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THE BASICS OF THE UNIT Basically if you have a unit, be it a DVD player, a sky box or a video, that has a scart or a composite signal output then this unit will allow to view the signal in another location (up to 30m from the unit in a house) without having to fit a wire. You can even go to the second room with your remote control and change the channel over from there so no more running up and down the stairs to get the program you want. Another good use that I can think of for this unit is if you had some AV equipment that you wanted to have hidden away in a cupboard but still be able to control it then you could put the units away and just have the receiver on show. Or if you had a CCTV system and didnít want someone to know where it was being recorded you could come out of a switcher unit into this and send it remotely to a VCR where it was being recorded with no-one knowing about it. An advantage of using this system is that if you ever need to send the signal to another room you can either move the unit to that room or if both rooms need it then just buy a second receiver for around £30, with no limit on the amount of receivers. The only disadvantage however is that the unit will not send an RF (aerial) signal and that the TV in the second room must have a scart socket, otherwise you will need to get a modulator to convert the signal at around another £30.
RELIABILTY Great never had a problem. The unit claims it will work up to 100m line of sight or 30m in a building. I use it to go from downstairs to upstairs and donít have any trouble. I get a scart quality replication of the original picture every time.
EASE OF USE The units are fairly easy to use. You plug one into you satellite box downstairs, put the little remote eye in front of the box plug it into the mains then just plug the other unit in to the second TV scart and job done.
QUALITY Change channels from the other room without problem and get a scart quality picture sent wireless, what more can you want?
DURABILITY Iíve not had mine very long but the units feel good and strong, they also look the part. A nice neat design. The only part that I can see getting broken is the connector for the remote eye, it is similar to a headphone socket and could get snagged on something but thatís the only fault I can find there.
VALUE FOR MONEY I paid £40 for mine but apparently the normal price is around the £80 mark. Still I looked at hard wiring it and that costs around £1 a metre and is a lot more work, so youíre not going to really pay much more. Plus if you then wanted to be able to change channels from the other room that would be £25 on top of the wiring for a separate remote that can only work on sky boxes. The wireless option will let you send any scart signal.
MY OPINION Worth the money for sure, much less hassle and no wires all over the house.
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This would ocme on pretty handy around the house. Relatively new to me i must say! Olivia
ampuk2000 07.01.2004 12:56
Good review. Although I personally go for the wired option as you can then send RF signals as well (although there are similar products on the market that will do this) however, I needed to transfer signals to more than one other tv so this product wouldn't really work. However, I can certainaly see the advantages for people who only require the signal to be sent to one other tv.