Originally Posted by dweezil is in
Thanks rkg22 - are you reffering to the "NEXT GENERATION RE 433 PLUS Remote Extender Plus" or something else?
I just orderred my second Magnavox unit so I might as well do it right.
(I am a regular black tea drinker so I got plenty tea box blocker material but the RF kluge sounds to be worth it.)
well, something else, actually... i'm a 40 year techy by profession ( or previous profession, actually... retired now )...
so i would be more inclined to dig into one of my remotes, remove the IR LED, then replace it with a tiny 433mHz
transmitter module ( possibly a 2.4gHz module ). i might also retain the LED, but add the transmitter module and
a toggle switch so i could use the same remote for at least 1 IR application and 1 RF application.
i would then use a small companion receiver module and either replace the internal DVR detector directly, or feed
its output into an IR LED to retransmit, and plaster the receiver module onto the IR receive window on the DVR.
yes, the concept is the same as your remote extender deal, but without the flying saucer and a transmitter housed
in one of the remote's batteries...
there are RF modules out there that are actually quite small and might indeed fit into the area of the mag remote
that currently houses the IR LED. the DVR ( i have 3576's and MDR-515's ) has plenty of room inside to house
the companion receiver module.
in a perfect world, i'd try to come up with a 2 or 3 channel system so i could use 1 remote for several DVRs.