[mythtv-users] OT IR receiver Extensions and Furniture.

Indulis Bernsteins indulis.b at au1.ibm.com
Mon Feb 5 05:45:56 UTC 2007

Try a normal IR RF-RF repeater, with the transmitter outside the cabinet 
(somewhere in the room), and the receiver/IR blaster inside.  The receiver 
picks up IR, turns it into RF, sends it to the receiver, which then blasts 
out the IR signal.   I use the one-for-all brand one, and it  works fine 
room to room.  Many of the video repeaters that use 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz also 
include the IR repeater "backchannel" which goes back to the unit that has 
the video source, so you can control say a cable box in the other room.

You *could* also try a "peephole" lens (like on hotel doors) that looks 
like a plastic mushroom.  DOn't think you will get enough IR in to work, 
but it *could* work.  Try it with your stuff in a carboard box, and see if 
enough gets in.  Available at most hardware stores.

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