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ecwyatt
Nov 6, 2008, 05:26 PM
We recently purchased our first home, and I am planning on doing some remodeling in our living room. What I want to do is install a flat panel TV (still researching a model) in a recessed portion of the wall, and I want to have the components hidden in a closet in the hall way . My question basically is if I get a universal remote (like the harmony) does the ATV need to have a clear line of sight or can I have it hidden?



MacCoCo
Nov 6, 2008, 05:51 PM
The only way you can put your TV hidden away is by getting a RF remote. Harmony makes a very nice one. I use it and it works great! If you get an IR remote, the TV must be insight of the remote. Hope this helps...

mchalebk
Nov 7, 2008, 08:30 AM
There are also 2-piece converter sets out there that will convert the IR from the remote to RF, then convert it back to IR at the other end. For instance:

http://www.x10.com/promotions/pm5900_ed_conceal.html

ecwyatt
Nov 7, 2008, 08:42 AM
Thank for the quick response that helps alot. :)

spice weasel
Nov 7, 2008, 12:40 PM
Or, if you have or are considering buying an iPhone or an iPod touch, you can use either of them as a remote.