Remote Extender

Discussion created by fdenny on Nov 27, 2012

Does anyone use a remote extender on your cable box if the box is in a cabinet or out of direct line of the remote eye?  Was told that Shaw Direct ( satellite ) has a UHF remote that will work from any room in the house. This may be a bit annoying with several receivers as it could change channels on all receivers, but also was told that the remote can be programmed to only 1 receiver. I have a situation where we have a TV in the kitchen and the cable box in a different room. I presently have this  system like   Amazon.com: Next Generation Remote Control Extender: Electronics, seems to work OK, but it needs to have the battery recharged quite often. Is there anything out there that works better?