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    Default Just ordered an IR to RF to IR converter


    So I have done allot of research on being able to control my gear while it is in a closet and settled on this,


    Technical Details
    Turns any IR remote into RF by simply installing the battery transmitter
    Go room to room and control your components up to 100' away
    No direct line of sight needed
    Includes AAA battery transmitter with AA sleeve and receiver with built-in recharger
    433.92 MHz Unit

    How It Works

    NextGen includes two rechargeable 2/3-AAA batteries, which slide into their RF transmitter to fit the standard AAA battery compartment on your exisitng remote. An adapter is also included for AA compartments.

    Replace one of your remote's batteries with this device, and it picks up the hint of radio-frequency signals emitted by IR remotes, amplifies it, and sends it to the base station. The base station then emits the IR signal, effectively turning your IR remote into an RF model.

    The base station has a built-in charger for powering up the custom batteries.

    The Results

    This device lets you go from room-to-room and control your components from up to 100 + feet away, with no direct line-of-sight needed. It even works through closet doors and closed entertainment system cabinets.

    Unlike other remote control extenders, there's no need to attach anything to the front of your remote, or to be limited to using it in one room. And by simply installing extra battery transmitters you can convert as many remotes as you like--works with virtually every remote control.

    What's in the Box

    Remote Extender Base Station, Two 2/3 AAA Rechargeable Batteries, Power Supply. 3 and 6 eye emitters, a stand alone USB charger, and additional transmitters are also available but sold separately.



    It seems to have good reviews and is fairly in expensive and allows me to keep my current Logitech remote, plus I wont have to place a receiver under the tv and can also use it from anywhere in the house.
    Magnepan, B&K, Emotiva, HSU

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    Default Re: Just ordered an IR to RF to IR converter

    Let me know how it works as I need to buy something like that for a friend of mine.

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    Default Re: Just ordered an IR to RF to IR converter

    I definitely will be reporting back, if it works correctly it should be a very nice gadget!!
    Magnepan, B&K, Emotiva, HSU

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    Default Re: Just ordered an IR to RF to IR converter


    Wow! This thing really works very well, I am shocked really. Beyond simple to set up and functions perfectly. At first not every signal was punching threw, in other words it was a little hit and miss but I sit so close to it so I thought that may be what was the issue and it was. I simply lowered the antenna so that it was only sticking up half way, and viola it has worked with out missing a beat.

    One thing I am impressed with is how quick it is, being that it changes the signal from IR to RF and back to IR I thought there would be a bit of a delay, but there isn't. I highly recommend this to others in need of this kind of solution, since it just flat out works!!
    Magnepan, B&K, Emotiva, HSU

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