For older homes, it can be a chore to wire up existing bedrooms for cable TV, satellite TV or just about anything else related to punching holes in walls and fishing cables through attics. There has to be an easier way, right? While wireless Internet routers have made it easy to share an Internet connection wirelessly throughout a home, can the same be done for audio and video signals? Sure!
Using products like the Recoton DSC-IR100A
and X10 Audio/Video sender
, you can transmit that audio and video signal from the TiVo, cable DVR, DVD player or anything else out of the living room and into the bedroom without duplicating equipment like satellite receivers and DVD players. The X10 system can transmit a complete audio and video signal through walls from that living room setup to an existing TV in a kid's room or other bedroom, and the Recoton infrared/RF pair can let you use a regular remote control to work in that separate bedroom to control all that living room equipment through walls and such. Without an "infrared extender," that remote would become useless when it is out of "line of sight" from the main equipment. But, the Recoton unit solves that problem.
Using both of these items is an easy, fairly inexpensive and enjoyable way to get those audio and video signals from the main living or den area and into some other room while saving you time, a backache and the dirty job of attic crawling or wall holes and cable fishing.