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  1. #1

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    Default Foxtel to the other room.

    We have the foxtel in our house in the wrong room, due to some bad planning when we renovated. I want to find a way to get the foxtel unit (the box) to the other room (about 20m away).

    Now I know I could get a really long RF cable, but mum has an issue with cables running along the floor throughout the house... can't imagine why?

    Also, we can't get it wired through the walls or roof, again because of some poor planning.

    So I need to find a way to wirelessy send the RF signal (for the foxtel) so the we can watch and control the Foxtel unit from the other room.

    I have had a look at this thing...

    5.8GHz Wireless Audio and Video Transmitter and Receiver - Jaycar Electronics


    anyone know if this will work, or anything else that will work.
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    The RF Signal comes into the input of the foxtel box as a coaxial connection but seeing as most av senders have RCA connections you will need the scart to rca cable plug this from the back of the foxtel box into one of the AV senders then connect the other to the tv in the desired room. i have a solution like this although it is using 2.4ghz senders. although i have not tried using a IR receiver to detect the remote.as it is easy enough to walk into the other room. but this should work successfully and is easy to install.
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    I had that model, but got rid of it - very flakey...kept dropping out

    Got the one from Dick Smith (they only stock the one) and now send to 3 different rooms in the house, all OK.
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    I've used a 2.4 Ghz system from Dick Smiths for a couple of years. Get's the Foxtel signal up to the other end of the house. Includes an IR tx so that one can use the remote remotely from the Foxtel box.

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    Correct im wrong but if you these you can only watch the same channel thats on the foxtel box is that right? so if you doing with 3tvs, 3 tvs maybe all be watching channel v for example?
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    correct, iJohn. It just sends the signal from the Foxtel box to another TV. It is useful to send the test cricket to the small TV in the bedroom at the other end of the house.

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    Thanks for the clarification, thats what i thought mate
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