTV)

 

The cupboard has 2 HDMI faceplates which are wired back to the TV

 

If possible i would like to have my AppleTV using the IR also but im not sure how many devices i can run

 

The TV is approx 6M from the cupboard


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  #1541327 24-Apr-2016 19:31
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Sorry meant to write AppleTV


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  #1541331 24-Apr-2016 19:52
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I have hard wired all my gear back to a central point 15m away in garage. I went for this to remote control everything. It's been flawless. Never failed since installation.

https://trademe.co.nz/1072113368

Good luck!

 
 
 
 




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  #1541341 24-Apr-2016 20:20
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Unfortunatly running more cable isnt really an option as i cant get it down the wall cavity


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  #1541345 24-Apr-2016 20:37
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You might be able to use the second HDMI for an IR HDMI extender such as this: http://matchmaster.co.nz/domestic/accessories/05mm-re05

 

There's a bunch of similar style things on Aliexpress etc. 


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  #1541349 24-Apr-2016 20:42
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Most likely there will be CAT5/6 cabling as well so maybe use some HDBAse-T units with IR on them.

 

 




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  #1541359 24-Apr-2016 21:12
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Unfortunatly there is no Cat5/6 which is a surprise. Only HDMI / Composite & RCA




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  #1541361 24-Apr-2016 21:13
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Disrespective:

 

You might be able to use the second HDMI for an IR HDMI extender such as this: http://matchmaster.co.nz/domestic/accessories/05mm-re05

 

There's a bunch of similar style things on Aliexpress etc. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks i might try one of these

 

 

 

Has anyone used these & can comment?

 

http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/wireless-remote-control-ir-rf-super-extender-1564.html


 
 
 
 


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  #1541365 24-Apr-2016 21:34
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nathan23h:

 

Disrespective:

 

You might be able to use the second HDMI for an IR HDMI extender such as this: http://matchmaster.co.nz/domestic/accessories/05mm-re05

 

There's a bunch of similar style things on Aliexpress etc. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks i might try one of these

 

 

 

Has anyone used these & can comment?

 

http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/wireless-remote-control-ir-rf-super-extender-1564.html

 

 

 

 

I haven't... But...

 

http://goo.gl/Npdne9





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