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how to hide dvd and cable box?


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   tspunk

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Posted March 09 2007 - 05:02 AM

Hi guys,

I was wondering if there was a way to do this:

I want to get an LCD to mount on my wall, but I don't want to put the dvd and cable box below it because i want it to be simplistic and clean looking.

Is there a product that let's me mount a sensor to the tv and then have the boxes under my bed or something? so when i point the remote at the tv, it's switching the channels on the box or controlling the dvd player that is under my bed or in a cabinet?

I'm not sure what my options are...

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Ed Moxley

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Posted March 09 2007 - 05:22 AM

You can get an RF remote, instead of using the usual IR remotes.
The RF remote will work through walls, with sources in another room.
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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Jean D

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Posted March 09 2007 - 05:33 AM

you could also get an IR Blaster. which would do what your asking of it.
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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Robert_J

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Posted March 09 2007 - 05:45 AM

Both Parts Express and Smart Home carry infrared distribution systems.

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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   tspunk

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Posted March 12 2007 - 03:02 AM

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Both Parts Express and Smart Home carry infrared distribution systems.

-Robert


Hello Robert,

THanks for the website and info.

I went to smarthome.com and I am... overwhelmed. I clicked on the IR distribution link and find that i know nothing about the products listed.

Can you link me to exactly what i need (if possible and it's not too much trouble) to connect:

TV -> cablebox and DVD player.

with cablebox and dvd player hidden.

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Paul Padilla

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Posted March 12 2007 - 03:26 AM

I 've used the Hotlink Pro from Smarthome more than once. Very simple to set up and can control up to 8 devices.
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Robert_J

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Posted March 12 2007 - 07:33 AM

The cheapest and easiest to set up is the wireless "powermid". I got a similar product under the JVC name for $24 on Ebay. These are good products but not 100% reliable since they are prone to interference.

The wired product that Paul linked would be much more reliable but you will have to run cables through the wall.

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