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Topic # 57664 21-Feb-2010 11:13
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Hi.

I currently have a OneForAll brand SV1000 remote control extender and wish to add an extra transmitter and IR extender (or an entire second SV1000 transmitter/reciever). I cant find anyone selling these in NZ any more. Does anyone know whether they are still available?

Does anyone know whether the Hills remote extenders are compatable? (the old type, not the RF battery replacement type.)

Failing all this, Whats a cheap option for doing two rooms (zones) back to the cinema, with two IR emitters in the cinema room?

Has anyone tried the new Hills system that replaces two batteries in the remote with a new battery and RF transmitter?

Regards, Allen





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  Reply # 300677 21-Feb-2010 11:24
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I've tested and sold a few of those xray remotes that replace one of the batteries in the remote with an rf transmitter/battery.
They work really well.
The only problem is of cause if you have a universal remote that has a lithium battery then you can't use them.
I still haven't been able to figure out how it works!! How does the rf transmitter get the ir signal, which is firing out the front of the remote, and transmit it back to the base unit??






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  Reply # 300680 21-Feb-2010 11:34
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I built a wired IR repeater some years ago, and the IR signal is pulsed at a high frequency, and from memory the LEDs drew up to an amp of current (in short pulses). The device will be detecting the signal from the pulses in the current flow through it.

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