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# 39017 7-Aug-2009 15:34
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Can Logitech Harmony 785 or ONE or 1100 control MySky HDi through the walls (about 5 meters away)?

If not what do you use to change channels?

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  # 243961 7-Aug-2009 15:38
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The Harmony 1100 is a RF based unit but needs a RF extender to control other devices.

I had a play with one when I was in Canada a few weeks ago. It's an exteptionally cool device but has the price tag to go with it!

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  # 243963 7-Aug-2009 15:41
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You could always use a Digital Video sender with IR extender.. but just use the IR extender part. :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 243977 7-Aug-2009 16:12
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I was using ZollyMonsta's method. I borrowed my father-in-laws video sender (a DSE one). It had a crap picture but the IR part worked great. You will have to do a bit of mucking around with the IR at the receiving end. I ended up putting it directly above the unit about 20 cm and in line with the front of the device pointing down at the device (if this makes sense). It worked well once the positioning was right.




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  # 244875 10-Aug-2009 17:43
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I bought a kit to make myskyHDi remote send RF signal rather than IR. You replace one of the batteries with a sender.Works great, through walls, floors, kids heads etc.  

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  # 244877 10-Aug-2009 17:55
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Look: I bought a kit to make myskyHDi remote send RF signal rather than IR. You replace one of the batteries with a sender.Works great, through walls, floors, kids heads etc.  



Yeah they work a treat!

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  # 245125 11-Aug-2009 11:10
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Look: I bought a kit to make myskyHDi remote send RF signal rather than IR. You replace one of the batteries with a sender.Works great, through walls, floors, kids heads etc.  


I know this unit has been discussed in other threads, but where did you get it and how much....




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  # 245198 11-Aug-2009 14:27
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wow how is that for timing.. I was just looking at one today and think I am going to pick one up while in the US next month.

http://www.nexgen-solutions.com/

And review here

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/remote-controls/wireless-rf-remote-control-extender/review







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  # 245758 12-Aug-2009 18:52
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Have a look at the new Harmony 900 review on cNet i think. Looks pretty swish if you've got plenty of spare cash... (RRP USD$399)

The review i read said that they felt it was the best possible universal remote on the market that wasn't trying to be a commercial option. Or something like that.

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  # 245955 13-Aug-2009 10:32
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Dingbatt:
Look: I bought a kit to make myskyHDi remote send RF signal rather than IR. You replace one of the batteries with a sender.Works great, through walls, floors, kids heads etc.  


I know this unit has been discussed in other threads, but where did you get it and how much....


I bought it through Cyril7. About 140 dollar I think. 

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  # 245973 13-Aug-2009 11:28
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Look: I bought a kit to make myskyHDi remote send RF signal rather than IR. You replace one of the batteries with a sender.Works great, through walls, floors, kids heads etc.  


Hey just a question for you (and if Cyril sells them he may be able to help). So I take it that as far as the device receiving the signal is concerned it is receiving only one signal?

My concern is that if you say click right arrow the MC does not get two signals to right arrow and then skip over twice rather then once? Or do you have to cover the remotes ir window?







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  # 248072 18-Aug-2009 11:33
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Nety:
Look: I bought a kit to make myskyHDi remote send RF signal rather than IR. You replace one of the batteries with a sender.Works great, through walls, floors, kids heads etc.  


Hey just a question for you (and if Cyril sells them he may be able to help). So I take it that as far as the device receiving the signal is concerned it is receiving only one signal?

My concern is that if you say click right arrow the MC does not get two signals to right arrow and then skip over twice rather then once? Or do you have to cover the remotes ir window?


The Nexgen kit converts IR remote to RF which is picked up by the Nexgen 'sputnik' which converts it back to IR at the receiver site, close to the IR window So there is only ever one signal going to the receiver. Works fine. Cheers.  

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