Build an IR repeater / extender?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Pigumon, Oct 26, 2008.

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    Pigumon

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    Does anyone know how to build an IR repeater? YOu can buy them online for the ridiculous price of $250 or more, but the components are less than $5 worth of parts.

    Problem is, I don't know how to put it all together!

    Does anyone here know? :confused:


    ::for the record, an IR repeater is an IR receiver that is wired to an IR transmitter that will accept your remote's commands, then repeat the signal where ever you have put the transmitter. The main use for this is when you have all your components hidden in a cabinet or another room. The small receiver is put somewhere near your tv.::
     
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    Pigumon

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    Hi,

    Yeah I actually had that same model, but they convert to RF and back, and they died after a couple months of light use.

    I'm looking for a much simpler version, wired together. Like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/IR-Repeater-Sys...14&_trkparms=72:1416|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1308

    But as you can see, it's a total rip-off. $64 for about $5 worth of parts (it's not like there's a ton of R&D or Marketing for these). I wish I knew which chinese manufacturer sells these because they're perfect for the task!
     
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    Pigumon

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    Where?

    This thing looks great, but I have no idea how to read a schematic, though I could probably do the soldering/assembling just fine.

    Where have you seen a similar product for around $25? I'd be fine with buying one. I don't need those more expensive RF converting types, just a simple wired receiver with transmitters. Thanks!
     
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    The $25 was mentioned at the same link.
     

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