IR extender/repeater for 4 roooms
I'm nearing the end of a complete refurbishment of my flat, during which time I've taken the opportunity to lay cables to have a central media cupboard in the hall. I am using a 4x4 HDMI matrix to distribute audio/video to 4 TV's in four different rooms (living room, kitchen, bed1 and bed2). The TV's are all LCD/LED, non of the TV's are Plasma's.
In the media cupboard, there will be roughly 8 devices:
No two devices in the media cupboard are the same, so there are no issues or requirement to have separate zones.
I have been pricing a basic IR system for my flat after writing off to some of the big names. I had only budgeted £120 for a complete IR system, so I was pretty shocked. haha!
Xantech IR System
Xantech 789-44 4 Way IR Splitter Block £24 x 1 = £24
Xantech 286M Twin Infra-Red Blink Emitter £14.40 x 4 = £57.60
Xantech 480-85S "Dinky Link" Infra-Red Receiver Silver CFL/LCD Friendly £78 x 4 = £312
Keene IR System
KEENE IR COMMANDER MATRIX - £169.99
KEENE IR PANEL MOUNT RECEIVER (BLACK) - £29.99 x 4 = £119.96
KEENE IR DUAL OUTPUT BLINKING WANDS - £9.99 x 4 = £39.96
Mircosmith IR System
MICROSMITH ZNRX3 HOT LINK XL ZONER - $378.88
Emitter Expansion Kit (X6) - $29.95
Additional Receiver Eye - £??.??
= £260 + shipping (£20) + Import Duty (£56 + £
= £344 (ish)
I had to price the Hot Link one in $ as i cannot get this anywhere in the UK.
Does anyone have any comments or advice, i'd really appriciate it.