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Old 16-12-2012, 17:27
steven123
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As thread title really, would like to be able to control my Tivo box from my bedroom e.g. to view recorded shows upstairs. Would need to be a 5.8GHZ sender as I have WiFi (VM SuperHub) which would almost certainly upset a 2.4GHZ sender.

Have looked at threads on here and on the VM forums but none of them seemed to identify a single videosender that works fully on the VM Tivo. By fully I mean allows one to use the remote control in the second location (i.e. bedroom) as IMHO that is essential as it is pointless if I just have the picture and no control over it.

Does such a device even exist?
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Old 30-12-2012, 16:57
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Bump. Would also like to know.
Thanks.
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Old 31-12-2012, 11:34
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Well, I've been using a Digisender Zentrum, which includes a TV and remote sender, for best part of a decade. There is slight picture interference sometimes, but it does the job OK. I think the trick is to ensure that your home WiFi 2.4GHz is as far away from the TV sender frequency as possible?

Full disclosure: I use a dual band (2.4Ghz and 5.8GHz) router with the Superhub in modem mode. The iPhone, two IP cameras and guest network are on 2.4GHz, as is the Xbox 360 (controllers). Everything else is 5.8Ghz.
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Old 02-01-2013, 13:11
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Just use a slingbox, if its not a wifi model you would also need to add a wireless bridge

The Tivo remote can be downloaded from

http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/dl...e&file_id=9801
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Old 02-01-2013, 20:29
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Just use a slingbox, if its not a wifi model you would also need to add a wireless bridge

The Tivo remote can be downloaded from

http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/dl...e&file_id=9801
I've heard of Slingbox but doesn't it encode the video for transmission over the Internet and reception on a PC? Therefore how can you get it to display on a TV? Would I need the Slingbox and also a PC in the bedroom just to be able to watch the Tivo in there?, seems a bit OTT really, not to mention expensive, there must be an easier way, surely?
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Old 05-01-2013, 22:19
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Well, I decided to take a gamble and bought a cheap Technika video sender and tried it with the Tivo and it works!... well sort of.

Thankfully,the Tivo remote does work with the video sender but a issue I am having is that the remote eye for the video sender seems to block the IR beams in the main viewing room where the Tivo is but then if I move the remote eye then I lose the ability to change channels on the video sender, I guess there is a sweet spot where both will work but it seems to be a very small sweet spot indeed!

Also the other problem I am having is getting good picture and sound at the second location, i suspect as the sender is just a basic 2.4GHZ unit it is getting interference and there are quite a few WiFi networks in the vicinity (e.g. neighbours and my own). Am hoping with longer cables on both transmitter and receiver I can get them close enough to override the interference. I should be able to get them so they are only separated by the wall and a little space each side. Strangely, the sound quality seems to be worse than picture quality with annoying pops and clicks whilst with a bit of experimentation I can get the picture approaching decent.
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