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Next Generation Home Products Remote Extender

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Next Generation Home Products Remote Extender

Introduction

One of the most important and often overlooked aspects of quality in the home theater experience is control.  With the plethora of components that make up an AV system, ease-of-use can make or break a system.  You can have the best gear but if you can’t control it easily, frustration can quickly result.

Line-of-sight from your seat is often a problem.  You might want to put your electronics in a cabinet or closet for instance.  Or you’d like to install a projector above and behind your seating.  Traditional remotes use IR (infrared) codes to send their commands, which require a sight line between the controller and the component.  The only solution for this is to use an RF (radio frequency) remote.  These are far less common and usually quite expensive.  Now there is a solution from Next Generation Home Products that will convert any IR-based remote into an RF-based one.  The only requirement is that the remote accept AA or AAA batteries.

Specifications

  • Operating Range – Up to 100 feet
  • Operating Frequencies – 433.92 MHz and 418 MHz
  • Battery: One 1.5V 2/3 AAA (Rechargeable)
  • MSRP: $54.95
  • Accessories – Extra transmitter: $27.95, USB Charger: $10.95, 3-Eye Emitter: $15.95, 6-Eye Emitter: $24.95
  • Next Generation Home Products

I can tell you from my own experience that eliminating the need to point your remote is one of the most liberating things ever.  I can just set the remote on a table and send multiple commands without a thought as to how I’m holding the controller.  I no longer have to execute poses worthy of a yoga master to control my electronics.