Remote controlled black out shades?

Discussion in 'Accessories, Cables, and Remotes' started by John Matt, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. John Matt

    John Matt Auditioning

    Dec 28, 2005
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    Anyone have any suggestions for remote controlling black out shades for the home theater I'm putting in my great room? The windows are way up high and I need an affordable way to raise and lower some kind of shade or blind.

    I researched this awhile ago and came across an X10-type gadget that allowed you to loop the raising cord through a battery operated wheel (all within a plastic housing) but I kind seem to find a link for it anywhere.

    I'm on a budget, so I can't afford the Somfy brand, which seems overkill to me anyway.

    Any suggestions?

  2. Brian Osborne

    Brian Osborne Stunt Coordinator

    Sep 2, 2005
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    check out
    and I was able to get black out drapes from WalMart for a few bucks. I plan on using the black out shades as a liner and have more attractive curtain showing in the theater.
    I don't know that I'd trust just adding and mounting a motor to existing curtain rod.
    I'm looking at the above link because I need IR control. There are others out there if you just want RF, check out ebay, or do a google search for (Remote Curtain). Lots of results.

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