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Is there a reason devices arent all made to connect to wifi so that a wifi remote can be used and line of site eliminated?

I want to put my verizon boxes in a closet. the ir/rf extender puzzle seems to say that when i try to change a channel with the verizon remote it will change all 6 boxes in the closet. the iphone app allows me to select which box i would like to change and i understand that app runs on wifi (but that app doesnt pull up as readily as i would like for tv watching). id imagine not many remotes are made to do this since not many devices would be able to repond. short of a Control 4 type of solution is there a remote that can do this?
post #2 of 4
There are plenty of addressable IR/RF solutions (Xantech, Niles, etc.). Dish and DirecTV even have addressable boxes so you can control 32 or 8 (respectively) independently. I can control 8 DirecTV boxes independently with my $5 JP1 remote. The problem is cable companies are clueless.
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Originally Posted by mdavej View Post

There are plenty of addressable IR/RF solutions (Xantech, Niles, etc.). Dish and DirecTV even have addressable boxes so you can control 32 or 8 (respectively) independently. I can control 8 DirecTV boxes independently with my $5 JP1 remote. The problem is cable companies are clueless.

i had no idea. thanks. ill look those up
post #4 of 4
How are you going to distribute the video from the Verizon boxes? Many models of "Matrix Switch" devices (which would allow you to select any box from any display) include IR routing for this exact reason.

Lots of Matrix Switch discussion in the A/V Distribution forum, just below...

Jeff
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