Originally Posted by Ed Harris
I have no context really to understand where this all is as I have no idea where it is?
What is this in?
Also I use IR repeaters every day and you are misguided I think about them,they work fine if installed correctly.
PM me and we can talk about it and I am happy to get you one for cheap too.
As for the antenna issues,you know the deal already. Get the metal in the air,anything else will not be reliable in general even at the wavelengths of WiFi in my experience. Signal strength and S/N are always at odds so you do need to be as far from interference as possible for a noticeable improvement.
Also let me know what adapter/cable for the Mini you need? I stock those usually.
DVI to HDMI is probably what you need,right? Audio is always separate with a DVI connection so either analog or digital coming out of the headphone jack works fine and I also have the Mini optical cable for the Mini in stock.
Let me know if I can help.
This is in a my Bigfoot
3000 series pickup camper. As shown in my avatar.
I need a DVI to VGA video cable or adapter. I should have one somewhere but I can't seem to find it. The one cable I can find is too short.
The tin foil seems to work well for reflectin. I suppose an IR repeater would make for a neater installation. I might have to add a couple of small fans and vents for the TV cabinet which is in the cab-over area, next to the step up on the drivers side. I prefer to keep it simple. I would welcome some discussion on your experiences with it. My one attempt did not work well and I knew exactly where the detector was. Amazon reviews of these products show very low satisfaction, matching my own experience.
I would like to build an interface to run all my audio sources--iPad (mostly used for video and reading), iPod touch (primary music source), Computer, and TV--four sources all through the built in stereo. I was thinking of using a rotary switch for all this--well labeled of course. I'm swapping my present stereo out in the next few weeks when I have all the parts I need. I am missing one interface cable and remote which is out in the barn somewhere. I keep looking but have not found it. Perhaps I'll check the basement. I might have moved all my Volvo parts down there. The stereo has a USB input, and that would be nice for the iPod--perhaps mounted on a Ram mount in the galley for a central location.
BTW, I installed three pair of USB jacks on switches to eliminate parasitic power loss though-out the camper. One over the dinette and one on either side of the head of the bed. Each of these is paired with a cigarette adapter so I can use a small 300 watt inverter for charging or running a laptop. My camper came with two other cigarette plugs and I have plug in USB adapter, but no on off switches for those. I need another phone charger cord for convenience.
As I said before I'll be running some network wiring for web cams next and hard-wiring a few Ethernet ports. These will run in cabinets where I also want to run RF cable for my Ham Radio. I will need some bulkhead fittings and cable glands before I start all that. Much of this will be proof testing for products that I will install on my boat, such as a Pactor modem for worldwide HF radio email. I'll be using older generation products in the camper and state of the art products in my boat. On the boat I'm being too much of a perfectionist. I decided to move my entire electrical
system panels aft to a very dry location. I've seem too many electrical
fires start at electrical
panels, and my old position was near a dead light
and subject to possible moisture intrusion.
I'll send you a PM and we can chat on the phone sometime.