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Just wanted to double check if the remote uses Infrared and if it is has anyone tried using a IR extender/repeater?
 

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Just wanted to double check if the remote uses Infrared and if it is has anyone tried using a IR extender/repeater?
To my knowledge, it is an IR remote, but I myself don't have an extender/repeater to try out. I have found that a lot of the time the receiver is very slow to respond, even when only sitting a couple of feet away and pointing the damn remote right at the receiver. So much for the "fastest channel change." Yeah, once it finally registers!
 

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It is definitely an IR remote, as I am using my IR Harmony to control the box.
 

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Here are some tips for anyone looking at remote control extenders. This is based on what I've read on AT&T U-verse forums over the last couple of years. U-verse uses the same hardware and software and has over 2 million subs, so it's a good resource for more unusual situations.

The VIP1200 series uses a carrier frequency of around 60 KHz while many IR extenders only repeat frequencies in the 40 KHz range. One product that users have reported success with is the Hot Link Pro.

I haven't tried a remote extender personally.

Another possibility is an RF remote that AT&T sells as an option, although it may be hard to get your hands on one unless you know someone that lives in the U.S. I've heard a rumour that MTS will also be selling an RF remote.
 

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Crap. Should've read your post before I ordered one from Amazom. Seems like the extender I ordered is not compatible with U-Verse.
 

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I can confirm the Amazon infrared extender does not work. Where's the cheapest place to buy a Hot Link Pro? I found a site that sells it for around $100 (includes shipping).
 

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Bell Fibe TV VIP2622 Remote Question

Does anyone know what frequency the Bell Fibe TV VIP2622 remote control operates at? Or what kind of IR extender would work for this receiver? I am trying to locate the Bell Fibe TV receiver in basement, and TV in main floor family room, what IR over coax extender will work for this situation?

Thanks.
 

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Motorola (the STB manufacturer) makes an RF remote which AT&T and MTS sell for an additional cost. You can check with Bell to see if they also sell it. See this thread.

Edit: if you're just controlling 1 TV with the VIP2622, Bell can install it next to the TV in the family room and connect it by coax to the router in the basement.
 

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I use an extender that convert the stock remote into a rf remote. My box is in the electric room and feeds 3 tvs. It is calles "next generation remote extender" it works great and have a comparable or greater range than the bell sat uhf remotes. Totally happy with it.
 

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Fibe PVR IR Emitter not Working

I have bell Fibe PVR Motorola 2262 as well as the speaker craft irc-2p 2.1 kit.
I have tried everything to get the emitters reading this PVR and am my wits end. I know the emitters work because the DVD player receives the ir signals Perfectly.

Has anyone had issues with this PVR? Any tricks of the trade? I need to be able to close my cabinet doors and this is driving me crazy.

Thanks
Ryan
 

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Ryan, I moved your post to our Remote Control Extender thread. It looks like the speaker craft doesn't support the IR frequency that the Fibe boxes use.
 

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Someone mentioned that Sasktel is selling UHF compatible remotes. If you know someone that lives there and subscribes that may be a good solution (or try Radio Shack or some reseller in the USA of AT&T Uverse)
 

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You can use your I-phone or android as a remote

No Rf extender required and no cost.Just download and sync up and use anywhere your wifi reaches
 

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@Rob50312, are you responding to my Bell Fibe post? if so, can you be more specific...ie. download what and sync to where?
 

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Bell Fibe VIP2502 IR Extender

I am trying to hide my Bell Fibe VIP2502 box by using an IR extender and having no luck. The receiver does not receive any signals when going through the IR extender. The IR extender does light up when I press a button on the remote.

Below are images of my setup:

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This is the IR extender that I am using:

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00DHCC5OM/ref=pe_386430_30332290_TE_dp_i1


Any insight here would be great.
 

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raygig, I moved your post to our remote extender thread. It appears the remote extender you purchased isn't compatible with Bell Fibe TV. You may want to check with Wise Mall to confirm.

I looked on amazon.com and found an extender that looks the same:

http://www.amazon.com/BAFX-Products-TM-Repeater-extender/dp/B009ZGK6QS/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I scanned the reviews and found several that said it wasn't compatible wit AT&T Uverse (which uses the same Mediaroom technology as Bell Fibe.)

You can look at some of the previous posts for some others that work.
 

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Thanks Dave for moving my post to the right thread.

I found an IR repeater in Amazon that claims it works with the Bell boxes. Purchasing right now and will post how it works out.

http://www.amazon.com/IRP-2U-38~56kHz-Frequency-Operates-devices/dp/B007GR2T9K

For use with -2- devices: All brands of A/V device's and remote control (38- 56kHz). Including ATT-Uverse model VIP1225 and VIP1216 (VIP2000 series and IPN4320 we suggest our IRP-BU kit. We have found that other Uverse boxes including 1225 and 2000 series work best with the IRP-BU) , Scientific Atlanta STB's, and name brand A/V Receivers.
 
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