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Leapfrog with an MX-600 or similar
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Post 1 made on Friday April 6, 2007 at 15:53
Long Time Member
August 2006
Bear with me on this one. I'm currently using a MX-600 with MRF100 base station. In an attempt to work around an issue I'm having with my TiVo being overloaded with IR from the base station, I was thinking about trying the following:

Move the MRF-100 away from my equipment cabinet, but still close enough to use the IR extender cables. Point one of the extender cables at the Leapfrog receiver and then use the Leapfrog transmitter's extender cable to point the IR signal to my TiVo. From what I've read, it seems that Leapfrog does not cause the overloading issue with TiVo that the MX-600 does. So in essence, I'm using the Leapfrog system to "filter out" the problem. I've already tried blocking the TiVo IR sensor in an attempt to fix the IR overload issue, but was not successful with that approach.

The MX-600/MRF100 combo works perfectly otherwise. And with this setup I can still use the MX-600 from other rooms without having to point my remote at the Leapfrog receiver.

Is this idea completely crazy? Will there be frequency conflicts? Any thoughts?

I guess this would be a Leap-Leapfrog system.

Last edited by limoman on April 6, 2007 16:02.
Post 2 made on Friday April 6, 2007 at 16:10
Super Member
October 2005
If it's really overload, cut an emitter wire and put in a resistor. Start around 330 ohm.
OP | Post 3 made on Sunday April 8, 2007 at 01:32
Long Time Member
August 2006
Success! A modified version of my Leapfrog idea has solved my problem. I did not need to use the Leapfrog transmitter (it conflicted with the MRF-100 anyway). The Leapfrog receiver is able to receive RF signals directly from my MX-600. And the Leapfrog IR extender cable puts out a signal level that does not freak out my TiVo.

I can finally control my TiVo, as well as all my other components, without having to point my remote directly at the equipment rack. Only took 6 months to find a workable solution - but it's finally over. Off to watch TiVo.

Thanks to everyone who offered help in this and other threads.

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