I've run into a new situation. I have a customer that is moving into a condo and I'm trying to help them set up their TV viewing. The lady is handicapped and will spend most of her time in the bedroom at the rear of the condo. There is only one cable connection at the front of the condo and that's where the cable box will be. There's no way to run a coax from the front of the building to the back, No attic access and no basement. Other tenants on both sides of their space. There is however an Ethernet cable that apparently was run in the past when the condo was being built. It fortunately runs from the front room where the cable box will be to the back bedroom. So - - - - At the front of the condo where the cable box is, i can use an HDMI splitter and and HDMI extender to feed the TV in the back bedroom. No Problem!. BUT the big problem is, the cable box remote isn't IR. It's Bluetooth. I've searched the Internet and I can find wired Bluetooth extenders, but I can't find anything that will extend Bluetooth wireless. - - - a wireless Bluetooth extender. That is, - - - - The cable box remote control emits wireless Bluetooth to control the cable box and the box is way up in the front of the condo. The lady is home all day long mostly by her self and would like to be able to change the channels from her room with out having to get into her wheelchair. There are wireless IR extenders that have a receiver at one end that takes the output of the TV remote and wirelessly sends the signal to another room to an "IR Emitter" at the other end that recreates and emits the IR signal. But I don't see an equivalent for Bluetooth. Anyone got any ideas ??
1 year ago