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Nikkai 5.8GHz Phono Video Sender Kit
- Send digital TV upstairs or to another room in your home without cables
- Change channel from another room with the built-in IR remote repeater (note: now compatible with Sky+ / Virgin remotes)
- Compatible with practically any video source with a SCART or Phono connection (DVD, TV, satellite, Cable, PC, etc)
Nikkai 5.8GHz Phono Video Sender Kit
This product will not work with HDMI outputs. It requires either a SCART or Phono outputs to be available.
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.
|Frequency range:||5.745GHz - 5.805GHz|
|Antenna type:||High-gain patch antenna with separate UHF IR Remote antenna|
|Supply voltage:||DC 9V|
|IR operating frequency:||433.92 MHz|
|Transmitter output power:||50mVm @ 3m|
|Additional Receiver Order Code||A87KH|
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10 of 51 Reviews
Don't waste your money on this junk. I was unable to get any signal whatsoever when I first tried setting up the receiver and TV in an upstairs room. Concerned that the distance might be too great between transmitter and receiver, I experimented by setting everything up in the same room, with the units about 14 feet apart and in a direct line of sight with each other. After 3 HOURS of trying anything and everything to get a signal, the best I could get was clear audio but with no video signal at all. Even my brother - who has been an electronics engineer for over 30 years - couldn't get it working. Eventually, he contacted Maplins who suggested various solutions - all of which we had already tried - before finally suggesting that we take it back to the store we bought it from and simply get a refund. I will be doing exactly that tomorrow. The only reason this item is getting one star is because the Maplins employee tried his best to help us.
I was going to buy the 2 input version after reading the good reviews but I only need the 1 input. So I decided to go for this version, and I'm glad I did. I have a Technomate 5402 satellite receiver in my conservatory that I am now sending the signal to my master bedroom which is above the conservatory, and I am very happy with the results. There is now interference, but I'm not going through any walls, just the conservatory plastic roof and bedroom window. The IR sensor for the remote turns over the channels seamlessly. Recommend 👍
Select after 001 ....important
Ok I bought this years ago ,brill worked with old SKY Box . Got SKY + never used sender again ...until today .....right Sky+ needs setting on RF Outlet in SKY Menu ! ....everybody says ..... press A , SERVICES ... B press numbers 0 0 1 then YOU MUST PRESS SELECT this takes you to New MENU in SKY !!!!! ...now scroll alone to RF Outlets ...the scroll down to RF Outlet Power Supply and turn it ON ......NOW PRESS the GREEN BUTTON on your Sky Remote to SAVE EVERYTHING , Brill IT works hahahaha ...Happy Days
Wish I'd done it sooner!
Looked at these online and in the local Maplin shop a couple of times and walked away, mainly because most of the reviews are for use with Sky and I've got a Virgin Tivo box. Well, I wish I'd just done it earlier! Bought a pair today, sender plugs into the scart socket on the Tivo (use HDMI to connect to the telly) and the remote 'mouse' is stuck just in front of the Tivo. Receiver is plugged into the tv in the kitchen, about five metres away, through two stud walls and sitting next to the microwave. Set the kitchen tv to AV1 input and it just worked. Give the aerial/transmitter plates a tweak and the picture is perfect. Use the Virgin remote and it changes the channel no problem. Press the 'guide' button on the remote and there's your tv guide or 'My Shows' listing, and all of them play on the remote tv without a problem. Wish I'd just said stuff it and bought these earlier. Yeah the signal can be interfered with if I walk between the antennae as they're both on the ground floor but if I'm in the kitchen that's not going to be a problem. Going to have to buy another receiver for the tv upstairs and have Tivo on that instead of the Virgin+ box and save on the monthly fees (sorry Virgin!). Now where do I get hold of an extra Virgin Tivo remote?
Did exactly what I wanted it to
I bought 2 of these kits, the first one I used for a wired cctv camera which is in my garage which I could not run a cable to, the 5.8 GHz signal means it is not effected by other equipment the result is good. The second kit I used to repeat the the cctv signals from a DVR which is in my bedroom, to a TV in my lounge this also works very well I can also use the DVR remote to change cameras. I don't think the device was actually designed for this purpose but it really does work well
Well pleased !
Got these today. Took 10 minutes to set up, which was mostly spent rearranging the furniture to accommodate the tv and pulling out the sky+ box etc. Great picture on tv in bedroom, worked instantly, SCART leads are labelled receiver and transmitter to avoid confusion. The transmitter and receiver are approx 12 feet apart through a suspended timber floor topped by laminate flooring. Put the IR mouse on the shelf in front of sky box and the sky remote works upstairs. You can access the planner, recorded shows etc upstairs as if you were sat in your lounge. FFWD and RWND work on live tv too. HD channels are at about 90% I would say but I will take that.
Bought these senders to replace some 15 year old items. The picture quality on these is a little better but that's it. Using the units to transmit between the lounge & kitchen through one thin (non brick) wall the signal distorts with an audible noise every time you walk near the sender/receiver. This distortion is really bad unless you orientate the units to point directly at each other. This means you can't hide them behind the TV's they have to be on show. This wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't a large, pointless, super bright LED on the unit which you can't avoid when watching TV. These things work, just, but seem overpriced.
Great in theory, not so great in practice!
These have been set up on a Blade box, at a range of around 10ft from our lounge to the bedroom. There's a standard fabricated wall separating the rooms. The units take a lot of fiddling around to get a good signal. Everything in between is either good sound and banding/flickering of the picture, or crackling sound and a perfect picture! I tried to run it into the bedroom for our girls, but it would not pick up anything but a flickering picture and crackling sound, no matter where I placed it. This room is roughly 16ft away from the sender unit. The biggest gripe has got to be the units literally spazzing out when first turned on and at random intervals. They'll display a signal, then drop out, display, drop out, rinse and repeat... It takes roughly 2-3mins to then stabilise. If someone walks in front or in between the units the above then occurs again. From time to time, it will also do this at random whilst switching between channels. They are good enough for the basic job, but they come with quirks. You may be able to look passed these or not. All in all I'd say they are an 'okay' product.
Excellent product, works with TIVO
This product works with the Virgin media Samsung tivo box. The scart cables that come with this appear to be made of flimsy metal and a real struggle to insert into the TV and tivo. Be very careful. My second TV is in my bedroom, signal travels about 6 metres, through the ceiling and interior wall. The signal is nice and crisp, but walking near the receiver does cause interference, but to be honest I'm okay with that. This product would be five stars, if the scart connectors were better made
Heads up everyone.... Great bit of kit but the instructions don't tell you that the scart leads are specific to the sender and receiver. Get them the wrong way round and it won't work! Well worth the money though excellent picture upstairs.
|Item code||Item name||Quantity||Price|
|A86KH||Nikkai 5.8GHz Phono Video Sender Kit||(1+)||£49.99|
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