NEED TO HIDE ALL MY AV EQUIPMENT IN THE CUPBOARD

Published: 12/04/2015

BACKGROUND:

  • Single TV in lounge
  • 3 sources of equipment, Apple TV, Samsung Blu Ray player, dedicate CD player

TV was sitting on an entertainment cabinet which was taking up a lot of space in lounge room.
Moved all the AV gear into the cupboard which is in hallway behind where the sofa is positioned and now need to be able to control it, Apple TV works via WIFI, I have an Iphone but partner has an Android so we tend to use the remote a lot. 

SOLUTIONS:

  • Solution, HDMI extender with built in IR to run HDMI signal and IR from cupboard to TV location, used a High Speed HDMI as it has 2 10/100 ethernet ports, and customer liked having TV plugged into internet.
  • As the extender has 1 IR output only this was directly wired to IR extender kit, using a basic 3.5mm stereo cable, the IR extender kit then has the emitteres on each of the pieces of equipment