In our living room I have a home theater set up including DVD/VCR and a digital cable box. I have the outputs wired through the wall to a small television set in our bedroom so we can watch movies or digital cable while lying in bed.
I have a remote control extender called “EZ Remote” to control the devices from the other room. Rather than using radio waves it passes the signal through the electrical system to an output sensor that sends the IR signal out to the devices.
It works well.
At least it did. Recently the cable company gave me a new box with a DVR. My old remote works on it, I didn’t even have to reprogram it. But for some reason it will not work with the remote control extender. The DVD/VCR still respond so I know it’s not the extender malfunctioning.
This doesn’t make any sense. I’m using the same exact remote as the old box. The remote works on the new box perfectly while in the living room. But it will not respond when used with the extender. One thing, though. When watching the TV in the bedroom if I try to change the channel using the remote control extender there is a slight wiggle in the screen. So the box must be receiving some kind of signal. Why isn’t it responding?