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5.8GHz Mini Video Sender

Code: A31JL

3.7  out of 5 based on 66 reviews
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  • Send digital TV upstairs or to another room without cables
  • 5.8GHz frequency band - limited interference from wireless networks or wireless CCTV
  • Typically transmits up to 10m indoors

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5.8GHz Mini Video Sender

• Send digital TV upstairs or to another room without cables• 5.8GHz frequency band - limited interference from wireless networks or wireless CCTV• Typically transmits up to 10m indoors• Compatible with practically any video source (DVD, TV, satellite, Cable, PC, etc)• Stable 5.8GHz signal operates through most walls, floors and ceilings• For use with Freeview, free-to-air, Sky TV boxes and more• Change channel from another room with the built-in IR remote repeater• PAL and NTSC compatible• Easy set up• Kit includes 1x transmitter and 1x receiver

Please note: The transmission distance is dependent on the construction of the building you are using it in. In modern 3 bedroom houses with partition (dry) walls typically you will be able to transmit anywhere in the house. However buildings with all brick construction will sometimes see a reduction in the range possible and with stone built houses transmission may only be possible to adjacent rooms.


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  • Adequate

    Ease of setup: piece of cake.
    Video & sound quality: certainly not "crystal clear", however, I only spent time optimising the picture until I achieved what I believed was at the limit of the equipment.
    Value for money: for this build quality and simple technology I would rather pay half the price, but this goes for all video senders.
    Looks: ugly but small.
    Did it fulfill my needs?: I was not demanding much from it, only for it to transmit signal from a non-Sky satellite receiver, and to use scart; I was not expecting HD images.
    Would I recommend: yes, if you are not concerned about a less than perfect image that is interrupted by passing through the line of the transmitted signal.

    I was sceptical that it would work well enough but was assured that I could return if required. It was very easy to set up; the IR sensor took a little extra time and help from another pair of hands so I did not need to run back and forth between the rooms between each adjustment. The picture quality is as good as I would expect from such a non-hd transmitter (the output is through a phono-type socket to which a scart cable is inserted). The picture can be interfered by moving objects (people walking, doors opening etc.) that come between the two antennas.

    Conclusion: I'll keep it.

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  • Highly recommend Linked skybox in living room to tv in conservatory. (7 year old Panasonic viera) Very easy to install after first initial failed attempt, read instructions carefully again and hey presto .... A few tips make sure receiver tv is set to av ( initially mine set to hdmi) and put infrared remote mouse as close to remote sensor on sky box as possible The picture is fairly crisp not quite hd though

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  • Brought this to replace an old one. Easy set up but very poor results , picture ok, but constantly fades in and out. IR control worked for a while then stopped. Got replaced , but 2nd did same , so have given up on remote part .

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  • I purchased this item in my local Maplin store. I asked if you can purchase other receivers and I was told yes on the website. I now find out this is not the case, really disappointed about this. I must say this sender receiver is to replace one that I have had for a few years, I set it up very easily and worked straight away, no interference good strong clear picture.

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  • Bought this after Virgin quoted ???7PM plus 50 quid to set up a second virgin television in the kids playroom. So just incase there is any confusion, this unit will connect to the VCR Scart output on the Virgin V+ box, and into a spare scart on a second TV, the remotes also work no problem, picture is slightly degraded but not enough to worry about, sound is excellent. The units are transmitting through approx 10 metres of free air with a solid brick chimney in the way, plus kitchen units full of tins and stuff. This set up presented no problems, moving between the two units did not affect the performance. The units are simplistic and very easy to set up, make sure both units are set to the same channel. plug it all in, boot it up, and it just works. Maplin online posted through very promptly and also offered the best current price anywhere to be found, good on you guys!

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  • absolutely terrible, rarely works, doors have to be left open and in the right position, moving the aerial is annoying, its slow to respond if you leave your hand on it, itll interfere so setting it up takes ages, even standing near it messes with it, when someone walks up the stairs itll knock it off till there gone. my house isnt big, the best ive ever gotten the signal is still fuzzing and with really loud static, waste of money and the remote feature needs several button pushes and it still might not work, the three infa-red remote senders all have to be right infront of the sky box or whatever box you have.

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  • Very disappointed.The transmitter to receiver distance is only 6 meters apart. The signal only going through one brick wall.....Could just hear sound but no picture. Tried for at least 2hours to no avail..Eventually tried total line of sight at same distance,still nothing.... We got a different model at the same frequency(5.8ghz) and now getting excellent picture and sound..

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  • Bought this today from the Portsmouth store. Took 10 minutes to set up. Plugged it into the spare scart on my Fortec Star Passion HD box and it all works perfectly. Tuned into Sky free to Air channels and even BBC HD comes out clearly despite the fact the bedroom TV is not (yet) an HD one. Remote feedthrough on the Passion works fine as well. Two great products from Maplin!!!

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  • It does work - just about but there is a lot of interference. I intend mounting the receiver as high as possible (so it would have be helpful to have this unit in white with white wires and some help with the fixing - as it is it will probably be BluTak). It does fulfil the function intended (but I would not like to watch it for too long).

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  • Product works really well, was easy to set up although the translation in the instructions is not the best. Didn't have to use the extra remote wire as the inbuilt one works fine

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9 of 9 Questions

  • ashley said:

    What are the exact input/output connections, ports or wires that come with this product? I would like to connect my pc videocard output upstairs to my flat screen tv downstairs in order to watch movies stored on my pc.

    This is a scart connected unit so both pieces of hardware come with scart leads.

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  • Colin said:

    Does this product connect via an included scart lead

    yes that is correct

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  • Vasco said:

    Will the signal be able to have a reach of 40 meters through two or three 30cm brick walls?

    It is impossible to predict how the item will perform in a specific situation I am afraid.

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  • Chris said:

    Are additional receivers available?

    unfortunately not currently

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  • Mike Shackleton said:

    Can this product be mounted on a wall

    No sorry this product is not wall mountable

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  • Trevor Hurd said:

    Does this unit need to be licensed.

    This does not need to be licensed.

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  • David Withers said:

    Is this unit less prone to interference from other sources such as microwaves etc

    yes these units are less prone to interference from external signal sources.

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  • Gavin said:

    I have a LCD TV mounted on the wall. What are the measurements of this product?

    These are appx 4" x 4 " and 1" tall.

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  • Colin said:

    Will I be able to change channels on a satellite or cable receiver with this?

    This would depend upon which version of receiver you have. If the unit uses a normal IR remote then yes this item will relay the remote signal correctly. If the unit uses an IRDA remote then this unit would not work. It is recommended you contact the service provider first to confirm which version you have.

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A31JL 5.8GHz Mini Video Sender (1+) £39.99

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