Remote control extenders - which one?

jetjohnson

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...I'm wanting to watch sky tv on my old but cherished 32" Hitachi CRT in my bedroom - and don't wish to add Sky multi-room to an already enormous monthly Sky bill (!) - I note there are loads of IR extenders out there (ebay) which claim to be able to change channel / volme etc without any problems ....anyone have a brand they'd recommend?
 

professorhat

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I use these with some of these (purely because there's nowhere to put the transmitter so it would send IR commands to all my kit) and it generally works well - by no means perfect but it's allowed me to place my equipment rack behind the sofa which is what I needed to do for my room layout.
 

Andy H

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Same as the prof here, works well no probs, even from one room to another. You can expand the system as well by buying additional units.
 
I use this:

http://www.keene.co.uk/electronic/keene-electronics/keene-ir-distribution-amp-kit-inc-fascia-receiver/IRBKITF.html

I've not encountered any problems in the last 30 months of use.
 

The_Lhc

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That's 50 quid! All he wants is a Magic Eye thing that plugs onto the end of the RF2 out cable to change the channel, you don't need to spend any more than 20 quid, I think even Tesco sell them!
 

jetjohnson

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...Except I want to send the picture up to my bedroom wirelessly - which leaves a magic eye out of the equation!
 

professorhat

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Ah, sorry, this wasn't clear from your original post - it sounded like you just needed something to send IR commands. In that case you need something like this (assuming SCART connections are okay?), though I've personally no experience of them I'm afraid.
 

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