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Topic # 64317 13-Jul-2010 10:20
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I have a relative that wants to hide the sky setup box on a wall hung LCD.  Now its no problem hiding it behind the TV as its on a swinging arm, the problem is the sky remote only works with line of sight and being behind the TV acts as a huge barrier.

 

I am looking for a solution of around 30-60cm extension, that can be attached to the front of the TV.  Everything I have looked at is in relation to room to room blasting!

 

Any ideas??

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  Reply # 350548 13-Jul-2010 10:46
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You need to be careful with mysky, as the IR signal is non-standard.

Some off-the-shelf products from DSE or Jaycar may or may not work , just a case of do you feel lucky.

I've bought this one, costs a little more but works really well and I also let it control my AV receiver and other equipment. . .

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


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  Reply # 350550 13-Jul-2010 10:46
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A mirror.....

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  Reply # 350561 13-Jul-2010 11:07
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A mirror? Unfortunately then you'd see the sky box.

I don't see why you can't use a room to room blaster to do this.

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  Reply # 350570 13-Jul-2010 11:32
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Heh...I'm serious though. An IR mirror doesn't have to reflect visible light - pretty much any hard flat surface will do. Try it yourself - sit something in front of the receiver - now bounce the remote (beam!) off the ceiling.

However if that's a bit low tech, I use one of the Jaycar ones. Very easy to set up, works perfectly.

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  Reply # 350593 13-Jul-2010 12:30
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I know some of the early UHF SKY boxes had non standard IR signals but am not sure about the new ones.  I tried a DSE AV sender with IR and the UHF SKY box IR was the only IR thing that didn't work properly.

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  Reply # 350801 13-Jul-2010 15:24
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I use a Niles MS120 IR sensor (hidden in the centre speaker) which goes through to a Niles MSU250 repeater hub and then an IR flasher. There are no visible cables anywhere in my HT system and boxes are tucked away  out of sight.

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  Reply # 350935 13-Jul-2010 17:16
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I agree with smac a suitable reflecting surface is all you need, I do that alot, its cheap, needs no batterys, totally wireless, and low component count. ohh and it works very well, just needs a bit of lateral thinking to suit your situation.

Cyril



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  Reply # 351025 13-Jul-2010 19:16
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Cheers guys, seems the reflection would suit best, will see how we go!

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