Originally Posted by jautor
Yes, because it works and is super-cheap. And yes, RF works through walls and across floors in the house. If you want to control multiple TiVo boxes, you can assign each box and remote to a different IR code ID. There are some TiVo remotes that have a DVR1/DVR2 switch that makes this really handy...
Yes. Best products for that on the market are the HDBaseT units (cheapest ~$180). There are other solutions, but single-cable ones are generally over $100 anyway, and HDBaseT will give you remote repeating as well for that price.
1) How would the RF come into play via the HDBaseT extenders?
* wouldn't it render the RF unnecessary since it can carry IR signals too now? ]
** if above is true, then the cost savings of using RF vs. HDBaseT is at the expense of losing full HDMI capability listed in #2 below - no?
2) Since HDBaseT extenders can basically carry a lot of data including full uncompressed 1080P, 3D, 7.1 Audio & bi-directional IR functionality - what if I don't care about full surround sound @ the secondary locations - does it make sense to get a non-HDBaseT balun for those locations & still get the uncompressed 1080P video?
*** correct me if I am wrong but balun is an extender no?
3) Therefore, if the points in #2 above are true, then I can get a HDBaseT for the primary family room location because that's where the main viewership will be for my house
**** loft, kitchen, guest upstairs bedroom will get a lesser extender but still get 1080p & digital sound
Again - appreciate your thoughts.