Return to the Electronics Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
A remote that works through wood door

Posted by dreamranch (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 20, 08 at 15:53

Are there remotes out there now that work behind a solid wood cabinet door? If so, can anyone make recommendations of those that work well?
Thank you very much.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: A remote that works through wood door

Yes, an RF (radio frequency) remote works through walls and doors, but you can't use it unless the device you're controlling accepts a signal from that type of remote. Many of the satellite receivers come with an RF remote so you can have a TV located in a different room from the satellite receiver. Most TVs use IR (infra-red) remotes, so there has to be a line of sight between the remote and the TV.


 o
RE: A remote that works through wood door

Also, companies like Speakercraft sell IR repeater kits that allow you to use your remote to operate gear that is placed behind wood doors,


 o
RE: A remote that works through wood door

Any number of remotes have both IR and RF. Much cheaper to go the RF route than buying IR repeaters. Most tv's of fairly recent vintage have an RF wire attachment or have it built-in. IR's need line of sight, even with repeaters, the repeaters need to "see" each other to work properly. RF doesn't need any of that.

Greg


 o
RE: A remote that works through wood door

I used a set of these for a long time to control
a Dish Network box (IR Only) from another room.
It worked great for us.
I had the box feeding the TV in the room it was in
and another TV in the living room. Neither TV was
used very often so instead of paying for another box
we just set it up so one box could feed 2 televisions.
Just had to use these remote signal senders to transmit
the IR signal back to the set top box.

Pooh Bear

Here is a link that might be useful: RCA D940 Remote Control Signal Sender


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Electronics Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here