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how does Remote Control Extender work?

I have a speaker in my bathroom, but when I want to play music, I have to go to the living room. Is there any remote control extender which can achieve this?
I have saw such one named  Remote Control Extender for DVD IPTV Fans, seem like this device can achieve this.
It says that the Emitter Range: 5-10CM, so that is enough for me to conrtrol this speaker in my bathroom.
But, how dose this thing work? There are many output out there and should I buy a new remote control?

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RE: how does Remote Control Extender work?

Firstly, just need to check how this is setup. Is this speaker in the bathroom currently connected to your hifi in the living room i.e. if you currently go into the living room and play music, can you then change it to play music from the speaker in the bathroom?

If so, I take it what you're after is a way of being able to change what music is playing in the bathroom without having to go back into the living room?

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RE: how does Remote Control Extender work?

Shorter showers may be the answer but hopefully someone else will give more useful answers. Smile

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RE: how does Remote Control Extender work?

I want to set up a remote control system because i think that I can enjoy the music when I take a long time bath, and i can control the songs without go out the bathroom.

This Remote Control Extender for DVD IPTV Fans seem can enable me to control the player even in far distance, but I don't know how to set it.

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RE: how does Remote Control Extender work?

Okay, from that I'm going to assume you already can play music from the bathroom speakers and control it with your existing remote. In which case, what you need is more like this one, which means you put the transmitter unit in the bathroom and the receiver in the living room so it has line of sight to your hifi. You can then point your remote at the transmitter unit in the bathroom and send commands wirelessly to the receiver unit, which then emits these commands towards your hifi, controlling your music.

I'd imagine the main issue with this is getting power safely to the unit in the bathroom though, so you'll need to come up with a solution for this.

 

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RE: how does Remote Control Extender work?

Not sure how that one is used, but this seems more like what you're after: Wireless Infrared IR Remote Extender, 100M, Black 

The extender comes as a pair. Place the Ir transmitter aimed at the equipment you wish to operate. Use the IR receiver in your bathroom and point your remote. The IR receiver converts the IR from the remote to an RF signal which can penetrate walls, to your IR transmitter, which converts the signal back to IR. Like any IR device, line-of-sight is required between your equipment and Tx, and between your remote and RX. I suggest buying a cheap universal remote for bathroom use to prevent damage to your OEM remotes due to some unfortunate mishap involving water. Edit: After re-reading your post, can you elaborate on the speaker? Is is self powered with a remote? I need a coffee!

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RE: how does Remote Control Extender work?

hustons wrote:

I want to set up a remote control system because i think that I can enjoy the music when I take a long time bath, and i can control the songs without go out the bathroom.

 

Just make sure that lit candles are a safe distance from flammable objects

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RE: how does Remote Control Extender work?

tomolo wrote:

Not sure how that one is used, but this seems more like what you're after: Wireless Infrared IR Remote Extender, 100M, Black 

The extender comes as a pair. Place the Ir transmitter aimed at the equipment you wish to operate. Use the IR receiver in your bathroom and point your remote. The IR receiver converts the IR from the remote to an RF signal which can penetrate walls, to your IR transmitter, which converts the signal back to IR. Like any IR device, line-of-sight is required between your equipment and Tx, and between your remote and RX. I suggest buying a cheap universal remote for bathroom use to prevent damage to your OEM remotes due to some unfortunate mishap involving water. Edit: After re-reading your post, can you elaborate on the speaker? Is is self powered with a remote? I need a coffee!

Are my posts invisible? Wink

 

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