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Topic: IR to RF/Bluetooth Remote Adapter?
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Nov 19, 2008 07:43PM)
Does anyone make an adapter that will convert an RF remote signal to IR or Bluetooth so that stereo/video components can be controlled when line-of-sight is not available?
Message: Posted by: Avocat (Nov 22, 2008 08:24PM)
I've used a remote extender like these:


Mine looked similar but was cheaper because it worked for only one remote. For what it did, it worked very well. Basically, you replace a battery in your existing remote (AA or AAA only) and make sure the "base station" has line-of-sight with the device you want to control.

Before I went iPod/iJet, this was my solution for CD-player control during shows.


Jim Kawashima
Message: Posted by: Zazz (Nov 24, 2008 11:19AM)
I own the Turk unit in the above LINK and it works great.

Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Nov 24, 2008 08:29PM)
On 2008-11-22 21:24, Avocat wrote:
... make sure the "base station" has line-of-sight with the device you want to control.


I thought the whole purpose of RF was avoid the line-of-sight requirement...
Message: Posted by: Avocat (Nov 29, 2008 02:33PM)
Why do I even bother ...

Clinton, did you check the link? Check the link.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Nov 29, 2008 03:22PM)
Thanks, and I checked the link... I checked the link...

I am hoping that there is some method for doing this that eliminates the line-of sight requirement. We have a videoconference setup at work that uses small IR LEDs that attach directly to the sensor on the controlled components, thus eliminating the "line-of-sight-between-the-base-station-and-the-controlled-device" requirement. If I can find this type of equipment, I won't have to leave the cabinet doors open during operation.
Message: Posted by: Avocat (Nov 30, 2008 02:37PM)
Base stations can go inside the cabinet, and most of them come with the wired LEDs that you saw.