Nutmeg wrote:Obvious question is why is it behind a wall?
idchafee wrote:Jbi: there's already a hole in the wall, how can I use fiber optics?
FireGryphon wrote:Why behind a wall, though? I can't think of how that setup comes to be...
idchafee wrote:Because I dont want all the equipment out where I have to look at it. The wall the tv is on is opposite the laundry room soooooo all the equipment is in there.
MJZ82 wrote:Another option you might consider is to use a wired repeater system instead of an extender.
Pros: Less complicated system, may avoid some issues you might have setting up the RF system. May be stealthier and the receiver unit might look better.
Cons: Depending on the model, it might not be easy to pass the wire through the wall (Does the receiver disconnect from the unit? Is the wire long enough?
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just brew it! wrote:I have only played with fiber optics in terms of plugging cables in to routers, but I don't think your idea will work. There would need to be some very fancy lens type thingummy on the end to get the light that was hitting at all angles to go down the pipe and I suspect the area of the end is so small that you wouldn't be collecting enough light.Well, I'm not sure if it's actually practical. But the first thing that popped into my head was some sort of flexible fiber optic light pipe running through the wall to the IR receiver on the equipment. Aim the remote at the appropriate spot on the wall, and the IR receiver should still be able to see it?
Nutmeg wrote:So you have to get up and go into a different room to put a new dvd in? Seems pretty retarded.
Nutmeg wrote:You seem mad.
Nutmeg wrote:Also, how do you fast forward or select a different menu option?