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Nikkai 5.8GHz Phono Video Sender Kit

Code: A86KH

3.8  out of 5 based on 55 reviews
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  • 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)

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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) • Super high-gain aerial and higher frequency for improved picture quality • No interference from wireless CCTV or networks due to 5.8GHz frequency band • Directional antenna to pinpoint the best possible picture with separate UHF IR antenna to reduce signal loss• Typical range up to 10m indoors• 4 channels for minimum of interference • Phono sockets for compatibility with various types of AV equipment • Stable 5.8GHz signal operates through most walls, floors and ceilings • PAL and NTSC compatible • Very easy to set up

All video senders are the same, right? Wrong! This video sender operates on the 5.8 GHz frequency and others operate on 2.4 GHz. Many household appliances like Wi-Fi, Cordless Phone, Microwave, etc., are also on 2.4 GHz so they will interfere with the standard video sender but with this one, due to its higher frequency you will experience interference-free viewing. And the long range of of up to 10m indoors and super high-gain aerial means crisp video and high-quality stereo signals for maximum entertainment.This product comes with one transmitter and one receiver. If you need additional receivers, you can purchase it using order code A87KH.

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
Channel selection: 4-channel
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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  • derek north staffs

    bought this two months ago easy to set up once you reaiize scart leads are not same one for transmitter one for receiver. brilliant picture but changeing channel needs exact position. moving just two inches can make a difference. does what it says from downstairs to bedroom fine.

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  • Perfect Item

    I do not normally write reviews but in this case simply had to in order to reassure similar techno-phobes like me who are contemplating a purchase but don’t know where to start. I simply wanted to get a video sender to be able to watch our Sky TV in the bedroom as we have such a poor TV signal upstairs. Reassured by Maplin’s guarantee that I could return it if it did not work in my house, I bought the one recommended by the chap in the store (much cheaper than some alternatives) and headed home. We have a standard house and the straight line distance between the Sky Plus box and bedroom TV is about 10-12 metres through standard floorboards/ceiling and maybe a partition wall. Certainly no line of sight. Anticipating great hassle, I literally opened the box, plugged everything in downstairs and pointed the unit in the vague direction of the upstairs bedroom TV and switched on. I then went upstairs and plugged the unit in there, switched on and then pointed the receiver in the vague direction of the downstairs TV and switched on. I changed the upstairs TV input source to the appropriate one and quite simply hey presto it works. As does the Sky remote due to the infra red dongle thing. I estimate that it all took about 3 minutes. Simply astounding.

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  • Jonbarb

    Bought this to replace an old Phillips sender I used to send sky to my bedroom,installed it okay received a good picture from my Sky + hd box but unfortunately I could not change channels from the bedroom... contacted Maplin technical advice they told me that the IR mouse needs to be aligned accurately but after no end of moving it around not success,can only presume the IR link was faulty returned product to Maplin for refund no problem.

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  • Read all this before you start in the installation

    I wanted to connect a Toshiba 27WLT56B HD Ready TV in the bedroom to a HuMax HDR-FOX PVR (Personal Video Recorder) in the lounge, and eventually I achieved it!! However, there is only a Getting Started Guide provided, and any possible links to a PDF User Manual all seem to be broken. The most important bit of information I finally found was here in a review a lot further down. "Adam said: Make sure!" i.e. there is a Transmit SCART Cable and a Receive SCART Cable lead. They aren't that clearly marked on the plug, and the GSG doesn't mention this amongst the other warnings. Needless to say I got them wrong. After that, the only other issue that I have found so far is that, although the Toshiba remote will control some basic functions, I needed the HuMax remote to completely control the box downstairs, but I then found that it will support the Recording Selection and Schedule, the TV Portal e.g. iPlayer, and finally put the PVR into standby, where the PVR can be Scheduled to fully Power Off. So, I’ve just ordered a 2nd PVR remote.

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  • 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.

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  • Excellent Sender

    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 👍

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  • 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 !!!!! 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

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  • 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?

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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4 of 4 Questions

  • Monk D'Wholly D'Honk said:

    Will this work with IRDA

    These do work with IRDA devices

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  • David ferguson said:

    Bought the 5.8ghz model A86KH and connected it up as required but still no picture upstairs tried every ID code and every channel but still nothing it is on a Samsung TV in both rooms

    The most common problem we see with these units is customers plugging the "receiver" cable into the "sender" box and vice versa ... the cables are clearly marked, please check you have the right cable in the right device.

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  • David Bolton said:

    I have one of these and the power supply has failed. Is a replacement available?

    We do a universal power supply that will support :

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  • Jerry said:

    I receive picture but can change channels on Sky box?

    The IR mouse needs to be placed in front of the skys IR & both units need to be on the same channel.

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A86KH Nikkai 5.8GHz Phono Video Sender Kit (1+) £59.99

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