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Media cabinet in basement planning

I am planning my media rack setup. I thought I had it all planned and am now 2nd guessing myself...

My living room is on the main floor. My media cabinet will be in the basement (one level down) and about 15' away from being directly under living room. Basement is not finished.

I ran HDMI fiber cables to carry video signal to the rack. And back to tv. I plan the DVD player to be in the living room, send it's HDMI down to the receiver in the rack, then video out from receiver to the tv.

My plan for it was to run an ir extender over microphone cable in the walls. I can also do it over cat cable.

But what about rf remotes for Roku and TiVo etc? Is there an rf remote extender?
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sounds like you are doing a nice job with construction. You should be eliminating IR from the system to make it bidirectional and more reliable. Even more important with the devices are not within eyesight.
Pick a control system, then pick the devices that can be controlled via IP or serial.
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Almost all Roku and Tivo devices will work off IR...even if they came with RF remotes. So you're not just stuck with RF
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Thanks! If I wanted to dive into control systems, what are some to look at, and where is a good resource for info?

I saw atlona velocity, but seems like overkill?

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