The wireless range of "Videosenders" will transmit the picture and stereo sound to a TV and will transmit the remote control commands back to the Digibox or whatever. The receiving TV must have a socket for A/V input. This will normally be a Scart socket or three phono (RCA) sockets.
Notes: The final results are very dependent on your existing equipment, the way it is connected, your house layout, materials used in its walls, ceilings and doors, and other factors. The signal power is limited by law to a very low level, which is susceptible to interference from other equipment, which may include wireless routers, mobile phones, energy saver and fluorescent lights, gas-discharge lamps (mercury and sodium), wireless weather stations and computers. It is not possible to predict performance in any given dwelling, although it is certain that the signal will be blocked by materials such as reinforced concrete, stone, double-brick and aluminium foil (often used on plasterboard). The signal may make its way up a stairwell by reflecting off the walls. It will be reduced by doors. It is not normally reduced significantly by glass unless the glass has a reflective coating.
Bearing this in mind, our normal Returns Policy applies. Goods may be returned to us and a refund (not including P&P) will be made, provided that goods are complete (including cosmetic packaging) and appear to be in "unused" condition. If there's any doubt, a testing fee may be deducted.
As a rough guide, if your portable "DECT" phone works reliably between the rooms where you want to put the videosenders, then they will probably also work OK.
This Metronic videosender accepts up to FOUR Scart inputs from devices such as DVD, Digibox, VCR, camera etc. Two remote control handsets are supplied so you can select any one of the four inputs to be transmitted to the viewing room without cables. Note: The remote control that we supply with the Metronic videosender is used to switch between the 4 inputs. It can not be used to change the channel.
For convenience or where cable simply isn't an option we can offer this
Televès TEL7307 Videosender
The wireless video sender for your DigiBox, On-Digital, DVD, Video Recorder or Cable Box.
We believe that this is the best model available for signal, picture quality, audio and remote return.
You can certainly buy cheaper models elsewhere but we won't stock them.
All you need to send video and hi-fi quality audio to another TV in your home without wiring. It achieves this by using high frequency (2.4 GHz) wireless technology that provides exceptionally high quality picture and Hi-Fi stereo sound. You can use this pack to relay signals from your existing DigiBox to other TVs in your home. It is also compatible with any other equipment that has a SCART or A/V output such as Freeview receivers, VCR's, CCTV equipment, DVD players and Digital cameras.
OK, I have to point out that this uses a low-power, high frequency transmitter and, like all such devices, there can be problems. These devices have a limited transmission range (low power) and they are susceptible to interference and to movements of people nearby. For a long time I held off stocking a videosender because I prefer to be able to guarantee good results. I can't do that when performance depends on distance, on the thickness and content of walls and on the proximity of nearby human beings and metal objects. But customers are demanding these units, so here it is! We have tried to find the most reliable unit available and that means it's not the cheapest.
- Most of the time the results are good to excellent but you have to understand that there's a chance that your particular installation might not be as good as you'd like. This applies to ALL videosenders and not just this one. Our normal money-back guarantee applies (See Terms & Conditions).
Additional receivers are not available separately from manufacturer. You must buy another complete kit. They used to be available but the price was almost as much as a complete kit anyway, so they stopped offering it.
Another potential problem: it has only one transmission channel so, if your immediate neighbour has a TEL7307, it's possible that your Sky Digibox remote will change *his* channel and vice-versa. You may also receive *his* pictures and vice-versa.
All these products use "magic eyes", which are designed to be placed directly in front of the source device. With a Videoender the limiting factor is that the unit needs to be attached to the satellite box etc. via a scart lead and thus the unit will need to be close to the equipment.