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Hello all,


Bought one of these "IR over HDMI" repeaters
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=109&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011009&p_id=9964&seq=1&format=2&utm_expid=58369800-11.R-enhtUGRrSdHz5vzpVS2g.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.monoprice.com%2FCategory%3Fc_id%3D109%26cp_id%3D10110%26cs_id%3D1011009


Love it.. works awesome. I have a TV hanging on the wall and am able to plug the "receiver" unit inline into the HDMI and it grabs the signals and sends to my media room where the receiver is. I have no other cables running between rooms so either the signal will need to go over HDMI *or* it will have to be wireless (but the transmitters are too big with that type.. I have nowhere to hide it behind the tv on the wall!)


PROBLEM: I can't turn on the receiver through this extender. The receiver remote works fine for every other function (including power off)


My suspicion is that the HDMI needs to be "powered up" before this thing will work. So I can't turn on the receiver! I tried turning on the TV first (manually) but I still can't get things to work. So that tells me that the TV on isn't enough to "power up" things to be able to use this IR extender system.


I somehow have to get the "receiver end" of the HDMI to stay on all the time.


Is there some kind of "inline" HDMI power supply that is cheap and will work? I envision something that injects a few volts at all times into the HDMI (just as the receiver is probably doing) so that I can use the IR extender.


Otherwise I'll have to send this one back an either get a wireless system (which won't work for me.. no place to put the giant reciever) or look at a competior's product (IR over HDMI) although I'm not sure anyone else's unit will work any better than this one!


Any thoughts??
 

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