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I'd like to purchase the Harmony 890 remote for its RF capabilities for use in my home theater. My question has to do with the directionality of the RF signal. All of my equipment is located behind the chairs in a simple cabinet. Is the RF signal sent in all directions or is it directional? In other words will I have to point the remote at the cabinet even when using RF?

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fyi, if you didn't know, you have to have the logitech ir wireless extender to be able to utilize the rf function on the remote. the remote does not control rf devices. so the direction you're pointing the remote depends on where you position the wireless extender.
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I'd like to purchase the Harmony 890 remote for its RF capabilities for use in my home theater. My question has to do with the directionality of the RF signal. All of my equipment is located behind the chairs in a simple cabinet. Is the RF signal sent in all directions or is it directional? In other words will I have to point the remote at the cabinet even when using RF?

Thanks in advance,
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RF isn't directional - you can point the remote anywhere.
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RF isn't directional - you can point the remote anywhere.

True. It is just like using a cordless phone. The phone = remote and the base = extender.

However, you can use the 890 as a normal IR remote. In that case you would need to point the remote towards the device.

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...so the direction you're pointing the remote depends on where you position the wireless extender.

Actually, you do not need to "point" the remote at all if you are only using RF. The IR is directional, the RF is omnidirectional.
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Thanks for the confirmation, everyone. I was just curious as the Logitech website shows the "RF waves" being emitted in a forward direction. Obviously the purpose of RF is to send a broad signal I just wanted to make sure.

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