Setting Up the Infrared Remote Sender (PowerMID)

From X10Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Question

How do I set up the Infrared Remote Sender (PowerMID)?

Answer

With the Remote Extender you can use almost any remote to control televisions, VCRs, stereos, CD players, DVD players, DVRs, or satellite systems from anywhere in your home.

The complete system consists of a transmitter and a receiver. You can add additional transmitters and receivers to extend remote control to more devices in more rooms.

Setting up the Remote Extender

  • Put the transmitter in the room where the remote control is. Place it so the remote can be pointed at the transmitter without obstructions.
  • Plug the transmitter into a power outlet.
  • Make sure the front of it (with the Powermid name on it) faces you.
  • Position the receiver in the room with the audio-video device so the side with the logo points toward it. Extend its antenna.
  • Plug the receiver into a power outlet. Note: If it is not practical to position the receiver in this way, an optional IR extender cable is available (see Powermid Extender Cable).


Test the Remote Extender

Point your remote control at the Transmitter and press any button.

The Transmitter receives the Infrared (IR) signals from your remote and converts them to Radio Frequency (RF) codes.

It sends these codes (even through walls and ceilings) to the Receiver which converts the codes back into Infrared commands to control your Television, VCR, etc.



Related Articles

Setting Up Video Sender with Tivo

Setting Up the Platinum Universal Remote

Setting Up the 5-in-1 Universal Learning Remote

Setting Up Video Sender L2

Setting Up Video Sender L2 with your Computer