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pribco

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A/V senders
« on: December 02, 2008, 05:16:18 PM »

Not sure which forum for this-

Am interested in the A/V wireless sender/reciever.

Sender would be in kitchen hooked to the rca outputs of a verizon FIOS box.

Reciever would be on deck, about 25 feet away, only one exterior wall between.

Question is--how do I change channels without going back in house??

Thanks- Bill
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Re: A/V senders
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 05:21:25 PM »

Maybe a IR booster like the X10 one....

http://www.x10.com/promotions/pm5900_ed_conceal.html


Side note how do you like the Fios? I have been waiting for it to get setup in the dayton ohio area!!
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Re: A/V senders
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 05:32:45 PM »

.... hooked to the rca outputs of a verizon FIOS box.  Question is--how do I change channels without going back in house??

The Video sender/receiver units have a built-in IR receiver/sender also. I am not sure how compatiable it is with "a verizon FIOS box". But the receiving unit accepts IR and sends it back to the receivers IR port.
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Re: A/V senders
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 05:42:22 PM »

Does that mean the A/v sender have to sit infront of the master tv for the IR ports to line up?  I guess they are pretty small but just something to think about in your kitchen setup!!

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Re: A/V senders
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 06:15:20 PM »

Does that mean the A/v sender have to sit infront of the master tv for the IR ports to line up? 

No... in order to use the IR.. you need to attach (a mini stereo plug) the IR emitters that come with the units. The wired emitters have a sticky tape on them that allow them to stick on, over, or near the controlled device(s) IR port.

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Re: A/V senders
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 07:44:48 AM »

Thanks for the help--sounds like it just might work--

Note to 1979--FIOS  is a better system than Comcast--better picture on high def and computer seems faster.  Customer service pretty good as well.

Of course, do your homework--the equipment is configured to get you to upgrade--the TV commercial showing DVR recordings playing in another room is factually true, but misleading. It's all in the marketing.

One further not--Comcast has an extensive free movie section--not so FIOS. 

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Re: A/V senders
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 02:09:19 PM »

Well, did not work out well-picture is generally good except for the constant static-audio full of noise.  Units are only 25 feet apart, and line of sight is through a window.

Will be calling for a RA3 Monday.  They are now closed on weekends for some reason.

Rather disappointed-will be looking for something else on a different frequency.
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Re: A/V senders
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2008, 03:48:16 PM »

... picture is generally good except for the constant static-audio full of noise. 

2.4 GHZ is a tad busy now-a-days. However... it you try the 4 different channels (A-D) one should work well. If you have WiFi Broadband.... you could need to change the freq setting through your router.
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Re: A/V senders
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008, 11:02:12 AM »

Dave-thanks for reply--tried all channels-no difference.  No WiFi either--we do have 5 differnt cordless phones--wive is a phone person.

Am looking at RF Link as a replacement-5.2 Ghz.

Bill
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