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Is Neo able to send RF signal or just IR?
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Post 1 made on Thursday August 3, 2006 at 16:28
kooamas
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Yes, that is basicly it. I am planning to buy to a light switch which can be controlled by a remote and the RF switches are much better to use than the IR ones.

Thanks!

KMS
Post 2 made on Friday August 4, 2006 at 08:55
Mike Stewart
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Unfortunately, the Neo is not RF-capable. You have to go to a Pronto Pro to get RF in the Philips line.

Home Theater Master has several excellent remotes that include RF, such as the MX-700 and -800.

I've also heard of RF add-on kits that replace one AA battery, but I'm not sure how well they work, and they also place you in a nonstandard battery situation.

Good luck.
Post 3 made on Wednesday August 16, 2006 at 12:45
superflysocal
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i belive this is what you speak of:

[Link: smarthome.com]

does anyone have direct experience with this with specifically with a neo? I thought i read on another place selling a similar product that it has issues with touchscreen remotes.

If you have done this with a neo, please state the place you bought the rf converter from.
Post 4 made on Wednesday September 6, 2006 at 09:23
tkrug
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Buy an IR543 and an X10 light switch. The IR543 is an IR receiver that translates the code to X10. The combination is cheaper and the codes for the Neo are available here. You can put the IR543 with the rest of your equipment and not worry about pointing the remote at the lightswitch.
-Tim

Pronto Neo FAQ: [Link: remotecentral.com]
Post 5 made on Monday October 16, 2006 at 03:40
mickelin
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I see that you are from Finland. That means that you can get a set of the cheap RF switches typically sold in 3-packs for ~20Eur (e.g. Nexa, Intertechno) and use the sender part of a normal IR-extender (Digiality, Xantech) to convert from IR to RF. Works very well and much cheaper than getting into X10. Alternatively you can get the Digiality converter that replaces on of the Neo batteries with an RF-transmitter.

/Micke
mickelin


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