With wireless being the norm for so many of our electronic devices today, it’s pretty surprising to me that the standard way to connect a cable box to your TV is still with physical cables. And the surprise turns into annoyance when I want to put a TV in a room where I don’t have a cable outlet.
I had this situation when I bought my current house. I wanted to put a TV in my living room but there was no outlet there and neither option for putting one in—running the wires along the ceiling and floorboards inside the house or running them over the roof on the outside—was desirable.
Fortunately, after doing some research, I found the Pakite 8-Channel audio video Wireless TV Sender (contain a Transmitter and a Receiver) System with 2 groups of AV Input (Model PAT-556), which sends the cable signal wirelessly from the cable box in my bedroom to my living room TV.
The value of the second input is that you can use these same devices to transmit signals wirelessly from other types of audio and video equipment as well, e.g. DVD/Blu-ray players, streaming media devices, music systems, gaming consoles, etc. I have my transmitter set up with the cable box as one input and a Roku streaming player as the other. These systems can also be useful even if you have them in the same room as your TV, but connecting devices with a cable isn’t ideal, e.g. if the TV is mounted on the wall.
One of the questions that comes up a lot with these types of systems is how do you control A/V devices from another room (e.g. change the channel on your cable box)? That’s where the IR extender comes in.
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The IR extender is a thin cable that plugs into the av transmitter and has one or more small blocks on it. You position the block close to and in front of the device’s infrared light (hence “IR”). Then when you point the device’s own remote at the receiver unit, which is connected to the IR extender, you can operate the device just as if you were pointing the remote at it directly.
So all that to say that I’m extremely happy with—the picture and sound quality is excellent, there’s really no way to know if it’s going to work with your own setup until you try it out yourself.