Originally Posted by Kelson
It just seems to me that if it were only 10-15% of the population, the FCC and congress would not have gone through such hoops and delays with regards to shutting off analog. They could have done it years ago.
I'll be very interested in your opinions and satisfaction level with regards to that A/V transceiver. I've been thinking about one of those for myself. How big is it.
The one pictured in the link is bigger than the one I wound up with. The one I got is pictured towards the bottom right of the link and is smaller. The larger one pictured looks like it also has an RF connection. Mine does not. I paid $49.99 for the smaller one and I think they had a special of free shipping when I ordered it.
It works better than I expected. But this is probably a function of range. I've got the transmitter on the first floor and the receiver on the floor right above it so the distance is not very great. The receiver is hooked up to a 25" traditional SD television. The transmitter is hooked up to a cable STB - DVR. It came with a remote which works in conjunction with the device meaning I can control the cable box by pointing the remote at the receiver - there is an RF path back to the transmitter for the remote. I can use the universal remote provided or the remote that came with the cable STB from the cable campany. All functions of the DVR are available. I can pause, FF, record, playback recorded material etc. Everything I can do downstairs I can do upstairs. The IR blaster technology is effective but I did not like the IR cable that came with it. I replaced it with one that came with a DVD recorder and it works great.
I think it would be great for extending the functions of a DVD recorder to another television in another room. Chase play for example. And you can turn everything on the first floor off from the second floor.
I really like it. But if I was trying to push it like 50ft or something there might be a range problem I haven't tested it for distance.